Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

Product: Inner-Tite Thermal Cut-Offs

Inner-Tite Thermal Cut-Offs are a safe, reliable and economical way to protect your heating system. INNER-TITE Thermal Cut-offs are designed to disconnect power to heating systems when room temperature exceeds 165°F. Key features include: easy to install; available with 165°F or 200°F fuse; for residential or commercial use; can be wired into audible alarms; listed by Underwriters Laboratories. Inner-Tite is ...

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Rollie Technology Introduces Tank Monitoring System for Oil and Propane Dealers

William Pierce of Rollie Systems, Orange, Mass., and Charles Brand of Hart & Liff Fuel and Energy Systems, Newton, N.J., announced formation of Rollie Technology LLC to provide Rollie’s Intelligent Tank Monitoring technology to fuel oil and propane delivery markets. The solution makes use of ultrasonic sound waves and WiFi to precisely measure and report the amount of fuel in a ...

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Santa: Oil Heating Industry Entering a ‘Renaissance’

  The oil heating industry is entering a renaissance with a fuel that is cleaner, less expensive and more reliable than ever, Tom Santa, incoming chairman of the National Oilheat Research Alliance, told an industry gathering. Santa, CEO of Santa Energy, Bridgeport, Conn., cited the adoption of ultra-low sulfur (ULS) heating oil as a primary factor in reducing heat exchanger ...

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Selling Solutions to Dry Air in the Cold Season

As cold weather moves in, humidity levels naturally drop. That’s because cold air can’t hold as much moisture as warm air. Ideal indoor humidity during winter should hover around 45%. But dry winter air can cause your humidity to drop substantially, to levels of 15% or less. With this humidity imbalance come a number of potential problems that can affect ...

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PGANE Hires Leslie Anderson to Succeed Joe Rose

Leslie Anderson is the new president and CEO of the Propane Gas Association of New England. The hiring concluded a yearlong process that began with the revision of the PGANE strategic plan by the association’s membership, and a search for a new president/CEO conducted by a seven-member search committee appointed by the board of directors. The PGANE board voted unanimously ...

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Herbert W. Wenzel: 1932-2016

Herbert W. Wenzel of Amherst, N.H., who worked as an oil deliveryman before going on to operate his own fuel oil company and a real estate company, died on Dec. 18, 2016. He was 84. Wenzel served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. He was discharged following the death of his father. He returned to New ...

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The Case for Autogas

Is propane the motor fuel of the future? By Maura Keller Proponents of propane as a motor fuel, aka autogas, say it is “greener,” costs less than gasoline or diesel, is almost entirely domestically produced—and today’s vehicles can be designed or converted to use it. Because the fuel burns efficiently and inflicts less wear and tear on engines than gasoline ...

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AHR/ASHRAE Journal Survey: Growth Expected Across HVACR Industry

According to an AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal survey sent to more than 1,400 HVACR manufacturers worldwide, there is growing optimism for improving economic prospects in 2017. Based on survey results, 86% of the respondents expect their sales to grow in the coming year. The survey consisted of nine questions, all in relation to anticipated overall market and individual business ...

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Kentucky Marketers Launch Bioheat Campaign

The Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association launched a statewide campaign to promote Bioheat at its third annual Tank & Technical Conference. The campaign is designed to raise awareness about the benefits of Bioheat and educate Kentuckians about using Bioheat to heat their homes and businesses. The centerpiece of the campaign is a fleet of Bioheat-branded trucks that began traveling Kentucky’s roadways in ...

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American Business Forms & Envelopes Launches New Website: MeterTicket.com

American Business Forms & Envelopes (www.MeterTicket.com), a provider of fuel and LP meter tickets, announced the launch of its new website, including many more images of delivery tickets, invoices, statements, full-color marketing flyers and other items related to the fuel and LP industry. The website provides samples of meter tickets for all major software providers for the industry. In addition, ...

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