Industrial Heating Oil FAQs

The Shift from Red Diesel to Industrial Heating Oil

In the wake of duty changes effective from April 1, 2022, numerous businesses found themselves transitioning from red diesel (gas oil) to a more viable alternative for their industrial heating needs.

This shift has spotlighted Industrial Heating Oil (IHO), a cost-effective and efficient fuel option that is increasingly becoming the preferred choice for commercial heating.

Expertise and support from a leading supplier

As a leading supplier of heating oil in the UK, we understand the importance of reliable and efficient heating solutions for businesses. To address the common queries and concerns regarding Industrial Heating Oil, we have compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions. These insights delve into the numerous benefits of IHO, offering clarity and guidance for those considering the switch.

If your questions about IHO are still unanswered at the end of this guide, simply give us a call on 0330 128 9838 and one of our fuel specialists will be able to help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Industrial Heating Oil (IHO) is a specialised fuel designed for commercial heating applications, offering a high calorific value and efficient energy production. Unlike diesel, IHO is tailored for use in boilers, heaters, and dryers, providing a cost-effective and energy-efficient alternative without the need for expensive equipment modifications.

IHO is ideal for a variety of buildings requiring space and central heating, such as apartment blocks, educational institutions, hospitals, government buildings, hotels, factories, and commercial establishments. It ensures a stable and efficient heating solution, especially during colder months.

Yes, while heating oil and diesel may share similar physical properties, IHO is specifically formulated for heating purposes. It’s not suitable for mobile or stationary plant machinery but excels in heating applications due to its winter-grade formulation and efficiency.

Industrial Heating Oil is used to generate heat in industrial boiler plants across various sectors, including food and beverage manufacturing, dairies, distilleries, animal feed mills, and in processes requiring drying and commercial heating like grain dryers, metal processing, and tarmac manufacturing.

IHO is an extremely stable fuel with a low pour point, making it a reliable winter-grade solution. It includes a multi-functional additive for system cleanliness, corrosion protection, and combustion chamber deposit control, which prevents issues like microbial contamination or waxing that can clog pipes and lead to equipment failure.

IHO offers more heat output for less money due to its higher calorific value compared to standard diesel. This translates into significant savings, especially when purchased in bulk. Compass Fuel Oil, as a leading IHO supplier, we offer competitive pricing and swift delivery within 24-48 hours.

Why choose Compass Fuels?

  • 100% UK nationwide delivery coverage.
  • Rapid delivery times – Our standard delivery time is next-day but ask us about same-day deliveries.
  • Flexible credit terms – Up to 30 days following month of invoice for customers paying via direct debit.
  • 24/7 – 365 days order line & help desk.
  • One stop shop – 1 number for everything fuel related – 0330 128 9838.
  • Fuel bowser hire & sales, spill containment equipment and fuel pumping equipment.
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