Evaporation from tank?

  • I really do not understand the sense/background of your question in detail.

    My experience with occasionally used wick lanterns (I've got approx 10 pcs. in this "mode") which are stored att approx. 20°C with kerosene in the tank that there is a very little loss in volume by evaporating.

    However, There are many factors influencing this, e.g. storage temperature, the type of kerosene used etc.

    As a conclusion: yes, there are losses by evaporating, but very little, I would say neglicible.

    Just try it, after 6 months or a year you will confirm my statement or post your personal experience her.

  • Thank you, Andy. I'm glad to hear of your experience. I will try it. I have only Alkan now. In the past I bought large size drums of kerosene and I was living in a farm setting and had more opportunity to use the lantern and because of the low price of the fuel was not concerned. Now I'm buying quite expensive small quantities. I didn't want to waste it.

  • hi Nomad,

    yes there is some evaporation from tank.

    in storm lanterns it's very little, as the wick is small.

    in round wick lamps with wick sizes of 60-90mm , as well as Aladdin lamps you can notice the evaporation after a year or so.