OFTEC Technical Information Sheets and Guidance

The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) is the trade association for oil heating, cooking and fuel tank industry in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland.

OFTEC produce a series of useful 'Home Guides' prociding advice on oil tank installation and mainenance...  and best of all, they're free.  To download you own copy, simply select the relevant publication below:

Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) Guidance

Domestic Guides
Oftec Home Guide to Oil Storage
Oftec home guide to domestic oil supply pipes

Commericial Guides
Above ground oil storage EA Pollution Prevension Guide PPG2
None Domestic Heating Oil Storage guide
None domestic oil pipe guide

Pollution Prevention Guidelines

The principal environmental regulators in the United Kingdom – Environment Agency; Environment Agency Wales; Northern Ireland Environment Agency; and The Scottish Environmental Protection Authority - have together produced a series of guidelines to assist in minimising the risk of a pollution incident occurring at an oil tank installation. These publications can be downloaded by clicking the relevant link below:

PPG02 Above Ground Oil Storage Tanks
PPG08 Storage and Disposal of Used Oils

If you're installing an Oil Tank at industrial, institutional or commercial premises, it is also worth checking out the NetRegs website or contacting your local Pollution Prevention Officer.

Other EA Guides
Domestic how to look after your oil
EA 10 point check list

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Apollo User Guides

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Every effort is made to keep this area of the site up to date. However, J Seed & Co cannot be held liable for errors and omissions. Legal compliance is the user's responsibility. If you have concerns over compliance, you must seek professional advice, or contact your or local building standards or environmental authority. Additionally, J Seed & Co recommends that all oil tanks should be installed only by a competent person, registered with The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC). Please note that J Seed & Co will not be responsible for any oil tank installation which is non-compliant with prevailing statutory requirements.

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