Storage of your Waste Oil Fuel is critical to the effectiveness and endurance of your EnergyLogic Waste Oil Furnace or Boiler. While lax collection and storage practices will certainly shorten the lifespan of your Waste Oil Burner and contribute to poor operation, even with due diligence water, sediment, and other impurities will inevitably find their way into your storage system.
The first step in maintaining your fuel storage tank is in collection. It is important to know the source of your fuel, in an effort to ensure the quality/purity necessary to keep you warm all year long. Your waste oil unit will not operate on water, and the small orifices inherent in the design can easily become clogged if debris and sediment are not properly screened.
Your waste oil can be transported in a variety of ways, be it barrels or jugs, but ultimately it must be transferred into your fuel tank via transfer pump, or by pouring it directly into the tank. The best practice is to add fuel when the machine is turned off, and allow the fuel to settle overnight before running the machine again. Doing so allows the EnergyLogic Storage tank to do it’s job of separating burnable fuel from impurities, before the fuel enters the filter and pump.
EnergyLogic Drain Pans are purpose-built to screen out the larger pieces of debris before it enters your storage tank, increasing maintenance intervals and helping to reduce down-time for your machine. Further, the purpose built drain pan offers a convenient place to set old oil filters and components while they drain completely.
The Fuel Pickup on EnergyLogic Waste Oil Tanks is located about six inches above the bottom of the tank. The idea behind this design is to allow sediment or impurities to settle in your tank, below the fuel level.
EnergyLogic Storage tanks have a few key safety features. Each tank is supplied standard with a Fire Stop Valve, which will cut the fuel supply in case of fire, as well as a fuel gauge to help you keep track of your fuel levels.
Additionally, a 4″ emergency tank vent is available here, which fits all EnergyLogic Tanks and, as it says, allows the pressure in the tank to equalize with the outside air.
It is important to remember that water can easily condense inside your waste oil tank, even if you’ve been very careful about keeping your fluids separate.
The drain valve, located on the bottom of your waste oil tank, is there so you can easily drain the water and impurities off the bottom of your tank and ensure a clean supply of fuel to your EnergyLogic Waste Oil Burner. This operation should be a part of your annual maintenance, unless you’re unsure of the quality of your fuel, in which case more often is recommended.