1. ChoupsChoups Member

    French
    Hi,

    I’m a bit confused as how to translate “fossil fuel oils”. I know that “fossil fuel” stands for “combustibles/carburants fossiles” but with oil at the end I’m not quite sure of the right translation.

    Here’s the context: Fossil fuel oils are comprised of mixtures of petroleum distillate hydrocarbons, obtained by distilling crude oil and removing the different fractions through the crude oil refining process.

    My guess: Les produits pétroliers fossiles sont composés de mélanges d’hydrocarbures de distillat de pétrole, obtenus en distillant du pétrole brut et en extrayant les différentes fractions lors du processus de raffinage du pétrole brut.

    Thanks
     
  2. nobbs Senior Member

    France - Français
    Hi Choups²,
    I think "fossil fuel oil" it is simply redundant (or it is used in opposition to palm oil). Carburants fossiles or carburants pétroliers are a good translation (because in "produits pétroliers fossiles" you don't really translate "fuel").
     
  3. edwingill Senior Member

    England English
    "combustible fossile.
     
  4. JeanDeSponde

    JeanDeSponde Senior Member

    France, Lyon area
    France, Français
    A moins que fuel oil ne soit utilisé pour exclure un autre combustible fossile, le gaz...?
     
  5. ChoupsChoups Member

    French
    En fait, la brochure parle de groupes électrogènes et de stations thermiques fonctionnant au gaz ou a d'autres types de carburant liquide. Donc sur cette page on ne parle pas du gaz.

    Ils disent ca en gros: 2 major categories of fossil fuel oil are burned in compression ignition engines - distillate oils and residual oils. In addition crude oil may also be burned if suitably treated....
    Ensuite il y a 3 paragraphes: un sur le Kerosene, un sur les Distillate Fuel Oils or Light Fuel Oils (LFO) et un sur les Residual Fuel Oils including Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO).

    Mes traductions :

    Fossil fuel oils=> carburants fossiles
    Distillate fuel oil=> mazout leger/distillats?
    Light Fuel Oil=> fuel/mazout domestique
    Residual fuel oil=>fuel residuel
    Heavy fuel oil=> fuel lourd

    C’est un peu confus pour moi.
     

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