WHAT DOES IT DO FOR YOU?
Ever run out of oil or been unable to judge how much oil you have left in your tank?
We are now fitting OIL GUARDIAN which:
Measures Tank Contents
The Oil Guardian will show you the current level of oil in your tank – a light appears alongside the current level as follows:
- 75% +
- 50% +
- 25% +
- 10% +
- FILL TANK – (THE LIGHT WILL FLASH AND YOU WILL HEAR AN ALARM WHEN 10% – IS REACHED – ORDER OIL)
- EMPTY! – (WHEN LIT UP THIS INDICATES THE TANK IS NOW EMPTY AND THE BURNER IS IN INTERLOCK TO PREVENT OIL BURNER DAMAGE – SEE BELOW)
Burner Interlock when oil has run out
If the tank runs out of oil, OIL GUARDIAN will stop the boiler firing and ensures the oil line remains full of oil.
Without OIL GUARDIAN you would need to refill your oil tank and arrange for your engineer to bleed your oil line and repair any damage (eg to the oil pump) which often occurs if you allow the oil tank to run dry.
With OIL GUARDIAN fitted, once the Oil Tank has been refilled you just reset OIL GUARDIAN. Your boiler will start immediately without the need to call your engineer. This will save on expensive call out costs as well as wear and tear on your oil pump (or worse still, replacement of it).
What else can OIL GUARDIAN do for you?
OIL FILTER BLOCKAGES
OIL GUARDIAN will cut out the burner should the oil filter be blocked. It will re-start once the debris has been removed – the benefit being no wear and tear in your oil pump.
OIL SYSTEM LEAK CHECK
Your engineer can easily establish if there is a leak on the system reducing the time needed to establish what problems are occurring. All they need to do is
- Switch off the boiler
- Observe and note the oil level on the OIL GUARDIAN
- Turn off the oil tank valve and wait for 5 minutes
- If the level lights have has decreased after 5 minutes there is a leak on the line
SEVERED OR DISCONNECTED OIL LINE
The alarm will sound instantly potentially preventing or limiting environmental damage through loss of oil.
In the event of the fire valve tripping, the boiler interlock will operate instantly. This prevents the risk of fire occurring as well as wear and tear on the oil pump. Once the Fire valve has been reset you will not need your engineer to visit to bleed the system (you may still require the engineer to visit if there are other reasons which caused the fire valve to trip).
HOW DOES OIL GUARDIAN WORK?
This is a unique system which is boiler mounted rather than attached to the oil tank. It has the advantage of being hard wired directly into the mains rather than operating via wireless signals.
The sensor is monitoring the pressure head constantly, which enables any incidents on the oil line and oil tank to be detected instantly