Installation & Operation
Manual
E-Compact 15/18/20kW ‘S’ Model
Wood Pellet Boiler
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V.1.0 07/15
Contents
Contents
1. Introduction
1.1
Exploring your Wood Pellet Boiler
1.2
How your Wood Pellet Boiler Works
2. Warnings and Guarantee / Warranty Information
2.1
Safety Instructions
2.2
Operating Warnings
2.3
Guarantee / Warranty Information
2.3.1 Limitations
2.3.2 Exclusions
2.4
The Clean Air Act 1993
3. Pre-Installation Considerations
3.1
Pellets
3.2
Considerations for Installation
3.3
Operating Area
3.4
Connection to the Flue
3.5
Operating Problems Caused by Draft Defects in the Flue
3.6
Plumbing Connections
4. Installation and Assembly
4.1
Unpacking
4.2
Preparing the Base
4.3
Electrical Connections
4.4
Control Panel Schematic
4.5
Water Connections
5. Control System
5.1
Error Codes
6. Boiler Operation and Maintenance
7. Technical Data
8. Boiler Handling
9. Service Log
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Introduction
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INTRODUCTION
Dear Customer,
We wish to thank you for choosing this biomass wood pellet boiler product from WOODCO Energy.
In order to get the best performance from your appliance we recommend that you read this
booklet carefully before lighting the appliance for the first time.
May we remind you that the appliance MUST NOT be used by children, and that they must always
be kept at a safe distance from it!
Revisions to the publication
In order to improve the product and to keep this publication up to date the manufacturer reserves
the right to make modifications without any advance notice. Any reproduction, even in part, of this
manual without the consent of the manufacturer is prohibited.
Care of the manual and how to consult it
• Take good care of this manual and keep it in a place which can easily and quickly be reached.
• If this manual should be lost or destroyed, or if it is in poor condition, ask for a copy from your
retailer or directly from the manufacturer, providing product identification data.
• Information which is essential or that requires special attention is shown in bold text.
• Italic text is used to call your attention to other paragraphs in the manual or for any additional
clarifications.
ATTENTION
This warning sign indicates that the message to which it
refers should be carefully read and understood, because
failure to comply with what these notices say can cause
serious damage to the boiler and put the user's safety at
risk.
INFORMATION
This symbol is used to highlight information which is
important for proper boiler operation. Failure to comply
with these provisions will compromise use of the boiler
and its operation will not be satisfactory.
OPERATING SEQUENCES:
Indicates a sequence of buttons to be pushed to access
menus or to make adjustments.
MANUAL
Indicates that you should carefully read this manual or the
related instructions.
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Introduction
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Exploring your Wood Pellet Boiler
The S Model pellet boiler is a next generation renewable heating product packed with cutting edge
technology which makes it one of the most advanced wood pellet boilers on the market today. Its
features include :
• Compact footprint – Only 600mm wide so will fit through average domestic doorways.
• Generous 190 Litre integrated fuel hopper.
• Patented baffle system achieving >90% efficiency.
• Auto draft regulation.
• Door safety switch.
• 5 Heating and Sanitary water plant options
• Buffer management.
• Automatic routine maintenance shutdown
• Self cleaning heat exchanger.
• Self cleaning burner grate.
• Factory fitted pump, automatic air vent and water pressure sensor.
• Easily accessible service areas for servicing and maintenance.
• Pellet level sensor in fuel hopper.
• User friendly touch screen controller which displays fault diagnostics and system
monitors.
• ECO network modem for remote control and error alerts via email to a mobile phone.
• Attractive design with no unsightly burners or augers visible.
• Add-On Options
• Integrated automatic vacuum fill system from bulk fuel store.
• Low pellet level warning light.
• Boiler cascade options
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Exploring your 'S' Model Wood Pellet Boiler
Pellet Level
Sensor
Auger Feed
Motor
PRV
Air Compressor
and Reservoir Tank
Boiler
Cleaning
Motor
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Isolation
Switch
Automatic
Air Vent
Flow Pipe
Pump
Pellet level Sensor
Removable Burner Grate
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How your 'S' Model Wood Pellet Boiler Operates
The 'S' Model User Interface has been designed to allow the User to carry out the basic operational
and maintenance functions while an advanced digital control systems operates in the background
controlling combustion, temperature control and modulation within the pre-determined safety
parameters. Each operational ‘cycle’ has several distinct phases :
Run Mode
Ignition
Modulation
Standby / Extinguishing
Ignition – Ignition is the phase where the initial ignition of the fuel takes place and develops a fire
bed with enough heat and intensity to enter Run Mode. Sub-stages within the Ignition Stage are :
Pre-Heating – During this stage the heating resistance heats up to a temperature
to ignite fuel.
