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. For the Theory & Explanation, click HERE.
Roughly speaking, due to its density and viscosity, heavy oil will heat up in half the time of water, or if you prefer, require around half the heating power to heat up the same volume of water in the same period of time. However this will require a much lower watt density than on a oil 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.