Waste Oil Burners, Heaters and Boilers

Used Oil and the Environment

By E. Ron Watson, Used Oil Management Association

The used oil-fired heating industry has grown in recent years, largely through a better understanding of the economic benefits and technological advances that make used oil-fired heating systems dependable and efficient. Used oil-fired hot-air furnaces and hot-water boilers manufactured by members of the Used Oil Management Association (UOMA) have earned UL or CSA listings.

But perhaps the most significant benefit of used oil-fired heating systems is what they do to protect the environment. Improper disposal of used oil is among the most significant sources of water pollution in the United States. One gallon of used oil can ruin one million gallons of water (a year's supply for 50 people) and create an eight-acre slick on surface water...complete article

Friendly Fire

Today's waste oil furnaces provide an economical and dependable source of heat for your shop

By Professional Tool & Equipment News

No doubt, you've heard the cliche. "There's no such thing as a free lunch." While it's probably true for the most part, here's a saying that's not a cliche; "You can get heat practically for free from a waste oil heater." Sound interesting? Heck, compared to a free lunch, who wouldn't be interested in getting free heat? Depending on your situation, a waste oil heater just might be the perfect solution to your heating needs... complete article

Why Heat with Waste Oil?

From large fleet operators to small businesses, everyone benefits from clean, cost-efficient waste oil heat

FREE Heat!

Fed up with high heating costs? As energy prices climb, waste oil heat is gaining popularity. Not only does waste oil heat reduce your heating bills, it also eliminates the cost to haul used oil off-site. Waste oil heaters usually pay for themselves in 12-18 months-and a warmer shop can lead to higher productivity. 500-1000 gallons is all the used oil you need to save thousands of dollars each year.

End Cradle-to-Grave Liability

The liability for proper disposal of used oil extends from the moment it drains into your oil pan until it is processed or burned. This includes any accidental spills or intentional dumping by a used oil hauler. However, the U.S. EPA exempts the generator from that liability when used oil is recycled on-site for energy recovery. By burning used oil in Lanair heaters in accordance with EPA regulations, you eliminate superfund liability and uninsured expense, while gaining an economical source of heat... complete article

Waste Oil Heating: Many Shop Owners Still Don't Get It

Motor Service, Feb, 2001 by Jocelyn Park

It's been a blustery winter. If you don't believe me, ask my car. Along with the many others out there hit by snowstorms, I couldn't find my car for a couple days, and when I did, well, let's just say I wasn't happy.

Or, you might also want to ask your technicians, who, no doubt, like to keep just as warm as you, especially while working. Waste oil heaters solve many problems: they heat your work space, help the environment by recycling used oil, and save money on heating costs... complete article

Waste not, want not: Burning waste oil

See how used oil technology can save you from burning a hole in your wallet.

By Thom Elmire

Buying waste/used oil heating equipment is a smart move, but it is an investment that requires research and thought.

A steady supply of waste oil is almost as valuable as gold in today's economic and energy-strained environment.

Operators fortunate enough to have either a conjoined quick lube operation or access to a reliable supply of waste oil are in an enviable position considering the constant flow of spent crankcase oil, transmission and hydraulic fluids drained and routinely replaced in motor vehicles... complete article

From tasty to toasty: Used cooking oil heats a diner

Owner of Watertown eatery rebels against fuel costs

By Peter J. Howe, Globe Staff

Like every small business owner, Don Levy was eager to escape crushing increases in the cost of energy this winter.

The owner of Deluxe Town Diner found a way to slash his fuel bill for heating and hot water to $0 during some weeks this winter: a new system that runs on the 30 or 40 gallons of vegetable oil he uses every week for cooking fries, plus oil he collects from a nearby pizzeria and a pair of Chinese restaurants.

While hundreds of Boston-area restaurants sell or give their used cooking oil to companies that reprocess it into motor and heating fuel, Levy is one of the few who has cut out the middleman and become his own heating supplier. Besides curbing heating costs, Levy is also saving the $100 or more he used to pay a sanitation company to haul away used oil every month... complete article

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