11th May 2012
Heating & Ventilation - View Bulletin
Locate a gas fire anywhere in any type of home, using the exclusive DRU PowerVent® flue system
DRU is a Netherlands company that is famous for producing high end, contemporary gas fires, electric fires and wood stoves. It was the first company to develop the balanced flue system, enabling gas fires to be installed without a chimney. Its latest innovation is PowerVent®, a flue system that overcomes all gas fire installation limitations. Fires can now be easily located in terraced houses, apartment hotels, restaurants and corporate headquarters. It is also possible to install a fire in the middle of a room, in a bedroom, kitchen, loft conversion or basement.
PowerVent® is the special ingredient that allows home owners to realise their vision when choosing a gas fire. It is now possible to acquire a spectacular, contemporary fire with a realistic flame picture that can be enjoyed wherever you want. It allows the installer to bridge large distances, go around numerous bends and even run the flue system through a crawl space or basement. This gives you the freedom to install a gas fire in the position of your choice.
The secret lies in the Powerbox that is connected to the flue on the outside of the home or just below the roof. A control unit measures the pressure difference in the flue and compares it with the pre-entered recommended pressure difference for assuring optimum burning of the gas fire. The control unit is connected to the Powerbox and, if necessary, activates a ventilator to continue the flow in the flue. All of this process is controlled completely automatically.
In effect the system ensures that there is always sufficient draught in the flue channel to provide combustion gases for the fire to work efficiently and produce strong flames. It also ensures the effective removal of waste gases into the atmosphere.
The PowerVent® system is available on a wide selection of DRU gas fire models. For further information, visit: www.drufire.co.uk/powervent.