Safety Standards

All Clean Burn heating systems are listed by UL to all appropriate standards. Clean Burn systems meet or exceed EPA regulations and meet all safety and environmental requirements as an acceptable means of waste oil recycling. Clean Burn systems comply with all applicable safety standards wherever Clean Burn is sold worldwide. If you buy a Clean Burn from an authorized Clean Burn Distributor, you can be sure it meets the safety standards in your region.

Being smart with waste oil also means being safe. Clean Burn recommends that anyone purchasing, installing, and/or operating a waste oil heating system review and follow the standards as established by the National Fire Protection Association. These standards include codes that have been written specifically for the safety of the waste oil industry and should be used in conjunction with the Operator's Manual supplied with your Clean Burn heating system.

Long Term Benefits

Good News. Clean Burn Costs A Little More, You Get A Whole Lot More.

A Clean Burn waste oil furnace initially costs more than any other competitive unit. That's not a bad thing. It's a very good thing if you care about the following facts.

Clean Burn Long Term Savings

The higher initial cost of a Clean Burn buys you a waste oil furnace that will last longer, perform more reliably, be easier to clean and maintain, cost less to service, and give you a far greater return on your investment than any other waste oil heating system, period.

You get the world's most advanced technology for recovering heat from waste oils. With Clean Burn you get better engineering, heavier materials, unrivaled craftsmanship, and unequaled sales and support service for the specialized job of heating with waste oils.

Long-Term Benefits

As a reward for paying more initially, here is what you can expect over the life of your Clean Burn waste oil furnace.

  • Longer Service Life
    As you can see, with Clean Burn your return on investment over time far exceeds that of lesser units. One basic reason is that others don't last as long as a Clean Burn.
  • Better Heat Extraction
    Another reason for this outstanding return is that a Clean Burn furnace extracts more usable heat from the waste oil you have. That means in the coldest winter you will most likely not have to purchase fuel oil to make up the shortfall that a less efficient furnace may leave you with.
  • Greater Reliability
    Clean Burn furnaces enjoy a matchless reputation for reliability and trouble-free performance. You'll have less need for replacement parts and service, and less inconvenience due to furnace outages. As a matter of fact, Clean Burn waste oil furnaces perform reliably even in the coldest weather conditions, including many installations in Siberia.
  • Easier Maintenance
    The maintenance interval of a Clean Burn waste oil furnace is about 1000 hours of operating time. Some competitive units typically require cleaning much more frequently.

Performance Advantage

A Word About Efficiency

Measuring the efficiency of waste oil furnaces is difficult because a clean furnace burns more efficiently than a dirty one. Ash residue from the combustion of waste oil builds up inside the combustion chamber and gradually reduces the amount of heat transferred from the combustion chamber to the room air. This means that the precise efficiency level of any waste oil furnace is constantly changing depending on the amount of ash build up, in addition to other factors.

When comparing "apples to apples," however, you will find a striking difference with a Clean Burn furnace. Stack temperature. The lower the stack temperature, the greater the furnace efficiency.

Clean Burn Heat Exchanger

Typical Clean Burn Stack Temperature = 450°
Typical Blast Tube Furnace Stack Temperature = 600° to 1000°

Some people say, "I don't care how efficient a waste oil furnace is. I'm burning free oil anyway." True. But if you run out of waste oil because of low efficiency and high consumption, you will soon be paying a lot of money to your local fuel oil dealer to get you through the heating season. Kind of defeats the purpose.

Clean Burn is a more efficient waste oil furnace and is far less expensive to operate over the long term even though it may cost more initially. You can always burn excess waste oil. You can't always get free oil if you run out.

Safety Issues

ULIn the U.S., nearly all states and municipalities have adopted safety codes, which require that waste oil heating systems be UL listed. Clean Burn has worked closely with UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.) for years to help advance the safety standards of waste oil equipment. Our in-house testing facilities are unique in the waste oil equipment industry and are qualified by UL. All Clean Burn furnaces and boilers are UL listed and meet or exceed safety standards as required around the world, including CSA and C-UL in Canada, CE in Europe, GOST-R in Russia, and ERMA in New Zealand.

