Calculate power or time required to heat a volume of oil

By filling in the boxes in the oil heating time calculator below and clicking the respective “Calculate!” button, you can calculate the power and/or time required to heat particular volumes of oil (based on mineral oil). For the Theory & Explanation, click HERE.

Power required

Specific heat capacity of oil kcal/kgx°C3: 1

Volume of fluid to heat in litres:

Starting temperature degrees C:

Target temperature (finishing) degrees C:

Heating time hours:

Density of oil kg/dm3: 1

power required to reach target temperature in heating time allotted: kW


Time required

Specific heat capacity of oil kcal/kgx°C3: 1

Volume of fluid to heat in litres:

Starting temperature degrees C:

Target temperature (finishing) degrees C:

Heating power kW:

Density of oil kg/dm3: 1

power required to reach target temperature in heating time allotted: kW


Roughly speaking, due to its density and viscosity, heavy oil will heat up in half the time of oil, or if you prefer, require around half the heating power to heat up the same volume as oil in the same period of time. However this will require a much lower watt density than on a oily heater. For more specific information on oil, or heat up calculations for any other of a very long list of chemicals, please call Jamie on 01827 703228.

When you know how much power you require, your next decision is whether to apply direct heat via a heating element 250w – 6kW

Tubular Heating Elements

Tubular Heating Elements

 

 

 

 

 

 

or a screwed immersion heater 1kW – 24kW

PII - INDUSTRIAL IMMERSION HEATER

 

 

 

or for greater than 24kW, a flanged immersion heater

PFC Range – Carbon Flanged Immersion Heaters (1kW to 2000kW)

 

 

 

or perhaps even a vat heater (2-18kW) if you wish to access from the top of the tank.

vat heater available bends