A brief overview of terms and concepts associated with used oil recycling, waste oil furnace manufacturing, and the waste oil heating industry.
Authorized Distributor - person or business certified and trained to sell and service specific products.
BTU - British Thermal Units; a unit of thermal energy.
Chimney - flue from the furnace or boiler which creates draft and allows gases to escape.
Cradle-to-Grave Liability - the legal liability of a material from its generation to disposal regardless of third party involvement.
Energy Retention Disc - a composite material formed in the shape of a disc which is placed at the back of the combustion chamber for the purpose of capturing heat and to aid in heat dispersion.
EPA Approved - accepted and endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Fuel Oil - Any liquid petroleum product that is burned in a furnace or boiler for the purpose of generating heat.
Heat Exchanger - a device which transforms cold, ambient air through the furnace into hot air, transferring it back into the room as hot air.
Metering Pump - any regulated pump which transfers oil from a storage tank to the burner.
Swagging - is a forging process in which the dimensions of an item are altered using a die or dies, into which the item is forced. May also be referred to as Swedging.
UL Listing - Underwriters Laboratories; the trusted resource across the globe for product safety certification and compliance solutions.
Used Oil - any petroleum based or synthetic oil that has been used and is no longer suited to its original use. Often used interchangeably with "waste oil."
Waste Oil - any petroleum based fluid or synthetic oil that has become unsuited or unwanted for its original purpose through use or handling.
Waste Oil Burner - any piece of equipment that heats, ignites, and combusts waste oil and is attached to a waste oil furnace or waste oil boiler.
Waste Oil Furnace - any piece of equipment that utilizes waste oil as a fuel source to warm the contents of a forced-air heating system.
Waste Oil Heater - any piece of equipment that utilizes waste oil as a fuel to generate energy in the form of heat. Most common uses are to heat air (furnace) or to heat water (boiler).