Bio Diesel comes from a wide selection of sources. Including recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats. The main source being from biological and plant material. The main selling point of bio fuels is the fact that they come from a renewable energy source. From an ecological point of view and the low carbon future to meet the 2050 carbon commitment.
Both FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters) and HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) are made from renewable feed stocks and thus can contribute to meeting renewable fuels blending targets and reducing well-to-wheels CO2 emissions. HVO does not contain oxygen and is chemically similar to molecules that are found in conventional diesel. Blends of HVO and diesel can meet BS EN 590 or BS 2869 Class A2. These specifications do not place a limit on the amount of HVO in a blend. The quality of HVO by itself is specified by BS EN 15940. HVO has similar storage and handling considerations compared to conventional diesel. FAME contains oxygen, which makes it different than the chemicals in conventional diesel. The standard diesel grades BS EN 590 and BS 2869 Class A2 allow up to 7% biodiesel and are labelled B7. FAME blending can present some challenges in diesel storage and handling. Depending on FAME quality, impurities present may contribute to filter blocking, particularly at lower temperatures. In addition, when B7 diesel is stored improperly or with excess water, FAME may promote micro biological growth.
Fuel Storage Systems are the turnkey solution for bio fuel systems on CHP and power generation systems, We can complete the full package including: groundwork's, fuel storage tanks, gauging, pump sets, fuel management systems, pipework, trace heating, lagging and we operate on a nationwide platform providing installation and maintenance solutions.
Our vast range of above and below ground fuel fuel storage tanks complete with circulation and heat pumps provide solutions for every requirement with options from 1,000 right up to 150,000 litres.
They can be used for frost protection and process temperature maintaining of pipe work and storage tanks. Units may be used as an air sensing or pipe sensing thermostat. The unit is supplied in the air sensing mode with capillary bulb fixed to the enclosure. Removal of the bulb from the housing tube converts the unit to pipe sensing.
Type STCI has a transparent lid which allows the user to see the temperature set point without opening the unit. The unit is also fitted with indicating neons that show ‘MAINS ON’ and ‘HEAT ON’