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Using biodiesel blends in Weishaupt products

A very important consideration when using a renewable biofuel, such as rapeseed oil, is the extent of its suitability for heating equipment that is already on the market.

Trade press

Mar 01, 2011

Using biodiesel blends in Weishaupt products

A very important consideration when using a renewable biofuel, such as rapeseed oil, is the extent of its suitability for heating equipment that is already on the market.

Weishaupt - one of the world's leading providers of heating equipment - has played a considerable role in European biodiesel field trials, as well as carrying out studies at its own Research and Development Centre. Blends of fuel oil and biodiesel (vegetable oils processed with methanol to produce FAME - fatty acid methyl ester) underwent long-term practical testing over several heating periods in trials led by the Association of the European Heating Industry (EHI) and Eurofuel, the European Heating Oil Association. Numerous trials took place in Austria, France, Germany, Luxembourg/Belgium, Switzerland, and the UK, running typical oil-fired heating systems with a five-percent blend of low-sulphur fuel oil and FAME.

These European field trials, laboratory trials, and endurance testing over several years have demonstrated that Weishaupt products, in other words burners from 15 kW to 22 MW and oil-fired WTU boilers, are suitable for use with the following fuels:

  • Fuel oil in accordance with DIN 51603-1
  • Low-sulphur fuel oil in accordance with DIN 51603-1
  • Blended fuel oil with biological admixtures of up to 10 % in accordance with DIN 51603-6

The WTC-OB oil-fired condensing boiler is approved for use with low-sulphur fuel oil (per DIN 51603-1) or a maximum 10 % blend of bio-oil (per DIN 51603-6). The WTC-OW oil-fired condensing boiler is approved for use with low-sulphur fuel oil (per DIN 51603-1) only. The admixture of ash-forming additives is not permitted.

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