Equipment and services directory
This page comprises a list of suppliers and services complied by biopowered members, for biopowered members. Listing on this page is through merit only be it value, availability or service.
A listing here in no way implies endorsement by biopowered and biopowered will not accept responsibility for members comments and opinions.
Headings in orange text denote supplier is a forum member.
- 1 Equipment
- 1.1 Immersion Heater Flange 2 1/4"
- 1.2 1" reinforced suction hose
- 1.3 Pumps
- 1.4 Oil Pressured High Speed Centrifuge Kits
- 1.5 Drum sized oil strainers
- 1.6 Bucket sized oil strainers
- 1.7 Sock filters
- 1.8 3/27, graduated, conical flask
- 1.9 Mixing eductor
- 1.10 Flow meter
- 1.11 Misting nozzles
- 1.12 Flat plate heat exchanger
- 1.13 Cheap Chinese generators
- 1.14 Reasonably priced plastic barrels and IBCs
- 2 Supplies
- 3 Services
Immersion Heater Flange 2 1/4"
Brass flange suitable for soldering but not welding (but see http://www.biopowered.co.uk/wiki/Fitting_a_heater_flange).
Toolstation: pt No. 31429 @ £2.47. Gasket to suit pt No. 42110 @ £0.31.
BES: Brass flange pt No. 6912 @ £2.51+VAT, Gasket pt No. 6913 @ £0.22+VAT
1" reinforced suction hose
1" reinforced hose complete with strainer from Screwfix - 7m @ £14.99 inc VAT - works out cheaper than just buying the hose from many places
50 ltr/mim and 110 ltr/mim pumps suitable for veg oil and biodiesel £62.50 and £91 respectively including postage to main land UK.
Oil Pressured High Speed Centrifuge Kits
Compact units powered by a high pressure oil feed.
LC35 (300cc centrifuge) at £80, LC35 Centrifuge with hydraulic fitting kit at £140, LC35 Centrifuge kit with hydraulic fittings and gear pump at £335, 3cc / rev gear pump with 0.37kw motor at £195. All prices inc. VAT and are exclusive to forum members. P&P not included.
Drum sized oil strainers
Strainers or filters to fit 205 litre drums with robust gause which resists tearing. Available in 600µ, 400µ and 150µ mesh sizes, all at a special price to forum members £21.50 each inc. VAT, exc. P&P.
100µ, 200µ, 400µ, 600µ barrel filter. Reusable and washable made from high density polyethylene, suitable for up to 80°C. £35.99 each inc. mainland UK postage.
Bucket sized oil strainers
75µ, 100µ, 200µ, 400µ & 600µ Bucket strainers, 12 inches diameter and 4 inches deep. £12.99 each inc. mainland UK postage.
1µ, 5µ, 10µ & 25µ rating. 16 and 32 inch long polyester sock filters. £8.99 and 9.99 each respectively inc. mainland UK postage.
3/27, graduated, conical flask
Borosilicate D96 Calibrated Centrifuge Tube, for 3/27 or 10/90 tests. £17.95 each inc. mainland UK postage.
Optimised for pumps with a flow rate of 30-82 litres. Manufactured from a biodiesel compatable PPE thermoplastic. £11.99 each inc. mainland UK postage.
Resettable Digital K24 Flow Meter with 1" BSP Connections - Viton Seals. £49.99 each inc. mainland UK postage.
Low impact water washing spray nozzle, with ½" BSP male thread. £12.99 each inc. mainland UK postage.
Flat plate heat exchanger
Heat exchanger suitable for running vegetable oil. 2 x ½" and 2 x ¾" connections. £53.99 each inc. mainland UK postage.
Cheap Chinese generators
I have used this company for years. Had the usual minor problems expected with cheap generators. AVR blowing, tank filter needing changing, engine mountings, injector leaking. Phone them in the afternoon part arrives next day pay later. Ask for Martyn.
Posted by photoman290
Reasonably priced plastic barrels and IBCs
I've not used them but details were posted on the VOD March 2016.
Posted by Julian
ASM (anhydrous sodium methylate)
In 20, 25 and 205lt containers
Re-usable, 3A (pore size 3 Å). Adsorbs NH3 and H2O, (but not C2H6), suitable for drying methanol. £6.99 per 100g inc. mainland UK postage.
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