Pre-Load – A starting charge of fuel is introduced into the burner.
Variable Ignition – Ignition of the fuel is attempted by directing hot air at the fuel.
If a flame is detected by the end of this stage it enters the last stage of ignition.
Stabilisation – This final ignition stage aids further development of the flame
before allowing the system to enter Run Mode.
Run Mode – The system runs at full power until it reaches a pre-determined water temperature
below the set point. Once it exceeds this temperature it enters the Modulation Phase.
Modulation – This phase allows the system to slow down and find the optimum running
conditions and temperature to match the heat load of the property. Once the water temperature
finally reaches the set point the system enters Standby stage.
Standby / Extinguishing – Standby is reached when there is no further heat demand by the
property and extinguishing of the fire bed is required to stop further heat generation. Once the
fire bed has been extinguished the system waits in Standby until such time as the water
temperature drops below a pre-determined level below the set point. Once this temperature is
reached the cycle is repeated.
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Warnings & Guarantee Conditions
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WARNINGS AND GUARANTEE /WARRANTY INFORMATION
2.1. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Installation of the boiler, making the electrical connections, checking its
operation, and maintenance are all tasks which should be carried out by qualified
and authorised personnel.
• Install the boiler in accordance with the regulations in force in your local
area, region and country.
• For the correct use of the appliance and to prevent accidents, the instructions
given in this booklet must always be followed.
• Use, adjustment and programming must be carried out by adults. Errors or
incorrect settings may cause hazardous conditions and/or poor operation.
• Before beginning any operation, the user, or whoever is preparing to operate on
the appliance, must have read and understood the entire contents of this
instruction booklet.
• All responsibility for improper use is taken entirely by the user and such use
relieves the manufacturer of any civil or criminal responsibility.
• Any kind of tampering or unauthorised substitution of non-original spare parts can
be hazardous for the safety of the operator and relieves the manufacture of any
civil or criminal responsibility.
• Most of the surfaces of the appliance are extremely hot (the boiler door, the
handle, smoke discharge pipes, etc.). Avoid coming into contact with these parts,
without adequate protective clothing or suitable implements such as gloves with
thermal protection or implements which keep the hands cool.
• Carefully explain this hazard to elderly people, disabled people and particularly to
all children, keeping them away from the appliance while it is running.
• Under no circumstances should the appliance be run with the door open.
• Do not touch the appliance with wet hands, in view of the fact that it is an
electrical appliance.
• Before carrying out any cleaning or maintenance operation, make sure in advance
that the appliance is isolated from the mains electricity supply, by removing
the mains isolator fuse.
• The appliance must be connected to an electrical system which is equipped with an
earth conductor, as laid down in directives 2006/95 EC and 2004/108 EC.
• The fuse must be of adequate rated capacity for the stated electrical power of
the appliance.
• Incorrect installation or faulty maintenance (not conforming to the requirements
set out in this booklet) can cause harm to people, animals or property. In such
cases the manufacturer is absolved from any civil or criminal responsibility.
Adhesives sealants and paints used in the manufacture of the product are cured and
present no known hazards when used in the manner for which they were intended.
The appliance contains no asbestos.
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2.2. OPERATING WARNINGS
• Shut the appliance down in the event of a breakdown or bad running.
• Pellets must not be fed manually into the burner.
• Accumulated un-burnt pellets in the burner after repeated failed ignitions must be
removed before re-lighting.
• Do not wash the inside of the heat exchanger with water.
• Do not wash the appliance with water. The water could get inside the unit and
damage the electrical insulation and cause electric shocks.
• Do not put any fuel, other than wood pellets, in the hopper .
• Install the appliance in a location which is suitable for fire-fighting, and equipped
with all services such as air and electricity supply and provision for discharging
combustion gases.
• If there is a fire in the flue pipe, extinguish the appliance, disconnect it from the
power supply and never open the door. Then contact the competent authorities.
• If the appliance is in storage, it should be in a place that is free of damp, and it
should not be exposed to extremes of temperature.
• It is inadvisable to base the appliance directly on a floor (if located indoors), and if
the floor is made of flammable material, it must be suitably insulated.
