|Oxfordshire Waste Cooking Oil Collection||
Eductors are a cost effective way of boosting your pumps power (flow output). The Eductor forms a jet, additional liquid is drawn through the nozzle via the Venturi effect. Flow rates can be boosted to 5 x with this inexpensive nozzle. Visit the shop for more info
Video - The eductor should be placed 5"
The nice people at Oxford Catalysts have donated a centrifuge designed to clean waste oil and biodiesel! I'm looking forward to installing it this summer, the ultimate in fuel purification.
Powered by a high gear pump, the centrifuge is powered by the pressurised fuel itself, spinning the main rotor head at high velocity. Particles that weigh almost nothing become much heavier, separating from the fuel.
Looks like the Wintron working well, I'm still on 100% Bio even during the coldest nights. Snow caused havoc as usual, got stuck on the same hill again!! Deployed the secret weapon - Snow Socks - which promptly distintegrated themselves...
Friendly Range Rover towed me up the hill - Thanks to who ever that was travelling fro m Southampton to Milton Keynes
Well last year I got truly caught short! One cold February morning we set off on a journey and promptly broke down 5 miles from the house. Solidified fuel in the tank , well it was -15c....Followed by a humiliating tow from the AA
So this year I'm trying Wintron XC30, a cold flow improver instead of the usual Synergy. I'm going to lag the fuel tanks with insulation at some point. Will keep you posted.
Oxford Waste Cooking Oil now supplies a range of filters as well as heat exchangers, glassware and other consumables aimed at the biodiesel and waste vegetable
I fitted the sump drain valve the other day. You can either buy a specific valve off the internet for £30 or make one from parts. So far so good, this cost about £10 to make and should be easier for me to change the oil wqhich I do every 6k or so.
Making Biodiesel can be a low impact activity - almost everything can be recycled. Plastic containers are washed and put in the plastic recycling. Metal containers are crushed and sold for scrap. Often, containers are re-used to collect and store oil. Cardboard outer packaging is collected by the kerbside recycling.
Excess methanol can be reclaimed via a condenser and re-used. As for the oil, any dregs are used to start my wood burner.
If your residing in the UK then its likely your council tax bill was frozen this year - Hooray! The consequences are you may suffer council cut backs, as they try to claw the money back - Booo! That's why Drayton tip do not accept waste cooking oil any more....So get in touch with me instead or ask one of the guys at the tip