Secure precious oil supplies.

Keep an eye on oil supplies

Published:  06 October, 2009

COUNTY DOWN: Kingspan Environmental is urging merchants to warn their customers about keeping an eye on consumers' domestic oil tanks.

"Now is the right time for heating systems service engineers and oil companies to advise their customers about how to manage and secure their oil supplies," said Tony Soper, Kingspan Environmental's GB sales director.

"Winter is approaching, and as temperatures start to drop, households that have oil-fired central heating will be starting to fill up their tanks and have their heating systems serviced.

"The act of filling the tank in readiness for the first cold snap also brings understandable concerns over the safety and security of the oil.

"Installing a Watchman alarm in the tank will give an instant alert to a sudden drop in oil levels, day and night.

"A transmitter on top of the tank measures the level of oil, sending the details to a receiver inside the house where it is displayed on an LCD screen. In the event of the oil level dropping faster than 1.5 cm a minute the receiver will emit a siren-type sound that indicates either a leak, or theft, is occurring."

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