Ducted Heating Systems

Clean Burn has worked closely with UL to develop UL-listed waste oil ducted central furnace systems. For applications where heating ducts are required, it is important to make sure that the manufacturer has obtained UL approval.

The Clean Burn Cold Weather Advantage

PenguinQuestion. When do you really need your waste oil furnace to work properly? When it's really cold, of course.

Here's an amazing fact. Clean Burn is the only waste oil furnace in service on the continent of Antarctica. Workers in government research facilities there stay warm in the world's harshest environment with Clean Burn waste oil furnaces while helping protect the environment.

Also, dozens of Clean Burn units are currently functioning in Siberia, some at locations where other waste oil furnaces failed to function properly due to the extreme cold conditions.

Bottom line: For the waste oil furnace that is the most reliable in the coldest conditions, your choice should be Clean Burn.

Design Advantage

As the market leader, Clean Burn has more certified engineers on staff constantly improving and creating new waste oil furnaces, boilers, recycling centers and storage tanks than any other manufacturer. A lot of technical expertise is required for the world’s largest selection of waste oil furnaces and boilers.

Another reason Clean Burn is the industry leader is our focus. It’s all we do. We don’t make dryers, parts washers, lifts or any other type of shop equipment.

As you make the important decision on which waste oil furnace to buy, keep that in mind. To Clean Burn, a waste oil furnace is too important to be an afterthought.

The Clean Burn Heat Exchanger

Clean Burn Heat ExchangerIt is simple physics. The more surface area exposed to a combustion chamber, the more heat you will capture. The more time room air circulates around a heated surface, the warmer it becomes.

There's nothing else in the world like the remarkable Clean Burn Heat Exchanger. Compared to inexpensive Blast Tube furnaces, which feature a simple cylinder shaped combustion chamber, a Clean Burn Heat Exchanger provides approximately 200% more surface area for capturing combustion heat. You get more heat from less oil.

The result is a lower stack temperature, more economical use of your waste oil, easier maintenance and longer service life.

The Clean Burn Pump

The oil pump is a key component in any waste oil furnace. As every mechanic knows, it is better to have a heavy duty component that doesn't have to work to the limit of its ability over time. That is why the Clean Burn Pump is made so "beefy," so heavy duty.

Compared with competitive units with plastic gears and overworked electric motors requiring fan cooling, the Clean Burn Pump features heavy duty steel gears encased in an oil bath, and precision assembly to help ensure a very long, very reliable service life. Oil flow is consistently held because precise gear ratios and pump speeds are set for each individual furnace. This maintains correct flow rates no matter what type of oil and viscosity is used and provides for optimum performance.

In short, if you were building your own waste oil furnace, you would choose a Clean Burn Pump, no question.

Advanced Burner Design

Advanced Burner DesignUnlike standard fuel oil, waste oil must be pre-heated in order to ignite properly, and they have a higher flash point. Some waste oil furnaces are modified fuel oil burners, but that approach simply isn't good enough for Clean Burn customers.

The Clean Burn burner is engineered from the ground up exclusively to burn waste oils, and burns standard fuel oil for added versatility. The pre-heater block heats oil and air to the same precise temperature for efficient combustion.

The mixture is ignited at the burner retention head, where additional combustion air is added, which swirls in a carefully calculated pattern to maximize combustion efficiency and help make flame control easier.

The special retention head creates more air turbulence at the point of ignition to generate a larger, more efficient flame, making operation more reliable and more forgiving for burning waste oils.

Waste oil furnaces that use modified Beckett fuel oil burners (which are outstanding when used with standard fuel oil) are much more susceptible to nuisance flame-outs, or shut-downs. Clean Burn furnaces are legendary for reliability. The burner system is one good reason why.

The unique modular design of the Clean Burn burner also makes service faster and easier.

Swedged, Not Welded

SwedgeA swedge is a way of joining metal parts without welding. Welded joints are susceptible to cracking and failing in a combustion chamber environment. The tubes in our Heat Exchanger system are not welded together, but swedged, allowing the metal parts to expand and contract with minimum metal fatigue. This means added years of reliability and service life for your Clean Burn furnace.