I do want to run a motor under kerosene, before to that I want to know that will it be dangerous or not?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Can you be more specific? Do you need a fuel pump or a 12V motor that just happens to be located under a tank of kerosene (which is generally not advised)? \$\endgroup\$
    – SRR
    Sep 3, 2019 at 18:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ There's a risk of sparks, which might not be a good idea around kerosene (assuming there is also oxygen nearby, which there usually is on earth). An AC motor would be safer, but I'd still avoid submerging electronics in fuel oils. The kerosene might also be able to dissolve some plastics used in the motor's construction, too. \$\endgroup\$
    – Hearth
    Sep 3, 2019 at 18:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ it is 12v dc motor only, i need to rotate it in kerosene. i don't have any idea regarding these motors to analyze the situation, so could you please explain me what will happen if it will be immersed in kerosene? \$\endgroup\$
    – Bhavani T
    Sep 3, 2019 at 18:11
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    \$\begingroup\$ This question is more about what it takes to ignite kerosene. I don't know what field of engineering covers this, but it's not EE. \$\endgroup\$
    – The Photon
    Sep 3, 2019 at 18:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ i would think that it is not dangerous as long as the motor stays competely submerged ... any exposure to air while the motor is energized could prove to be disastrous ... of course, if the motor is designed for use in explosive atmosphere, then it should be safe \$\endgroup\$
    – jsotola
    Sep 3, 2019 at 18:19

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There are many 12v fuel pumps that are designed to run submerged in gasoline, like this one for example https://www.amazon.com/WALBRO-255LPH-PRESSURE-GSS342-Authentic/dp/B0098MC3GU

You should look into pumps specifically designed to be used with fuels; there may be ones specifically rated for kerosene.


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