SIA 2022 ECO-DESIGN READY
The Northern Flame Panoramic meets future stove regulations and exceeds the Eco-Design 2022 requirements for burning both wood and smokeless fuel. The Eco-Design scheme is an initiative to reduce harmful emissions and will become mandatory in Europe for all stoves by 2022. Recent studies have found Eco-Design Ready stoves can offer a 90% reduction in particulates released when compared to an open fire and 80-94% reduction when compared to an old fireplace. All test results have been carried out by Kiwa Gastec in the UK. In South Africa it is not a requirement to have an Eco-Design Ready appliance; however those who are concerned by the impact of their consumer choices on the environment are choosing Eco-Design Ready appliances.
DEFRA APPROVED STOVE
A Defra approved stove is an industry term for a SE (smoke exempt) fireplace which has been approved to burn specific fuels in a smoke controlled area that would usually not be allowed (i.e. wood).
The Northern Flame Ecosy+ Panoramic boasts a minimalist design with a polished steel handle. The air controls are situated under the bottom ash lip which allows for a larger window and a maximised view of the fire. Its output range is between 3.6-7kW.
It features a 30mm thick cast iron door; a 10mm thick steel top; a 5mm thick steel body and a removable baffle plate design. The vermiculite lining the combustion chamber is 30mm thick and the chamber comfortably loads 30cm logs. The Panoramic is a wood burning only stove and therefore doesn’t require a grate or an ash pan, as wood loves to burn on a flat base. Adjustable bolts on the legs aid with levelling on uneven surfaces and there is an option to connect to an external air intake. Included are an instruction manual and a glove for adjusting the air control and for opening the door.
This model is perfect if you require a physically large fireplace, but can only install one with a 7 kW output. This has been achieved by clever design as the external body is very wide, but the depth is shallow. There is also a twin layer construction and the inner layer has been tapered in at the sides to make the fire box slightly smaller and the heat output lower. The air supply is solely drawn in from the rear and is fed between two layers of steel. The air is then dispersed over the fire from a series of holes high inside the rear of the chamber. This re-introduced Tertiary air re-burns the initial smoke and pollutants created by the fire. The remaining air speeds up as it rises over the fire and is released like a curtain of heat that burns the glass clean (Air Wash technology). The Panoramic has an advanced secondary / tertiary clean burn system. This means you are benefiting from every bit of heat from your fuel and you also burn less wood as you don?t have to reload as often.
There is an ?optional extra? bench stand available for this model. The stand is 27.5cm high and provides log storage as well as increased height.
The Panoramic is a high end product with a SIA 2022 Eco-Design & DEFRA certification. It is manufactured according to European design in China for the U.K. market. It is CE and British standard approved by KIWA Gastec and comes with a 5 year limited warranty.