The World's #1 Wood Gasification Furnace
Well it's all about safety, high efficiency, and enhancing our environment when it comes to burning wood using a
***We have received confirmation that these are the final emission results for the testing of our Kuuma Vapor-Fire 100-
Cat 1 – 0.147 lb/MMBtu
Cat 2 – 0.089 lb/MMBtu
Cat 3 – 0.093 lb/MMBtu
Cat 4 – 0.043 lb/MMBtu
Our average is .093 lb/MMBtu, which is pretty impressive considering no catalytic converter is being used for combustion and the current standard is .93 lb/MMBtu (10 times better). It's the only warm air furnace that we are aware of which has exceeded 2020 EPA phase 2 emissions requirements. We haven't received the final document from Intertek yet for final EPA certification and it might be a little while since we have to update our owners manual and a couple of other things. If we had more time and money I know we could've done a little better but we don't want to invest another large amount of $ to retest all of the categories and my dad doesn't have any more time to sit through all of the burns:)
If you don't meet these requirements you won't be able to sell the furnace when the requirement goes into effect.
EPA Phase 1 requirement is .93
EPA Phase 2 requirement is .15 (coming in 2020) all 4 burns need to be under the .15 and not just the average (very difficult)!
For comparison, I found the following information posted on other furnace manufacturers websites:
Mini-Caddy - .841 lb/MMBtu
Caddy - .654 lb/MMBtu
Max Caddy - .735 lb/MMBtu
Tundra II - .654 lb/MMBtu
Heatmax - .654 lb/MMBtu
Heatpack - .841 lb/MMBtu
Heatpro - .735 lb/MMBtu
Why choose a Kuuma Vapor-Fire 100?
- NO CATALYTIC CONVERTER TO REPLACE
- NO SMOKE UP TO 99% OF THE TIME
• In simple terms, no smoke - no creosote.
• No visible smoke whenever the temperature is above 32ºF outside – only condensation, when the temperature is below 32ºF. (Similar to a clothes dryer.)
• Virtually eliminates cleaning chimney.
- AVERAGE STACK TEMPERATURE IS BELOW 350ºF INTERNALLY AND 200ºF EXTERNALLY
• Because of the low stack temperature, the heat extraction efficiency is extremely high.
- COMBUSTION EFFICIENCY
• Heat sensor monitors internal fire chamber temperature continuously.
• Electronic control precisely regulates the amount of air admitted into the fire chamber. Adjustable.
• Primary and secondary air is superheated before it enters the fire chamber.
• Front to rear burning of the logs assures a controlled burn and consumes less wood. (This saves money and labor.)
• Converts the wood to a gas and then burns the gases.
• 30-40,000 BTU per hour – up to 10 hrs.** Heats up to 3500 sq. ft.
• Will replace a 100,000 BTU* oil furnace.
- 2 SPEEDS
• Low Speed - 250 CFM
• High Speed - 1,500 CFM
- BRICK LINED COMBUSTION CHAMBER
With brick lining to the ceiling and ceramic lining behind the fire brick it is designed for a lifetime.
- WARP-FREE DOOR WITH:
• Adjustable latch and hinges.
• Cool door handle. (Stainless steel)
• 12 ga. steel heat shield on the inside of door.
• Heavy 14-ga. outer shell.
• Extra heavy cast iron door frame with a 12 x 12 inch opening.
• Access door with 11/2 inch insulation.
- MANY SAFETY FEATURES
• Alarm system to warn if the temperature inside the fire chamber is excessively high.
• Cool outside shell.
• Cool door handles.
- NO SMOKE MEANS LESS AIR POLLUTION AND LOWER EFFLUENT EMISSIONS
- * Generally furnaces rated at 100,000 BTU per hour operate less than 1/3 of the time, with an actual heat output of less than 33,000 BTU/hr.
- ** Estimate. Could vary with different types of installation and wood.