What is ammonium nitrate fuel oil
Ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) is a blasting agent that consists of porous prilled ammonium nitrate and fuel oil. When combined with oxygen, it is one of the safest and most affordable blasting chemicals available in the coal mining, quarrying, metal mining and civil construction industries.
An ANFO mixture is usually created by combining solid ammonium nitrate porous prills with diesel fuel. In some cases, emulsion blends are used in various chemical applications and differ from ANFO in the physical form the reactants take. ANFO mixtures appear as beige, grey, yellow or pink oil-covered prills that smell of petroleum, which accelerates the burning of combustible materials. Extra care is taken to keep ANFO away from fire or to prevent unplanned explosions.
When it comes to blasting oil, particularly in ammonium nitrate emulsions, the quality of your oil matters. Cleanaway uses a more environmentally friendly and lower cost fuel oil solution by utilising Used Lubricating Oil (ULO), blended with diesel to each customer’s specifications.
Switching to recycled waste oils can offer you cost savings of up to 35% for the fuel oil in your ANFO mixtures, compared to using virgin fuel oils such as diesel.
Why use Cleanaway Fuel Oil in your ANFO mixture
Our offsite closed loop waste oil services ensure that your waste oil is collected on time and without issue. Subsequently, a fuel oil guaranteed to meet the agreed specification is then delivered to your site – a solution tailored specifically to your needs. Unlike other vendors, Cleanaway avoids onsite waste oil processing, as it may cause issues around feedstock availability and waste disposal processes, costs and quality assurance.
Our ammonium nitrate bulk fuel oils are not only great substitutes for virgin fuel oil but can also be blended and mixed according to your specific ammonium nitrate detonation needs. Some of these fuel oils are:
- Cleanaway Fuel Oil 100
A cost-effective substitute for diesel, IFO 180 and natural gas in ANFO
- Cleanaway Fuel Oil D15
A pre-blended mix that displaces low viscosity, high purity virgin fuels such as diesel
Additionally, switching to recycled waste oil processed or re-refined by Cleanaway’s offsite processing facilities ensures that your fuel oils will always meet the agreed requirements without the quality and processing risks associated with onsite processing.
Cleanaway can also provide onsite storage, blending and MMU loading infrastructure that meets all relevant standards for your use.
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