• Do not light the appliance with flammable materials if the ignition system breaks
down.
INFORMATION
• In case of any problems, get in touch with your dealer, or a qualified engineer
authorised by supplier, and if a repair is necessary, insist on the use of original
spare parts.
• Use only the fuel recommended by the manufacturer (ENplus-A1) should be used
with this appliance.
• Periodically check and clean the smoke outlet ducts (connection to the flue pipe).
• Accumulated un-burnt pellets in the burner after repeated failed ignitions must be
removed before lighting.
• Always keep the cover of the fuel hopper closed.
• Keep this instruction manual carefully because it must stay with the appliance
throughout its working life. If the appliance is sold or transferred to another user,
always make sure that the booklet goes with the product.
• If it gets lost, ask the manufacturer or your authorised dealer for another copy.
2.3. GUARANTEE CONDITIONS
The manufacturer offers the following warranties on this appliance :
• Leaks in the heat exchanger – 5 years
• Faulty electrical components (motors, fan, controller) – 2 years
• Pump, Ignition Element – 1 year
from the date of first ignition of the appliance as proved by a valid Commissioning
Report which gives the name of the Installer / Commissioning Engineer and the
date on which the commissioning took place. The guarantee is conditional on the
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Commissioning Report being filled in and returned to the Manufacturer within 10 days, and
requires that the product be installed and commissioned by an approved installer according to the
detailed instructions given in the instruction booklet supplied with the product.
The term 'guarantee' is to be understood to denote the free of charge replacement or repair of
parts only, recognised to have been defective at the start by reason of manufacturing defects.
2.3.1. Limitations
The above guarantee does not cover parts subject to normal wear such as gaskets, fibre board on
doors and any parts with can be removed from the firebox such as burner pot, baffles and ash
box. The replacement parts will be guaranteed for the remainder of the guarantee period starting
from the date of commissioning of the product.
2.3.2. Exclusions
The warranty excludes all ancillary products associated with the system ( e.g. flue pipes, external
circulation pumps, bulk hoppers and augers, plumbing and electrical system.). The warranty does
not cover Third Party damage to the product or damage caused by the plumbing (an example
would be an inappropriately sized expansion vessel) or electrical system. Warranty does not cover
issues arising from pellets that do not conform to Enplus-A1
Recommendations advised to the Customer to be carried out during commissioning must be
completed and advised to your local Dealer in order to validate the warranty.
The requirements for the flue installation, particularly in relation to draught, is the responsibility
of the system owner. Compliance with Local Building Regulations must be adhered to.
The warranty does not cover misuse of the product or sabotage.
Any consequential loss or damage caused by the failure of a component on this product is not
covered.
The manufacturer refuses to accept any responsibility for any damage which may be caused,
directly or indirectly, by persons, animals or things in consequence of the failure to observe all the
prescriptions laid down in the instruction booklet, especially those concerning warnings on the
subject of installation, use and maintenance of the appliance.
Damage caused by transport and/or handling is excluded from the guarantee.
The guarantee will be invalidated in the event of damage caused by tampering with the appliance,
atmospheric agents, natural disasters, electrical discharges, fire, defects in the electrical system,
and caused by lack of, or incorrect, maintenance in terms of the manufacturer's instructions.
To maintain the warranty the boiler must be serviced in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions and a copy of the service report returned to the manufacturer. Failure to do so will
mean the warranty on parts will default to 1 year.
The manufacturer refuses to accept any responsibility in the event that the
appliance or any other accessory has been improperly used or modified without
authorisation. For all replacement of parts, only original Manufacturers spare
parts must be used.
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CLAIMS UNDER THE GUARANTEE
The request for action under the guarantee must be addressed to the
Dealer/Retailer, who will forward the claim to manufacturers technical assistance
service.
THE MANUFACTURER DECLARES THAT THE APPLIANCE WHICH YOU HAVE
PURCHASED COMPLIES WITH EEC DIRECTIVE 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
and SUCCESSIVE AMENDMENTS
“The Clean Air Act 1993 and Smoke Control Areas”
Under the Clean Air Act local authorities may declare the whole or part of the district of the
authority to be a smoke control area. It is an offence to emit smoke from a chimney of a building,
from a furnace or from any fixed boiler if located in a designated smoke control area. It is also an
offence to acquire an "unauthorised fuel" for use within a smoke control area unless it is used in
an "exempt" appliance ("exempted" from the controls which generally apply in the smoke control
area).
