Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's All About The Oil

Disposal of used oil is an important aspect of operating many businesses.  Burning your waste oil on-site in a Clean Burn waste oil furnace is the most economical way of dealing with disposal of your used oil.  There are some things you need to keep in mind after installing a Clean Burn heater at your facility:

1) Don't Run Out of Oil - Many waste oil haulers are in the habit of just stopping by your shop and sucking out the waste oil you have on hand.  If you don't have oil, your furnace will not operate!  It is essential that you do not let a hauler take your used oil at any point during the heating season.  If you are overflowing with oil, and must have some hauled off, only allow the hauler take half of your oil.  We recommend at least 12" of oil be available at all times, preferably 1/4 - 1/2 tank.


2) Keep contaminants out of your waste oil supply.   Water, Anti-Freeze and Brake Fluid - these are the three most common oil contaminants that will cause your furnace to stop operating, and can cause major damage to your furnace.   Other contaminants including biodiesel, Oil-Dri or cat litter, dirt and sludge in your oil tank can all cause your furnace to shut down and cause costly repairs.

Feeding your Clean Burn furnace or boiler with "Clean" used oil is important!

3) Establish a used-oil management procedure for your employees.

4) Get your used oil storage tank emptied and completely cleaned out in the summer by your waste oil hauler.  It is important to get rid of the sludge in the bottom of your tank each year.

By following these simple steps and getting proper periodic maintenance, your furnace will be happy and continue to provide reliable, economical heat all winter long!

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Keep Your Clean Burn running properly

COLD weather is here. Please help keep your Clean Burn running properly during cold weather.

1. Monitor the oil supply in your tank. Make sure you have sufficient good oil. Make sure there is plenty of oil in the tank to last overnight. Make sure your oil is not contaminated with antifreeze, water or sludge. Please see the list below for approved oils.

Crank case oil
Transmission Fluid
New Fuel Oil # 2, #4, and #5
Synthetic Used oil
Hydraulic Fluid (up to 90 Weight)
Diesel Oil and Diesel Fuel (New or Used)

2. Make sure your air compressor is in a warm environment . Make sure there is no water in your air compressor or the air compressor line. Water in the air compressor could freeze and cause your air compressor not to work. Your furnace will not operate without air coming from your air compressor.