Heatfed, The Heating Engineers and Allied Trades Federation, are inviting all within the industry to voice their opinion on the British Standard relating to the standard of fuel oils for the agricultural, domestic and industrial engines and boilers which is currently open for public consultation.
Heatfed a non-profit organisation, dedicated to giving an independent voice for heating engineers and allied tradesmen, is requesting all within the industry to comment on the section of standard BS 2869 relating to the quality of kerosene.
“If you want the quality of kerosene to be improved to eliminate burnt out, over-firing boilers, eliminate the premature carboning of vaporising burners and minimise the premature failure of oil pumps in the field, then you need to act now”, comments Alan Black, Director and Founding member of Heatfed.
“We urge all individuals and businesses to do their bit to improve the future of the oil firing industry, by logging on to drafts.bsigroup.com and submitting a comment under section 6, sub-section 6.2.”
To have your say on the issue, please visit, drafts.bsigroup.com and follow the instructions below:
- Register on drafts.bsigroup.com
- Log in to your account
- Search for “BS 2869”
- Visit section 6, sub-section 6.2 of the article
- Click on comments
- In the comments box, advise that the density scope of kerosene, as published in the draft in table 2, is not fit for purpose for its intended use in heating equipment. The densities stated are anything from White Spirit (RD 0.75) to UK typical Gas Oil (RD 0.84). This must be amended to 0.78 – 0.81 to enable the safe operation of oil fired appliances and to be in alignment with other kerosene standards.
- Then Submit your comment