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has powers under the Act to
authorise smokeless fuels or exempt appliances for use in smoke control areas in England. In
Scotland and Wales this power rests with Ministers in the devolved administrations for those
countries. Separate legislation, the Clean Air (Northern Ireland) Order 1981, applies in Northern
Ireland. Therefore it is a requirement that fuels burnt or obtained for use in smoke control areas
have been "authorised" in Regulations and that appliances used to burn solid fuel in those areas
(other than "authorised" fuels) have been exempted by an Order made and signed by the
Secretary of State or Minister in the devolved administrations.
Further information on the requirements of the Clean Air Act can be found here :
http://smokecontrol.defra.gov.uk/
Your local authority is responsible for implementing the Clean Air Act 1993 including designation
and supervision
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Pre-Installation Considerations
3. Pre-Installation Considerations
3.1. Pellets
Wood pellets are manufactured by hot-extruding compressed sawdust
which is produced during the working of natural dried wood. The
compactness of the material comes from the lignin which is contained
in the wood itself, and allows the production of pellets without the use
of glues or binders.
The market offers different types of pellet with characteristics which
vary depending on what mixture of woods is used. The diameter varies
between 6 mm and 8 mm, with a standard length in the range 5 mm to
30 mm. Good quality pellets have a density which varies between 600
kg/m3 and 750 kg/m3, with a moisture content which varies from 5%
to 8% by weight.
Besides being an ecological fuel (exploiting timber residues to the
maximum and achieving cleaner combustion than is possible with fossil
fuels), pellets also have technical advantages. While good-quality
timber has a calorific power of 4.4 kW/kg (with 15% moisture,
therefore after about 18 months' seasoning), the equivalent figure for
pellets is 4,9 kW/kg.
To ensure good combustion, the pellets must be stored in an area that
is free of humidity and protected from dirt. The pellets are usually
supplied in 10 kg. bags, so storing them is very convenient.
Good quality pellets ensure good combustion, thus lowering the
emission of harmful agents into the atmosphere.
The poorer the quality of the fuel, the more
frequently will intervention be necessary for
cleaning the internal parts, such as the grate and
the combustion chamber.
The main certification of quality for pellets in the European market are
Enplus-A1 these ensure respect of:
 Calorific power: 4.9 kW/kg
 Water content: max 10% of weight
 Percentage of ashes: max 0,5% of weight
 Diameter: 6mm
 Length: max 30mm
 Contents: 100% untreated wood, with no added bonding
substances (bark percentage 5% max)
 Packaging: in sacks made from ecologically compatible or
biologically decomposing material.
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The Manufacturer recommends using certified fuel in its appliances to EnplusA1.
The use of fuel of inferior quality or not conforming to the specification given
above compromises the running of your appliance and can therefore lead to the
termination of the guarantee and of the manufacturer's responsibility for the
product.
All domestic pellet appliances run exclusively on pellets with a diameter of 6 mm
The 'S' Model boiler has been recommended as suitable for use in smoke control
areas when burning Enplus-A1 wood pellets
3.2. CONSIDERATIONS FOR INSTALLATION
IMPORTANT!
Installation and assembly of the appliance must be carried out by suitably trained personnel.
The appliance must be installed in a suitable position to allow the normal operations of opening
and ordinary maintenance.
The site must be:
• capable of providing the environmental conditions for operation
• equipped with power supply 230V 50 Hz (EN73-23)
• capable of connecting to an adequate system for smoke discharge
• provided with external ventilation (if located indoors)
• provided with an earth connection complying with CEI 64-8
The appliance must be connected to a flue pipe or an internal or external vertical duct
conforming to current standards UNI7129 - 7131 9615.
The boiler must be positioned in such a way that the power isolation fuse is accessible.
IMPORTANT!
The boiler must be connected to a flue pipe or a vertical duct which can discharge
the fumes at the highest point of the building.
The fumes are derived from the combustion of wood products, and if they come
into contact with or close to walls, they can cause smoke staining.
Also take care because the fumes are very hot and almost invisible, and can cause
burns on contact.
It is recommended that Carbon Monoxide monitors are located in living areas
and within the room containing the heating appliance (in the case of indoor
models).
