Kettlefan: First-Rate High-Powered Military Technology for the Home
Aspen Systems, Inc. (ASI) is a company that specializes in solutions related to heating and cooling applications for various environments like home and workplace. These thermal management solutions allow users control over heat and air distribution. The kettlefan was and is a unique development. Its name derives from its kettle-like construction designed for the downward channeling of air. The device serves primarily as a accessory to space heaters that operate on liquid and/or solid fuel. Although the kettlefan runs on military liquid-fueled tent heaters, it also performs quite impressively on coal, oil and wood stoves used in residential settings.
Some years ago, the U.S. Army Soldier Systems designed and created the kettlefan, so it would naturally be reliable. The Stovemate® kettlefan in particular served as an assistive implement for U.S. military personnel on the field to warm field shelters, which attests to the device’s strength, durability and long life. The typical unit has a blade bearing a 12-inch diameter. This is the right size to distribute heat evenly through a voluminous body of air over a stove at a maximum of 400 cfm, and it does so soundlessly.
The fan draws hot moving air from the stove while cooling its surface. As a result, the burning process becomes more efficient. Soldier Systems equipment testing demonstrated the fan able to increase temperatures by 20+ degrees F at a distance of 1 foot from the floor. This indicated the fan’s distributive capacity would be a reliable and effective tool for creating comfort. Since soldiers usually rest on the ground, this would be ideal, especially in cold weather. In addition, a wire grill situated on top of the unit minimizes or eliminates accidental contact with fan blades, so the construction promotes safety as well.
How Does It Work?
The Stovemate® Kettlefan generates its own power to function. The fan’s thermoelectric generator, located within the base, changes the stove’s rising heat into electricity. This dynamic initiates the heavy-duty DC motor and starts the fan when the stove reaches a certain temperature, typically 65 degrees F., and circulates the air on a continuous cycle. This process likewise enhances both the stove and fan’s s overall performance by generating the resulting heat throughout a given setting. The impressive thing about this is that the fan can do this with less feed than fans that operate on other types of fuels. In Conclusion . . . Currently, the kettlefan has a high cost of $300 or more. The reason for this is Aspen’s discontinued marketing of the item, so availability is limited. Rare merchandise tends to be expensive due to complications involved in retrieving an item upon demand. Finally, a nice compact storage case and a one-year limited warranty ensure convenience and customer satisfaction, both of which are essential.