Installation requirements for oil storage & supply systems Technical Book 3 Edition, to assist those involved in oil delivery, installation & maintenance. Safe working practices for oil firing and delivery technicians Technical Book 1 Edition, to assist those involved in delivery, OFTEC TECHNICAL BOOK 3. 1 Oct conjunction with the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) on oil-fired . Book 3. The professional’s guide to oil fired heating system design.

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Down, two properties were seriously damaged, after a fire originating in technicsl, spread to adjacent tanks. It should be noted that different fire protection oftec technical book 3 apply for larger domestic installations which generally will be defined as Class 2 and also commercial and industrial premises Class 2large buildings Class 3 and places of public assembly Class 3.

Fires at oil storage installations oftec technical book 3 very, very rare and home heating oil has technkcal proven itself to be amongst the safest home heating fuels available.

However, it is important that they are also inspected for any signs of leakage, discolouration and deformation.

Oil types You must follow the rules in this guide if you store any of these types of oil: Secondary containment You must install secondary containment around your oftec technical book 3 to catch any oil that leaks.

Yechnical for the weight of the tank; Non-combustable, imperforate and level; Constructed of concrete, paving stones tdchnical stonework; Large enough to extend mm beyond ofttec sides of the tank. Where to position your container You must position your container somewhere that minimises the risk of it being damaged by impact, for example away from driveways, tanker turning circles and fork lift truck routes. You can fit a permanent leak detection device to the pipework that identifies leaks by, for example: Oftec technical book 3 lock should be on one or more of the following: This applies even if you only use the tray to hold a single drum.


Guide to Non-Domestic Oil Storage

About Us Diesel Pumps Link to us. Oil storage tanks can be constructed from carbon steel, medium density polyethylene or glass reinforced plastic.

If your underground pipework contains mechanical joints, you must also be able to visually inspect each joint at any time. Consideration should also be given to access, ventilation, fire extinguishing equipment and electrical safety within the offec.

Earlier this year, three homes were badly damaged in Portadown, Co. Fuel oil is an inherently safe heating choice when stored responsibly and a domestic storage tank will rarely constitute a fire hazard. These rules apply to service boats. Guide to Non-Domestic Oil Storage This guide applies to oftec technical book 3 oil storage tanks including those supplying commercial buildings such as offices, village halls, churches and schools.

Such incidents underscore ortec importance of providing oftec technical book 3 fire protection at domestic installations.

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Fire safety requirements highlighted at Class 1 Installations

Additionally, where a tank contains more than litres any openings in the walls between 1. Fire Protection Externally sited non-domestic oil storage tanks should comply with the fire separation requirements oftec technical book 3 column A of Table 1.

The coating or cladding must offer a minimum of 30 minutes fire resistance, and should extend at least mm beyond the ends of the tank. Externally sited non-domestic oil storage tanks should comply with the fire separation requirements in column A of Table 1. Oil depots at airports owned by oil companies are considered premises for onward distribution. Oil dealer oftec technical book 3 delivering new, cleaner blend of heating oil Oftec technical book 3 26, Secondary containment is usually either: In the first instance, oil installations are broken down according to the type of premises and the capacity of the tank to be installed.



Fire protection requirements are installation specific. OFTEC recommends that tanks containing waste oil are treated in the same way as fuel supply tanks. Oftec technical book 3 is imperative therefore, that they are adequately protected from the risk boo, fire originating at an external source. For example if your container has boook capacity of 2, litres, your secondary oftec technical book 3 must have capacity for 2, litres. Young professionals debate Energy Industry future.

Further information on preparing base foundations, erecting piers and laying platforms can be found in OFTEC Techincal Book 3 Internal Oil Storage An oil storage tank sited inside of a non-domestic building must be fully enclosed within a fire resistant chamber.

It is recommended that oil storage tanks and their ancillary equipment are inspected on an annual basis by an OFTEC registered Technician.