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3.3 OPERATING AREA
For proper functioning, the appliance should be positioned in a
location where it is able to take in the air necessary for combustion of
the pellets (about 40 m3/h must be available), as laid down in the
standard governing the installation and in accordance with local
national standards. All vents on the external casing of the boiler must
be un-obstructed at all times as these allow air for combustion and for
cooling to enter the appliance enclosure. Heavy snowfall can also
obstruct the air vents and cause the appliance to not burn clean.
Smoke emanating from the flue is a symptom of this. Snow must be
cleared from around the appliance at the earliest opportunity.
Where the appliance is to be installed indoors it is not
permissible to install the appliance where another
heating appliance is installed (fireplace, stove etc.)
which does not have its own independent air intake.
Locating the appliance in a room with an explosive
atmosphere, e.g. workshop or tool shed, is
prohibited.
The floor of the room where the appliance is to be
installed must be strong enough to take its weight.
If the walls are not flammable, position the appliance with a clearance
to the rear of at least 45 cm.
For flammable walls, keep a minimum distance of 45 cm at the rear,
30 cm on the sides and 150 cm at the front.
If the flooring is made of wood, provide a floor
protection surface in compliance with current
national standards.
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Service Clearances
The minimum service clearances around the
appliance are as follows :
Rear – 600mm
Side (lid hinge side) – 600mm
Side (lid open side) – 900mm
Front – 1200mm
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600
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3.4. CONNECTION OF THE FLUE
The manufacturer recommends that the Therminox range of stainless steel insulated flue pipe
is used with this product. A full range of straight, offset, elbow and ‘T’ elements is available to
overcome any obstruction which the flue should avoid. The proper draught conditions in the
flue is critical for the efficient working of wood pellet boilers. The flue can exit the boiler
house/garage through the roof or through the wall by using a bend on the flue. The
combustion chamber works in negative pressure. The smoke duct for the discharge of fumes
will also be under negative when connected to an efficient flue pipe as directed.
All sections of the flue must be capable of inspection and
removable to enable periodic internal cleaning.
Position the appliance bearing in mind all the instructions and considerations above.
IMPORTANT!
All 90 degree changes of direction in the flue pipe
must be either removable or capable of inspection.
THE FLUE PIPE RUN MUST NOT INCLUDE MORE THAN 1 METRES OF HORIZONTAL PIPE AND
MUST NOT HAVE MORE THAN TWO 90° ELBOWS (INCLUDING ‘T’s). IT IS ALSO ADVISABLE
NOT TO EXCEED 5 METRES IN LENGTH WITH THE PIPE Ø 100 mm
The manufacturer recommends the use of 100mm Therminox flue for use with this
appliance.
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3.5. OPERATING PROBLEMS CAUSED BY DRAUGHT DEFECTS IN THE
FLUE
Of all the weather and geographical conditions which affect the
operation of a flue pipe (rain, fog, snow, altitude a.s.l., exposure to
sunlight, direction of facing), the wind is unquestionably the most
decisive. In fact, along with thermal depression caused by the
difference in temperature inside and outside of the chimney, there is
another type of depression or over-pressure: dynamic pressure caused
by the wind. An updraft always increases depression and hence
draught. A crosswind increases depression provided the cowl has been
installed properly. A downdraft always decreases depression, at times
inverting it.
E.g. Downdraft at 45° of
8m/sec. Overpressure of
17 Pa
E.g. Crosswind 2 :
8m/sec. Depression of
30Pa
Besides the direction and force of the wind, the position of the flue and
the cowl with respect to the roof of the building and the surrounding
landscape is important.
The wind also influences the operation of the chimney indirectly by
creating high-pressure and low-pressure zones, not only outside the
building but inside as well. In rooms directly exposed to the wind (2),
an indoor high-pressure area can be created which can augment the
draught in boilers, stoves and fireplaces, but it can be counteracted by
the external high pressure if the cowl is situated on the side exposed to
the wind (1). On the other hand, in the rooms on the opposite side
from the direction of the wind (3), a dynamic depression can be
created which competes with the natural thermal depression
developed by the chimney, but this can be compensated for
(sometimes) by locating the flue on the opposite side from the
direction of the wind (4).
IMPORTANT!
The operation of the pellet boiler is noticeably
sensitive to the conformation and position of the flue
which is adopted.
Hazardous conditions can only be overcome by suitable
setting-up of the boiler carried out by qualified
personnel certified by the manufacturer.
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3.6 PLUMBING CONNECTION
IMPORTANT!
The connection of the boiler to the plumbing system
must be carried out ONLY by specialized personnel who
are capable of carrying out installation properly, in
compliance with current standards in the country of
installation.
