Innovations

DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE
Since the early 70s DAN SKAN has been known for its ground-breaking innovations which have put us at the forefront of stove development and where we remain today.

THE ‘FIRE VIEW’ STOVE
Even the phrase ‘fire-view’ stove in German was an invention of DAN SKAN. First used by DAN SKAN in our early promotional literature to describe the visual benefits of our stove designs, it is now a general term used to describe any of today’s stoves which feature a window.

TWO-LAYERED RIDDLE GRATE
In 1978 the invention of the two-layered riddle grate was revolutionary – a genuine ‘world first’ designed by the architect Gerd Heybey, and which is now a DAN SKAN protected design. This simple development allows you to open and close the grate, controlling the primary air flow for different fuels and burning options as well as providing an external riddling function. The inner riddle grate sits slightly lower in the fire-chamber base allowing a deeper protective layer of ash to build up which helps prolong the life of the grate.

SUPERIOR AIR WASH SYSTEM
DAN SKAN was the first stove manufacturer to use Air Wash, but unlike the others we have continued to develop our air wash system which now includes vertical side vents to wash the window both up and down and from side to side for a continuous clear view of the fire.

ANGLED FIRE CHAMBER
Another ‘world first’ for DAN SKAN. The DAN SKAN angled fire chamber avoids poorly reflecting ‘cold’ corners and optimises the reflection of the heat to the fire chamber to improve overall efficiency.

DOUBLE GLASS DOORS
DAN SKAN‘s stylish double glass door set is an important innovation that has lost none of its relevance today. The particularly narrow centre join allows a large uninterrupted view of the fire chamber. Another advantage is that the right door can be used for refuelling, leaving the left door closed as protection against potential fly ash and sparks. DAN SKAN only!

SELF-CLOSING DOOR
Some self-closing doors often stop before closing – not DAN SKAN‘s. For single door stoves we invented our special smooth-running ball and socket hinges so that our doors always fully close to make them much safer. All DAN SKAN stove doors close tightly on the stove body. On our DIBt tested MODERN LINE stoves we have an innovative feature which ‚interlocks‘ the door and bodywork tightly together which is very important when using a flue draught stabiliser or an external air supply.

DOOR SEALS
Since the early days all DAN SKAN Classic stoves have used fibre-free seals made from folded copper which are designed to give you a longer-lasting safe and secure seal. In line with technical and legislation developments the latest DAN SKAN Modern Line stoves use state-of-the-art densely woven tube seals with metal inserts designed to provide an abrasion resistant air-seal, even under adverse conditions.

INTELLIGENT TERTIARY AIR AND i-AIR AUTOMATIQUE
DAN SKAN stoves were the first in the world to operate with an additional combustion air supply, known today as tertiary air. The proven bimetal controlled DAN SKAN automatic pre-heated air provides intelligent control of the post-combustion air and, at the same time, this air is also used to wash off any dry particulates which have settled on the stove window.

PATENTED AIR-BOX
DAN SKAN has developed a patented air-box, which features a heat-exchanger, to deliver preheated external air (also known as direct air) directly to the stove. This is ideal for today‘s newly built homes where the high insulation standards may limit the amount of combustion air the stove could receive and reduce its effectiveness. Supplying air direct to the stove also prevents cold draughts associated with air moving from other parts of the house to supply the stove. Ensuring that this air supply is pre-heated prevents the replacement combustion air continuously cooling the fire chamber.

DAN SKAN AUTOPILOT
A world‘s first: computer automatically controlled combustion with oxygen, smoke gas and room temperature sensors. Easier to control, cleaner-burning and more efficient than any other stove! Operation via remote control. Longer-lasting burn time. Reload fuel warning signal. Data stored for usage analysis. Your stove programmed for your convenience and benefit!

THE DAN SKAN IDEA: HIGHEST EFFICIENCY AND LOWEST POLLUTION