Sunday, September 03, 2006
Veggie Oil Burner Unit from UK.
Kroll is a German company with a UK base specialising in Oil Fired systems that will burn vegetable oil in addition to regular oil. They do a series of burners, boilers, and hot air heaters covering a wide range of applications. Of special interest to many householders, they carry a 25 - 33 Kwatt oil burner unit which is suitable for ordinary domestic heating. This unit can be easily retro-fitted into many, but not into all, existing oil boilers.
The Kroll burner unit will not work in balanced flue units, only in systems which use a standard flue.
I had a nice conversation with Kroll Uk's Jeremy Grove, who was very pleasant and helpful, and had all sorts of interesting information. He told me that you can purchase directly form Kroll UK, and the price of a complete domestic sized burner unit is £761 Sterling plus VAT or about 1126 Euro plus VAT. He guesses the carriage should not be more than 50 Euro at most.
The Kroll publicity blurb goes:
The new Universal oil burners by Kroll are versatile. Through a developed combustion technique this burner is able to burn nearly all vegetable, animal and conventional oil. Adjusting to the Burner to the required fuel is simple to do. All you have to do is turn a dial, without the need of any tools. For all products Kroll meets the requirements of DIN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 9001.
Unit 49, Azura Close
Woolsbridge Industrial Estate
Three Legged Cross
Tel: +44 (0)1202 822221
Fax: +44 (0)1202 822222
Let me know how you get on if you decide to try this approach.