If installation of the boiler will involve interaction with
another, pre-existing system complete with heating
equipment (gas boiler, methane boiler, fuel oil boiler,
etc.), it is even more advisable to call in qualified
personnel, who subsequently will be responsible for
conformity of the system with current applicable law.
The manufacturer will not be held responsible for damage to persons
or things in the event of failed or incorrect operation if the
aforementioned warnings are not complied with.
For connection of the plumbing system to the appliance, the user
should refer to chapter 4, INSTALLATION AND ASSEMBLY; specifically,
paragraph 4.5, CONNECTION TO PLUMBING SYSTEM
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4. INSTALLATION AND ASSEMBLY
4.1. UNPACKING
The 'S' Model Pellet Boiler will come packaged on a single pallet. The flue will be packaged
separately.
The materials which make up the packaging are 100% re-cyclable. Their storage
or recycling are therefore the responsibility of the final user, in compliance with
local regulations. Do not store the boiler without it’s packaging. Remove the
nylon strapping, cardboard packaging and bubble wrap and recycle in the
appropriate manner.
When unpacking the boiler use the checklist below to ensure that all the required components
to complete the kit have been supplied. In the unlikely event of an omission you must notify the
manufacturer within 48 hrs of delivery. The Manufacturer reserves the right to charge for items
deemed lost after 48hrs.
Unpacking checklist
Item
Location
Baffle
Combustion Chamber
Burner Grate
Combustion Chamber
User Manual Pack *
Combustion Chamber
Gloves
Combustion Chamber
Received
YES/NO
* The User Manual Pack includes a User Manual, Quick Step User Instructions, Commissioning
Report, keys for lockable doors, heat proof gloves and a cleaning tool.
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4.2. PREPARING THE BASE
Careful planning at an early stage will greatly help the installation process and make sure that all
the required clearances are adhered to for servicing and that any potential issues with the routing
of the flue can be resolved.
The 'S' Model pellet boiler should be positioned on a concrete plinth at least 50mm high and
should project a min. 100mm beyond the sides and the rear of the appliance and at least 600mm
to the front. The plinth must be capable of supporting the weight of the appliance when full with
fuel and the plumbing system has been filled with water.
Use the template below for constructing the plinth and for positioning the flow and return
pipework and electrical supply.
Refer to service and access clearances around the appliance on Page 8
Carefully position
boiler over pipes.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
Electrical installations should only be carried out by suitably qualified and
certified electricians. If in doubt on any issue relating to the electrical
connections on the appliance contact Technical Support or your Local Dealer for
guidance before carrying out any connections.
The boiler must be supplied with a 230V 50 Hz electrical supply via a two pole isolation switch
rated for Overvoltage Category III and protected with a 6A circuit breaker. Also, the unit shall
have a 30mA RCD installed into the mains supply. It is recommended that a power isolation
switch is located adjacent to the boiler to isolate the power during servicing and maintenance
but also out of the reach of children and to prevent accidental turning off of the mains power.
Room thermostats shall be supplied/controlled by safety extra low voltage.
Black – Permanent Live
Brown - Time Clock Control Live
Blue – Neutral
Green / Yellow - Earth
Only authorized personnel may open the control panel on the boiler. Any Interference
with the wiring in the control panel will invalidate the warranty. The boiler and
complete plumbing system must be adequately earthed and bonded in accordance with
local Building Regulations and Bye- Laws.
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BOILER CONTROL BOX SCHEMATIC
Only authorised personnel may open the control panel. Any tampering
with the Control panel will immediately invalidate the warranty.
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Only authorised personnel may open the control panel. Any tampering
with the Control panel will immediately invalidate the warranty.
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WATER CONNECTIONS
The diagram below indicates the plumbing connections at the rear of the boiler. The return
connection is factory fitted with a 25/6 Standard pump.
Incorrectly sized expansion vessel
will invalidate the warranty. A
minimum 18 litre vessels is
recommended for the boiler plus
additional expansion for the
heating and domestic hot water
system.
The boiler can be plumbed into either an open vented system (the maximum static head of water
permissible is 90 ft. (27.44 meters) or a sealed system. If plumbed into a sealed system an
appropriately sized expansion vessel should be used and installed as per manufacturers
instructions. The expansion vessel should be sized based on the water capacity in the boiler and
the water in the entire heating system.
