Pour Point

Pour point is the lowest temperature at which an oil flows under standard conditions. It is 5°F above the oil's solidification temperature. The wax content of the oil significantly influences the pour point (the more wax, the higher the pour point). Knowledge of an oil's pour point will help determine the need for heated storage, storage temperature, and the need for pour-point depressant. Also, since the oil may cool while being transferred, burner preheat temperatures will be influenced and should be watched.

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