News: tagged "Oil Heating"

SpinSecure Tank Lock – Even you won’t be able to get it off without the key!

Thu, November 21, 2019 - 10:03:00

Domestic heating oil tanks and commercial diesel tanks are essential for some of you, whether it’s to heat your home or fuel your fleet – but owning a fuel tank also puts you at risk of fuel theft. Due to the increasing value of fuel, those who live in remote communities or leave their sites unoccupied overnight, increase their chances of having their fuel stolen – leaving them…

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8 top tips to help choose your heating oil supplier this winter

Wed, November 06, 2019 - 11:10:00

With the clocks going back last week, you can almost smell the burning dust on radiators all over the UK, as homeowners turn on their heating for the first time in around six months in preparation for winter. If you rely on heating oil for your home’s warmth, then your oil tank’s contents are set to take a dip over the coming period so it’s time to consider where your next…

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Dealing with an On-Site Oil Spill: The Do’s & Don’ts

Thu, July 25, 2019 - 9:12:00

Dealing with an oil spill

When you hear the words “oil spill”, you probably picture a disaster news headline where a cargo vessel has leaked thousands of litres of fuel into the sea, alongside pictures of seagulls with black, oil coated feathers. In actual fact, wherever fuel is stored there is a risk of an oil spill, and even if you hold as little as a drum of oil in your workshop, you are responsible for the…

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Reap the benefits of the Ultra Compact Fuel Tank Valve

Fri, October 14, 2016 - 12:59:00

In the UK, it’s common for most domestic oil tanks to have a traditional filter assembly fitted, meaning that the isolation valve is not the first component screwed onto the tank. Whilst this is currently the standard industry practice, a new solution has been developed to overcome some of the issues associated with the generic oil tank filter kits.

Some of the issues associated with…

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New campaign to encourage tank replacements

Wed, August 17, 2016 - 3:56:00

Campaign by OFTEC and FPS

Two of the top organisations within the heating oil industry – OFTEC and FPS – are currently working together on a new campaign, which aims to encourage oil users to replace ageing or damaged tanks. The campaign has come about after it was estimated that there are over 400,000 single skin domestic tanks…

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‘Ten year low’ oil price sees a rise in tank servicing

Fri, January 22, 2016 - 10:35:00

Over the past few months heating oil engineers have seen a huge increase in business, which they are putting down to recent cold weather and the price of oil being at a ‘ten year low’.

According to the oil distribution trade association ‘FPS’ (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers), the price of heating oil has reached a ten year…

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The Oil Care Campaign hailed a success 20 years after launching

Thu, October 29, 2015 - 12:22:00

This year, the Oil Care Campaign turned 20 - and in celebration, a conference and exhibition were held at a venue near Birmingham. Since 1995, when the Oil Care Campaign (OCC) was launched, oil pollution incidents in the UK have fallen by a whopping 60%. Speakers at the conference hailed the campaign’s success as “an example of what can be achieved…

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OFTEC lobbies MPs for changes to UK home heating policies

Tue, April 21, 2015 - 1:13:00

OFTEC and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS), supported by the rural communities’ charity ACRE, have written to potential MPs urging them to support proposals for a change to home heating policies in the UK.

The letter was sent out to a large number of election…

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Heating installers affected by the new ErPD

Wed, March 18, 2015 - 8:44:00

This week OFTEC released a press release regarding the new EU energy efficiency regulations which will be coming into force in just over 6 months. The heating oil trade association is advising installers to make sure they are well prepared for the new guidelines covering ‘production, testing and labelling of heating appliances’, otherwise risk…

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The Tank Safe Campaign – encouraging responsible ownership

Mon, March 09, 2015 - 9:31:00

During the last two years, 75% of confirmed oil pollution incidents were at domestic properties. Therefore the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) decided to join forces with OFTEC and launched a campaign on oil tank safety awareness for Northern Ireland householders.

The partnership seeks to…

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