The pump is on the return pipework just before the boiler. It is recommended that a by-pass pipe
between the flow and return is used with a valve to regulate the temperature of the water
returning to the boiler. Also, the system designer should ensure that there is adequate provision in
the system for heat dissipation from the boiler during the shut-down / extinguishing phase. An
automatic air vent and pressure relief valve must be fitted to the flow pipework immediately
outside the boiler. The pressure relief valve should be piped to a drain to prevent injury to the
User or Service Technicians if it is activated. All unused connections should be sealed with
blanking plugs.
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Once the plumbing has been completed the system should be fully flushed to clear any debris
which may have become lodged in the pipework. The system should generally be filled from the
lowest point on the system to force any air to the highest point where it can be vented. The
flow pipe on the boiler is fitted with a manual air vent for venting air from the boiler.
The system must then be filled and the pump can be run continuously for a few hours to
completely de-aerate the system. Hold the ESC button on the controller for 3 seconds to
activate the pump. Repeat the procedure to turn it off. Only when the system has been fully
vented can the boiler be commissioned.
The installation and the design of the central heating system must be in accordance with BS EN
14336:2004: Heating Systems in Buildings. Installation and commissioning of water based
heating systems. BS EN 12828: 2003; Heating Systems in Buildings. Design of water based
heating systems. BS EN 12831: 2003; Heating Systems in Buildings. Method for calculation of
the design heat load.
Always ensure that all connections are making a watertight seal.
22mm Flow
Water pressure sensor
Drain
Pre-fitted Pump on Return
Always check that fittings
are tight and sealed when
filling the boiler
Automatic Air Vent on Flow
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5. CONTROL SYSTEM
External control of the boiler
• It is recommended that your boiler is controlled by an external time clock. The time
programs should be set to the times that heat is required at different periods
throughout the day. You should also make allowance for the ignition time of the
appliance, i.e. the time it takes from when the time clock signals the boiler to start
until the flame has fully developed in the appliance (usually approx. 10-20 minutes).
• When choosing your programs on your time clock it is recommended that you program
the clock for long runs instead of short runs. This gives the boiler time to settle and
match the heat demand of the property. It is also when the boiler is most efficient.
• If the boiler is not being controlled by a time clock then it can be turned on and off
locally at the display on the boiler control panel. Hold the ON/OFF button for 3 seconds
to start the boiler. Hold the ON/OFF button for 3 seconds to turn off the boiler.
Controller
This boiler is controlled by a sophisticated control system employing
fuzzy logic ensuring the boiler runs at optimum efficiency .
To control the boiler touch screen control panel located on the front
panel of the boiler above the combustion door.
The touch screen control panel operates in a similar fashion to a smart phone or tablet using
touch to navigate through the different screens and menus.
The images below show the boiler in standby and run mode.
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To turn the boiler on or off
• On the main screen tap the menu icon
• This will display the menu screen (shown below).
• Bring the Controller Power icon to the center of the screen and tap on
this icon, this will bring you into the Controller Power menu where you
can turn the boiler on or off.
The first time the boiler is run, an unlock code is required. This is
supplied by the manufacturer on receipt of the Pre-Commissioning
Registration Form. This form can initially be sent as a photo via
email to obtain the unlock code.
To set the hopper fuel level
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When the hopper has been filled with fuel the controller fuel level gauge
needs to be set.
On the main screen tap the menu icon
This will display the menu screen (shown above).
Bring the Boiler Settings icon to the center of the screen and tap on this
icon, this brings you to the Boiler Settings menu.
Bring the Refill icon to the center of the screen of the screen and tap on
this icon, this brings you to the menu where you set the fuel level to 100%
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To fill the auger during installation or when the hopper is run empty
When the boiler is first installed, the auger is empty. To fill the auger ready for the boiler to be
run requires running the auger until fuel is deposited into the pot.
This procedure is also required if the hopper is run empty during normal use.
• On the main screen tap the menu icon
• This will display the menu screen.
• Bring the Manual Control icon to the center of the screen and tap on this icon, this
brings you to the Manual Control menu.
• Tap the Auger icon and wait until fuel is deposited into the pot, tap the icon again to
stop the auger.
• Remove and dispose the fuel from the pot.
• The auger is now full with fuel, and the boiler is ready to run.
Boiler Errors
If the boiler produces an error, the controller will display an error description, to display further
information on this error tap the “i” icon on the bottom of the screen.
