10 Tips to Ensure You’re Burning Clean Waste Oil

How do you reduce the number of contaminants and ensure you’re burning the cleanest, safest waste oil?

Burning clean waste oil is a science. Utilize these 10 tips from EnergyLogic:
✅ Install an EPA Approved Heater
✅ Burn Oils at the Highest Possible Temperature
✅ Use a Heater that Burns a Variety of Oils
✅ Ensure Heaters are Low Maintenance
✅ Burn Waste Oil Only in Stainless Steel Heaters
✅ Install Waste Oil Heaters with Their Own Air Compressors
✅ Use the Right Size and Location For Your Space
✅ Invest in the Correct Waste Oil Tanks
✅ Seek Expert Advice
✅ Purchase the Best Quality Waste Oil Heaters on the Market with EnergyLogic

Clean Waste Oil – And Why It’s Important

Clean waste oil is a general term that refers to the sustainability of a fuel. The number of contaminants produced during the burning process determines how clean it is. Fewer contaminants equates to a higher sustainability rating.  When burned efficiently, no dangerous leftover residue should enter the atmosphere or surrounding environment. Recycling your waste oil not only saves you money, but burning clean waste oil helps create alternative energy without compromising the environment.

10 Expert Tips

Install an EPA Approved Heater 

Burning oil with an unsustainable heating device will never produce a high-quality, clean product. You must use an EPA approved heater to ensure you’re burning clean waste oil. An EPA approved heater has passed all the necessary regulations to be safe for humans and the environment. 

Burn Oils at the Highest Possible Temperature

Burning fuels and oils at the highest possible temperature ensures the lowest amount of ash accumulation and lowers the risk for potential pollutants to survive. The flame retention head feature on EnergyLogic heaters enables total combustion, so there’s no leftover residue. Flames at 1,500 degrees or higher produce the highest heat output available:about 120 degrees. The most efficient burner will produce the cleanest burning of oil—and EnergyLogic heaters have the highest heat output of any heater currently on the market.

Use a Heater that Burns a Variety of Oils

EnergyLogic heaters burn the widest range of oils, including synthetics and other qualifying fuels, to ensure complete combustion of materials. Energy Logic heaters have the capacity to burn fuels anywhere from No.2 – 90W. With the exception of one, every other competitive waste oil burner on the market can only burn No.2 – 50W.

Ensure Heaters are Low Maintenance

Low maintenance heaters are an indicator of clean waste oil burning. A heater that stays cleaner longer simply produces the cleanest waste oil. EnergyLogic heaters are the only on the market that are equipped with swing-away burners. They also have a unique ash removal port to make cleaning quick and easy.

Burn Waste Oil Only in Stainless Steel Heaters

Stainless steel heaters are less prone to warping, corrosion, and breakage over time, so they burn clean waste oil faster and more efficiently for decades. EnergyLogic heaters are constructed with light, stainless steel smart technology. This allows them to burn clean waste oil at efficient temperatures. The stainless steel heat exchanger conducts heat fast and is far more resilient. In contrast, the carbon steel materials generally used in competitor heaters can’t withstand the high temperatures that the Beckett burner produces. An efficient heater will require less oil to burn overall, as it won’t waste any excess product or need to be replenished as quickly. This kind of recycling is sustainable, since it reduces the potential for waste and toxic material ending up in the environment. 

Install Waste Oil Heaters with Their Own Air Compressors

Most heaters require connection to an external source of air, like shop air, in order to run. Using an external compressed air source has the potential to introduce outside contaminants. For instance, a large compressor tank can collect water or dust leading to fuel contamination problems. A better alternative is to use waste oil heaters that house their own air compressors that can run seamlessly without the potential introduction of outside contaminants. At EnergyLogic, all waste-oil combustion furnaces use onboard air compressors as standard.

Use the Right Size and Location For Your Space

To burn oil safely and within proper EPA regulations, you need the right size waste oil heater.  You also need to be able to install your furnace in the most convenient spot for your space while still channeling warmth where you need it. Energy Logic heaters are versatile in terms of size and installment.

Invest in the Correct Waste Oil Tanks

Ensuring that oil burns clean and remains clean has a lot to do with how it’s stored. Waste oil tanks with elevated fuel pick-up capability can actively remove impurities and provide the least amount of contamination.  An elevated fuel pick-up apparatus sits six inches above the bottom of the tank.  Since impurities will invariably settle after sitting for a period of time, this feature keeps them from being reintroduced to the oil – leaving you with a cleaner oil than what you started with.

Seek Expert Advice

You need the right resources, knowledge base, and support to succeed at anything. With EnergyLogic, you can be confident that you’re burning clean waste oil. Don’t forget, results matter. Trust a company with decades of combined experience and long-term success.

Purchase the Best Quality Waste Oil Heaters on the Market

EnergyLogic offers the safest, most efficient, cleanest waste oil heaters on the market. Smart, innovative designs and high-quality stainless steel construction make these heaters the most efficient and sustainable option for producing clean waste oil.


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