Paraffin Tank Suppliers In South Africa

What is a Paraffin Tank?

The tanks are used in candle manufacturing. The medium in the tanks must be stored at high temperatures to be usable, and therefore the tanks are provided with approx.

150-meter heating hose at the bottom of the tanks. 3 x 50 m³ single-skinned aboveground tanks with a diameter of 2500 mm.

Paraffin Tank Suppliers In South Africa

Are there different grades of paraffin?

Paraffin wax classification

According to the degree of processing and refining, it can be divided into three types: fully refined paraffin, semi-refined paraffin, and crude paraffin.

How many households use paraffin in South Africa?

600 000 South African households

Paraffin (kerosene) is the main fuel for at least 600,000 South African households, mostly energy-poor residents of dense informal settlements.

The use of this fuel is fraught with danger and is frequently associated with conflagrations, burn injuries, poisoning and fatalities.

Is paraffin more flammable than petrol?

Paraffin is less hazardous than gasoline and boils at 150-275oC. It can be extracted from coal, wood and oil shale, but is mostly acquired from the distillation of petroleum.

What is the fuel being used for paraffin?

Kerosene: a fuel also known as paraffin. Mineral oil: any of various colorless, odorless, light mixtures of alkanes in the C15 – C40 range from non-vegetable (mineral) sources, particularly a distillate of petroleum. Petroleum jelly (soft paraffin) Tractor vaporizing oil: a fuel for petrol-paraffin engines.

What is the use of paraffin in South Africa?

PARAFFIN – the number one cause of poisoning in South African children, and a major fire hazard. Paraffin is widely used as fuel for cooking, lighting, and heating in poorer communities. It is often sold or stored in unmarked containers e.g. old cooldrink bottles.