Super Capacitor for Critical Applications

    Posted on Tue,Oct 03, 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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    Super capacitors (SuperCaps) are electrochemical condensers that are faster in response and more reliable than conventional rechargeable batteries. This modern energy storage technology is advancing energy efficiency and the functionality of complex safety solutions around the globe. Belimo has intensively tested and improved the SuperCap technology to equip damper and valve actuators with an innovative electronic fail-safe control function. Testing was under harsh conditions temperatures of 122°F to -22°F [50°C to -30°C] and long-term charging and discharging. Testing focused on the reliability of the electronic fail-safe function with continuous loads. To combine SuperCap technology with fail-safe control actuators, Belimo needed to develop and patented a SuperCap energy management algorithm included in the actuator microprocessor controller. The algorithm safely charges and discharges the SuperCap energy to deliver and ensure reliable long service life.

    This technology is applied wherever safety and energy efficiency are required. SuperCaps absorb energy very quickly and discharge as required. It offers a longer service life and greater cycle-resistant than rechargeable batteries. These properties are desirable for high-tech applications such as defibrillators, aviation emergency exits, automotive air bags, wind turbines, and smart grids.

    SuperCap technology offers HVAC system protection with increased efficiency and speed. During an electrical power supply interruption, dampers and valves automatically returned to their fail-safe position with an electronic fail-safe control function. Water coils are protected from freezing, steam heat exchangers are closed for safety, and fume hood exhaust systems are opened to ensure ventilation. Belimo electronic fail-safe actuators with SuperCap technology offer speed, efficiency, reliability, and versatility.

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    FEBRAVA Review

    Posted on Tue,Sep 26, 2017 @ 06:20 AM

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    FEBRAVA, the International Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Heating, and Air Treatment Fair, celebrated its 20th year.  With over 30,000 visitors and over 31 miles of exhibit space; it is the most important event in the HVAC-R chain in Latin America, covering every sector in this market. It is the ideal location for buyers, installers, consulting engineers, distributors, wholesalers, and engineers to enhance their technical knowledge and get a first-hand look at the newest launches, trends, and innovations in the market and expand their network.

    This year, FEBRAVA had over 300 exhibiting companies covering:

    Refrigeration Making Ice Plugs
    Air-Conditioning Food Conservation Thermal Insulating Materials
    Ventilation Chambers Linings
    Pollution Control Refrigerated Display Counters Fridges Floors
    Treatment of Water Heat Exchangers Windows
    Treatment of Air Refrigerated Transport Applied I.T.
    Treatment of Sewage Compressors for Refrigeration Associations
    Treatment of Gases Instruments & Controls for Refrigeration Banks
    Treatment of Waste Products Instruments & Controls for Air-Conditioning Entities
    Equipment for Heating Hydraulic & Electrical Components Technical Publications
    Solar Collectors Pumps Services in General
    Heaters Engines  
    Greenhouses Valves  

    FEBRAVA featured lectureson air conditioning in hotels the profitability of comfort and efficiency, alternatives to achieving energy-efficient results, innovation in refrigeration, and the storage, and transporting of food, in order to minimize waste. A variety of technical sessions were also available. For example, Belimo’s technical session covered how to improve HVAC systems and increase efficiency in hotels.

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    At FEBRAVA, Belimo was excited to announce the release of HVAC sensors, the advanced technology butterfly valve, and the IoT connected Belimo Energy Valve which was the recipient of the 2017 FEBRAVA Innovation Award. The new Belimo Energy Valve is now an IoT device utilizing advanced cloud-based analytics to leverage captured system data to the full potential providing savings and the most efficient operation. The Energy Valve is a pressure independent valve, which measures and manages coil energy by using an embedded electronic flow meter, along with supply and return water temperature sensors. It is ideal for water-side control of heating and cooling coils with programmable maximum flow settings from 1.65 - 713 GPM in valve body size ½” to 6”.

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    The range of sensors by Belimo is the result of over four decades of experience, research, and focus on providing value-added technologies that help reduce expenses and installation. Belimo sensors seamlessly integrate into major building automation systems (BAS) with the same quality, reliability, and value that define Belimo. Belimo’s expertise and ability 

    to innovate are evident with the universal compact enclosure design, intuitive screwless snap cover, and detachable mounting plate making installation and commissioning easy.

    With a focus on quality, the Belimo sensors carry a five-year warranty, conform to NEMA 4X and IP65 requirements and are UL compliant. The Belimo sensor offerings include single and multi-range: temperature, humidity, pressure, CO2, and VOC (volatile organic compounds) sensors for pipe and duct applications. 

    Belimo continues to make advancements in the comfort, energy efficiencies, safety, installation and maintenance in HVAC applications. 

    Take a look at Belimo at this years FEBRAVA fair.

    Want to learn more about Belimo, visit www.belimo.com.br/ or email us

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    Introduction to Belimo Sensors Training Course

    Posted on Wed,Sep 06, 2017 @ 03:45 PM

    Belimo University known for its comprehensive training programs has just released an online module on Belimo Sensors. This training provides an understanding of the features and benefits of sensors, their functions within an energy management system and best practices for installation of sensors in common applications.

