Oil and Renewable Energy Show – sponsor news

Harlequin’s easy to use technology

Harlequin will be displaying a number of iTank models with representatives on hand to discuss the i-Track intelligent monitoring technology and its easy to use home display monitor.

The i-Track enables homeowners to manage their home heating oil usage and potentially save up to 10% on heating bills. The oil level is calculated over 200 times per day, ensuring that fuel usage data is extremely accurate, and also offering an effective fuel protection system.  Each tank is also supplied with an external lock, which protects the manhole cover, and an internal lock, which secures the fill and inspection points.

With the heating season approaching and the issue of fuel theft being at the front of customers’ minds, Harlequin will also be offering practical day to day tips on protecting your existing tank and on reducing oil consumption over the winter months.

Kingspan – energy innovation

Kingspan is set to demonstrate a range of exciting new products.

Representatives will be on hand to showcase innovations across fuel storage, tank technology, monitoring platforms, rainwater harvesting systems, solar thermal and wind turbines. The company will also use the opportunity to get feedback from customers, which can influence future product development.

“We see the market expanding rapidly to respond to the need to reduce the impact of climate change, with demand rising for products covering everything from energy generation to sustainable water management,” said Charles Burns, commercial director.

He added: “For those already working in the oil heating sector, diversifying into complementary sectors such as renewable energy technology or sustainable water management makes good business sense.  Meanwhile, renewable technology suppliers can reach out to the oil industry to persuade those who work within it to branch out and include renewables within their business model.”

OFTEC – discussion and technical advice

OFTEC will take an active part in the show’s seminar programme. One of the critical topics under discussion will be the future of oil heating/bioliquids – a seminar which takes place at 13.00 on Wednesday 17th October (see page 12).

Throughout the show, members from the OFTEC team will also be keen to help with any technical or registration queries. Whether it is a question about training and assessment, or building regulations, OFTEC will be available to help with information and advice.

The full range of technical publications will be available from OFTEC Direct, along with the latest consumer information sheets and special offers on equipment.

Riello – innovation in challenging times

In a great year for the UK with jubilee celebrations and the Olympic Games, the oil industry is facing some of the most challenging legislative and trading conditions it has ever experienced.

Riello takes its responsibility to the industry’s future very seriously, the company works closely with associations such as OFTEC, and is involved in developing industry standards.

Riello will showcase exciting new products that meet specific market requirements, including a multi-stage version of the popular RDB oil burner. The new model is able to operate at full and part load, for improved efficiency.

Additionally, a fully modulating version has been developed with noise reduction and low electrical consumption. The new model has an innovative hydraulic and control solution of modulating outputs.

Brett Hale, residential product manager, said: “The show gives us the perfect opportunity to present our innovative products and to share opinions with engineers, installers and industry experts.”

Warmflow – launching a brand new range

Representatives from Warmflow will be on hand to demonstrate a range of new and current products across the oil and renewable sectors, offering an extensive range of options from oil-fired boilers to solar tubes and panels.

Phil Craggs, UK general manager, explained: “We will showcase all our current products, including the condensing oil boiler range with its unique all-plastic balanced flue kits; one of the UK’s top three performing unvented cylinder ranges; a full range of solar thermal packages; and many other products.”

“We will also launch a brand new range of British manufactured renewable products exclusively at this event.”

Headquartered in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Warmflow has combined recent development of renewable technologies with installing Europe’s most advanced automated oil boiler facility, and the most up to date unvented cylinder manufacturing plant in the UK.

Worcester’s perfect partnership

Worcester, Bosch Group will be available to provide an insight into how a renewable heating solution could be the perfect partner for an oil-fired boiler.

With the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive, homeowners are being encouraged to look at renewable technologies to save both cost and emissions. Most boilers on sale are now compatible with solar technology, which is one of the most versatile forms of renewable energy, and can make a significant impact on fuel bill savings.

Martyn Bridges, director of marketing and technical support, said: “The point here is not necessarily that a renewables revolution is set to cast aside a need for the traditional boiler, but that a measured approach to the incorporation of green technologies is the best way forward.”

The company is now offering an extended five-year guarantee on its complete Greenstar range of oil-fired boilers.