Heavy Fuels

Heavy Fuels

The US military has made an extraordinary effort to convert all of its gas powered equipment to operate on one fuel. It’s an initiative termed as “One Fuel Foreword”. There are a few different types of fuels that fall in the category of “Heavy Fuel”. The largely Kerosene based JP8 is one of the primary fuels used for this initiative. The reason for using this fuel over gasoline is the fact that it is very hard to ignite and it can sit in storage containers for a very long time without degrading. This makes it relatively safe and reduces the risk of fire on a ship or base.

The US military has made an extraordinary effort to convert all of its gas powered equipment to operate on one fuel. It’s an initiative termed as “One Fuel Foreword”. There are a few different types of fuels that fall in the category of “Heavy Fuel”. The largely Kerosene based JP8 is one of the primary fuels used for this initiative. The reason for using this fuel over gasoline is the fact that it is very hard to ignite and it can sit in storage containers for a very long time without degrading. This makes it relatively safe and reduces the risk of fire on a ship or base.