Open Access Research Article

Technical and Environmental Study on Using Light Fuel Oil and Crude Oil in Internal Combustion Engines (ICE)

Osama Mohammed Elmardi Suleiman Khayal*

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Nile Valley University, Sudan

Corresponding Author

Received Date: September 14, 2019;  Published Date: September 26, 2019


This research study has been done in Aljabalein Power Plant at White Nile State. The objective of the study is to compare and differentiate between two types of fuel, light fuel oil (LFO) and crude oil (CRO) used in power plant situated in Aljabalein site. The comparison has been done on different viewpoints including the impact of exhaust gases on the surrounding environment, the performance of engines at different loads, and the operation and maintenance costs. It is found that CRO fuel oil is preferred to LFO fuel due to less operation costs. But it has many disadvantages such as high pollution rates and high consumption of spare parts.

Keywords: Light fuel oil; Crude oil; Internal combustion engines; Technical study; Economic study; Environmental study; Aljabalein power plant

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