Check out this Article from Clean Burn:
1981 Clean Burn Unit Still Cranking Out Free Heat
LEOLA, PENN. – Originally purchased by a farmer in Illinois, a 1981 Clean Burn furnace that recycles used motor oil is still working hard after almost 30 years. The unit left the horse farm eight years ago and made its way across country to Joe Bailey Automotive in Utah, where it now recycles more than 4,000 gallons of oil a year.
“I guess you could say this was an early Christmas gift from my brother,” says Joe Bailey, owner of the Salt Lake City automotive repair shop. “He inherited the unit when he bought the farm but didn’t have a use for it so he had a friend drive it to me Thanksgiving weekend in 2002. I didn’t pay a cent for it --- best investment ever!”
The 335,000 BTU furnace is one of the oldest Clean Burn units still operating. Bailey and his employees cleaned up the unit, replaced an old gear-driven piston pump and now use the furnace to heat 2,500-square-feet of space during the winter for the eight-bay garage.
“That furnace is one of the most reliable pieces of equipment I’ve ever seen,” says Bailey. “The oil burns cleanly out the stack and saves me thousands of dollars each year on heating costs. The garage bays are opening and closing all the time, letting in freezing weather. However, it doesn’t matter how cold it gets, the Clean Burn furnace keeps us warm.
“I also like the fact that it helps the environment. Instead of continuously collecting the used motor oil and then paying for it to be hauled away to a recycler, we re-use it right here. This way there’s no chance of spillage during transit. And, we don’t use any other heating source during the winter --- we’re just relying on our recycled heat from a three-decade old unit that we think will last many, many more years.”
Engineered to burn used motor oils generated by cars, trucks, heavy equipment, boats and other vehicles, Clean Burn furnaces and boilers transform used-oil into free heat. More than 80,000 Clean Burn products located throughout the world burn millions of gallons of used-oils each year on-site, at the point of generation. This volume of used-oil would otherwise be transported on highway systems and pose a considerable risk to spills and/or contamination to the environment.
Clean Burn is an ENERGY STAR® partner. The company holds numerous industry certifications and works with the U.S. government, the Environmental Protection Agency and various associations to help coordinate the establishment of standards and regulations related to heat recovery and recycling efforts involving used motor oils.
According to Robert Bennett with Eco Heating Systems, the awareness and use of Clean Burn used-oil heating systems by automotive garage owners and other businesses that generate used-oil is continually growing. "Eco Heating Systems distributes used-oil furnaces and boilers to companies throughout Maryland and Southern Delaware", says Bennett. "While not all units last for 30 years, we are constantly hearing about incredible return-on-investment numbers from satisfied customers. Our clients are utilizing used-oil for immediate economic savings to their companies, while eliminating their cradle to grave liability, and disposing of their used-oil in an environmentally friendly and responsible manner." For more information on Clean Burn, visit http://www.ecowasteoilheaters.com/ or call 1-866-888-1103.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Oldest Clean Burn Furnace still in operation?
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