OFCERT scheme | OFTEC liquid fuel trade association

What is the OFCERT® scheme?

OFCERT® is a voluntary scheme administered by OFTEC to licence and identify products that have been designed to comply with recognised performance standards (e.g. OFTEC Standards) and are manufactured under an approved quality management system, such as ISO 9001.

Who can obtain an OFCERT® licence and how much does it cost?

OFCERT® licences are administered to OFTEC members free of charge and are also available to non-OFTEC members.

The non-OFTEC member cost for each licence, per annum, is as follows:

 

Product type

OFTEC Standard

Status

Bio liquid appliance standard

BLPS A120

Current

Liquid fuel pressure atomising nozzles for use with bio liquid fuels

BLPS E130

Current

Liquid fuel pressure atomising nozzles for use with Kerosene

OFS E100

Current / Under Review

Capillary type remote acting fire and overheat valves for use with liquid fuel supply systems connected to fixed combustion appliances

OFS E101

Current / Under Review

Capillary type remote acting fire and overheat valves for use with liquid fuel supply systems connected to fixed combustion appliances for bio liquid fuels

prBLPS E101

Draft in review

Gauges for use with domestic liquid fuel supply tanks

OFS E103

Current / Under Review

Filters, strainers, and water separation devices for use with liquid fuel supply systems

OFS E104

Current / Under Review

Filters, strainers and water separation devices for use with bio liquid fuels

prBLPS E104

Draft in review

Polyethylene liquid fuel storage tanks and tank bunds for distillate fuels

OFS T100

Current / Under Review

Flexible supply lines for use with bio liquid fuels

prBLPS 22

Draft in review

Steel liquid fuel storage tanks with and without secondary containments for use with distillate fuels, bio liquid fuels, lubrication oils and waste oils

OFS T200

Current / Under Review

De-aerators – Minimum requirements and testing

OFS 23

Current / Under Review

De-aerators – Minimum requirements and testing for use with bio-liquid fuels

prBLPS 23

Draft in review

 

How do you obtain an OFCERT® licence? 

  • Typically, to obtain an OFCERT® licence, the manufacturer will need to: 
  • Design a product to comply with an OFTEC Standard 
  • Get it verified as meeting/surpassing the requirements of the OFTEC Standard by a third party 
  • Read and comply with the OFCERT scheme rules. 

Provide the following to OFTEC: 

  • A completed application form (found at the back the relevant OFTEC Standard) 
  • Evidence of third-party verification (e.g. a test house certificate and associated test report) 
  • A quality management certificate (UKAS, INAB or equivalent to ISO 9001). 
  • In the case of non-OFTEC members, submit payment to OFTEC for an annual licence. 
  • Await receipt of an OFCERT® certificate for the product in question. 

How do you obtain an OFTEC Standard? 

OFTEC Standards are available free of charge on request from OFTEC by contacting marketing@oftec.org. 

Where can you get a product tested? 

OFTEC currently has two ‘associate member’ test houses: 

For polyethylene fuel storage tanks: 

Impact Solutions 
16 Abbotsinch Road 
Grangemouth 
Scotland 
FK3 9UX 
Tel: +44 (0) 1324 489 182 
E-mail: info@impact-solutions.co.uk 

For liquid fuel-fired equipment/components: 

Kiwa Ltd

Kiwa House, Malvern View Business Park,

Stella Way, Bishops Cleeve,

Cheltenham, GL52 7DQ, UK

T: +44(0) 1242 677877

E: ukservice@kiwa.com

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