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Frozen Condensate Pipes…….

Every winter hundreds of boilers in the UK stop working because their condensate (drain) pipe freezes solid… Until now there has been no solution to this problem of ice blocking the drain in freezing conditions… Frozen Condensate drain pipes will now be a thing of the past. No more hair dryers or

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The Benefits of Top Off-take of Oil From Your Tank.

The biggest problem by far with storing large quantities of oil is the risk of pollution. Nothing illustrates this more than the oil pollution caused by the explosion on the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Whilst our own local domestic oil storage issues might seem insignificant when

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Chimney and Flue Draught Stabilisers Explained….

Draught Stabilisers In almost all heating installations, the draught created in the chimney is greater than that required by the boiler flue. The draught can vary from 0 up to 100 Pa during the heating season. The variations depend on differences in temperature as well as wind conditions. The consequences

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De-Aeration and its advantages

De-Aeration Questions and Answers   Why does gas build up in the oil line? Gas will automatically be released from the oil when pressure in the oil line falls below the atmospheric pressure resulting in a vacuum (negative pressure). The quality, temperature and viscosity of the oil will also play

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Oil De-aeration ! Air in your oil heating line….

Oil heating problems… …with gas/air in oil When oil is drawn up from the oil tank to the burner large amounts of gas bubbles can be released from the oil. These gas bubbles are released when there is a negative pressure (vacuum) in the suction line. This occurs in almost

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Oil Heating the most environmentally friendly……..

Published on November 28, 2011 in News

Oil Heat … Efficient! Heating and hot water system efficiency is a measure of the amount of usable heat extracted from the potential energy of the fuel. For example, if your heating system is evaluated at 85% efficiency, it means that 85 pence of every pound spent for heat and

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The Atkinson Ultra installation instructions

Installing your Atkinson Ultra Gauge. It is essential to read these instructions through before beginning the installation.   Most modern Plastic Tanks will have a 32mm hole ready on top of the tank to take the transmitter. If this is not so, find a flat level area on top of

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Atkinson Filter Valve Fitting Instructions

FITTING INSTRUCTIONS The Atkinson Filtervalve is supplied for connecting to 10mm dia oil line. See Note 4 below if other pipe sizes are to be fitted. THE TANK SHOULD BE INSTALLED WITH AT LEAST 30CM (ONE FOOT) CLEARANCE UNDER THE FILTER BOWL. This is to allow adequate clearance for maintenance

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Benefits of keeping your oil fired heating system serviced

Making sure your oil fired boiler and heating system is kept serviced regularly will keep it at its most efficient. This will help save money on unexpected breakdowns, plumber call out charges and of course reduces your fuel bill. Most equipment manufacturers recommend it is serviced at least once a

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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Success for Biofuels research project The Oil Firing Technical Association, ICOM Energy Association (ICOM), the University of East Anglia and others have successfully trialled a new blended heating oil which combines a bio-fuel with kerosene or gas oil. A provisional specification for this new fuel will be issued in 2010.

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