OFTEC publishes new technical manual

Andrew Mathews, technical director at OFTEC

OFTEC has published a new technical manual with information on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and announced details of an updated digital field guide.

According to a statement, this was part of a continued commitment to strengthen its offering to liquid fuel technicians and futureproof the industry. The publications follow two years of research and feedback from technicians.

The technical manual is now available, whilst a new field guide will be offered as a free digital download for registered technicians by the end of 2023. Physical copies will also be available to purchase on request.

The single volume technical manual replaces the existing multi-volume technical books. The publication is supplied as a learning aid when installers undertake an OFTEC course. It is also available to purchase as a physical copy from OFTEC Direct.

The core module covers health, safety and waste disposal, fuel, fuel storage, fuel supply, appliances, flues and ventilation, heating and hot water systems, and OFTEC procedures and documentation.

Additional optional information on the servicing and commissioning of single stage and multistage pressure jet appliances, as well as vaporising appliances, can also be added.

The publication incorporates detailed information on the renewable liquid fuel HVO, including the conversion process and new illustrations.

Andrew Mathews, technical director at OFTEC, said: “We listened to feedback from technicians wanting a detailed, but more concise, technical manual and acted accordingly.

“The page count for all sections of the manual has been reduced by approximately 600 pages compared to the old technical books.

“We’re also aware technicians want to be able to access digital resources. In response, our popular pocket guide will be replaced by the new free digital field guide coming out later this year.”

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