There are two resettable mechanical safety stats fitted to this boiler. A high limit stat and an
auger stat. These stats are resettable by removing the black cover and pressing the reset
button.
High Limit Stat
Auger Stat
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Remote Monitoring and Control
This boiler is connected to the internet to allow monitoring and remote control from a smart
phone or computer.
To connect the boiler to your broadband system.
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When the hopper has been filled with fuel the controller fuel level gauge
needs to be set.
On the main screen tap the menu icon
This will display the menu screen.
Bring the General Settings icon to the center of the screen and tap on this
icon, this brings you to the General Settings menu.
Bring the WiFi icon to the center of the screen and tap on this icon, this
brings you to the WiFi Settings menu.
Tap on the encryption menu and select the encryption that matches your
broadband system. This is generally WPA2 (and is the recommended
encryption).
Tap on the SSID menu and enter your routers SSID
Tap on the Password menu and enter your routers Password.
On completion and returning of the commissioning form, the manufacturer will send you a
password to access your boiler remotely. To access your boiler use a web browser to
http://www.econet24.com and enter your email address and the supplied password. The
following are illustrations of some of the screens accessible.
By connecting your boiler to your broadband you give permission
for the Manufacturer or their Agents full access to the boiler. This
enables the Manufacturer or their Agents to provide a service that
could reduce the need for a site visit.
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BOILER MAINTAINANCE
The Boiler has been developed to ensure that the User is able to carry out the most basic
functions in a safe and convenient manner. Once the installation has been successfully carried out
the User interaction is quiet simple from a regular inspection on the combustion chamber to
remove ash to filling the hopper with pellets.
Emptying the Ash Pan
• The boiler contains an ash area where ash needs to be removed at regular intervals.
• The ash pan is located in below the main combustion chamber. The frequency of
emptying the ash pan is determined by the quantity of fuel burnt and after 250kg
the controller will display a warning to empty the ash pan. A daily check during the
first few days of operation will give an indication as to when it needs to be emptied.
Unscrew the two fixing
knobs on the ash pan.
Remove the ash pan
and discard ashes.
Always make sure that before you open the ash pan the boiler has
been switched off and has been allowed to cool down sufficiently so
as not to cause injury.
Always empty ash into a metal container as ash which may appear
cool could be hot in the centre.
Never use plastic brushes or dust pans to clean ash from the boiler.
Always use heat resistant gloves when handling the ash pan.
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Cleaning the Boiler Pot
• Open the combustion door.
• Fill the hopper with wood pellets
• DO NOT fill higher than the level of the grate.
• Set the controller fuel level to 100%
If the burner pot contains ash remove
the pot for the holder and scrape the
contents into a container. Also make
sure that the air holes are clear.
Carefully replace the pot ensuring that
it is properly seated
Failure to replace the pot correctly
can cause damage and invalidate
the warranty. Your installer will
show you how to do this correctly.
Always make sure that before you open the main combustion
chamber door that the boiler has been switched off and has been
allowed to cool down sufficiently so as not to cause injury.
Always empty ash into a metal container as ash which may appear
cool could be hot in the centre.
Never use plastic brushes or dust pans to clean ash from the boiler.
Always use heat resistant gloves when cleaning the boiler.
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Filling With Fuel
• The boiler will indicate when the level of pellets reaches a low level. The system will shut
down and will wait for the hopper to be refilled.
• Open the pellet hopper lid and carefully pour approved pellets into the hopper.
• Never fill the hopper above the guard mesh across the opening of the hopper.
• Set the controller hopper level to 100%
Never allow any foreign material to enter the
hopper. This will lead to the malfunction of
the auger system and could cause damage to
the appliance and invalidate your warranty.
Always close the lid to the hopper once it has
been filled with pellets.
Never leave the hopper lid open for
prolonged periods as rain or moisture can
affect the pellet.
Always supervise children when the hopper
lid is open in case foreign material is placed
into the hopper or children climb into the
hopper.
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8. BOILER HANDLING
One of the key feature of the 'S' Model is it’s size and ability to be transported to and located in
confined spaces. Care should also be exercised when manoeuvring the appliance into position.
The illustration below indicates the weight distribution of the appliance.
Total Dry Weight – 230kg
2/3rd dry weight in this area
Always protect the appliance
when transporting on trollies or
hand carts.
Only persons who have been trained in manual handling techniques should attempt to
move the appliance. Incorrect lifting techniques can cause serious injury.
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