Calculate the power required to heat a volume of oil

By filling in the boxes in the oil heating time calculator below and clicking the respective “Calculate!” button, you can calculate the power and/or time required to heat particular volumes of oil. For the Theory & Explanation, click HERE.

Power required

Specific heat capacity of oil kcal/kg°C3:

Volume of oil to heat in litres:

Starting (lower) temperature in degrees C:

Finishing (higher) temperature in degrees C:

Density of oil in kg/dm3:

Time to heat oil in hours:

The power required is: kW

When you know how much power you require, your next decision is whether to apply direct heat via a heating element.

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