    For HVAC controllers and Building Automation Systems (BAS) to manage and maintain system performance, they require accurate and reliable sensor inputs. In stand-alone systems, the sensors measure the value of the controlled variable, and transmit the data to the DDC controller to position the dampers, valves, fans, pumps, or other controlled devices for occupant comfort and HVAC equipment safety. Sensor outputs with active or passive signals communicate directly to the DDC controller and the BAS with BACnet MSTP or Modbus RTU protocol. Learn about Belimo sensors and the benefits they offer by taking this 30 minute online training with topics that include:

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    • Understanding of sensors functions in an energy management system
    • Importance of sensor measurement
    • Sensor types (temperature, humidity, pressure, CO2, and VOC for pipe, duct, and outdoor applications)
    • Differences between passive and active sensors
    • Differences between auto zero and manual calibration
    • Belimo Sensor nomenclature
    • Features and benefits
    • Review of some HVAC applications
    • Best practices for installation

    With unlimited access to a collection of HVAC online modules, Belimo University is the easiest andfastest way to get the training you want. Simply go online and complete a one-time registration to access the complete Belimo University Online library of training.

    Online training modules offered by Belimo University include: (computer image with training course)

    • Introduction to Sensors
    • Introduction to Damper Actuator Sizing
    • Introduction to Control Types
    • Introduction to Valve Characteristics and Valve Limitations
    • Introduction to Valve Sizing for Water Systems
    • Introduction to Pressure Dependent Valves
    • Introduction to Retrofitting Butterfly Valves
    • Introduction to Retrofitting Globe Valves

    Discover all the offerings of Belimo University.

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    Correcting Low ∆T in Buildings with District Cooling

    Posted on Tue,Aug 15, 2017 @ 03:39 PM

    Chilled water provided from a utility plant is commonly in a building’s HVAC system in lieu of installing chillers. Lower return water temperatures or low ∆T decreases the efficiency of the entire chilled water system. This condition is known as “Low ∆T Syndrome”. Low ΔT syndrome is the result of the inefficient use of chilled water at the point of consumption. Join our webinar on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 1:00PM - 2:00PM EDT. 

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    This presentation will provide a review of district chilled water system design and how low ∆T impacts both the chillers and the buildings the chillers are serving. Finally, we will review a study of a building where “Low ∆T Syndrome” was corrected at the point of water to air heat transfer.

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    Butterfly Valve Assembly Product Update

    Posted on Fri,Jul 14, 2017 @ 09:08 AM

    Belimo is Now Offering HDU & LU Butterfly Valve Assemblies Providing 50 PSI Close-Off Pressure

    Belimo butterfly valve range has expanded to include competitively priced assemblies for applications that require 50 psi close-off pressure. These assemblies are identified by the last digit “U” in the valve body nomenclature.

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    • 3” to 6” sizes feature HDU bodies for 2-way and 3-way configurations motorized with non-spring return standard actuator series GR, GM, and DR.
    • 8” and 10” sizes feature LU bodies for 2-way configurations motorized with non-spring return PR series actuators.

    The HDU and LU series offers a unique seat, and disc design ensures positive valve sealing while maintaining low seating torque. The cartridge style seat incorporates an elastomer bonded to a phenolic stabilizing ring, eliminating elastomer movement and reducing seat tearing or fatiguing due to bunching. The HDU and LU series provides economical HVAC solutions up to 50 psi close-off.

    Products are available online at www.belimo.us.

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    Helping Mushrooms Grow More Efficiently

    Posted on Tue,Jun 27, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

    In the production plant of Kuhn Champignons AG, seven to eight tons of mushrooms produced daily. To accelerate the growth, an artificial "autumn climate" is created. Under the ideal temperature and humidity, the mushrooms grow, ripen and become ready for harvest within three weeks.

    But after 30 years, the existing plant and hydraulics were obsolete and no longer met the current standards of sustainable production. The entire plant needed updating.

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    After 30 years, the existing plant and hydraulics were obsolete and no longer met the current standards of sustainable production. The entire plant needed updating. Energy saving was the main objective for the new production plant. Additional requirements were constant temperature and humidity in the production for the optimal growth of mushrooms and the ability to switch to variable amounts of water to be able to react according to the season and demand. Reliable and innovative products that contribute to energy saving.

    The advanced butterfly valve assembly fulfills the task of dissipating the heat within the plant, which means the warm water will be pumped into the ground water for cooling again. This is a daily occurrence. The butterfly valve assembly was easy to install because of its lower height and reduced weight.  The advantage of the hand crank if the need arises to switch the system to manual operation. The biggest benefit is 80% energy savings.  The advanced butterfly also guaranteed reliable operation through intelligent self-adjusting valve design Near Field Communication(NFC) along with BACnet communication provide superior application data access for easy troubleshooting, commissioning, and programming.

    The innovative advanced butterfly valve was installed in the new plant of Kuhn Champignon AG in March 2016 and has been running flawlessly. The advanced butterfly valve is the most intelligent, energy efficient, and reliable high flow solution in the HVAC market. With a focus on ease of installation, application flexibility, and longevity, this series set new performance standards.

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    Innovations for the HVAC Market

    Posted on Wed,Apr 19, 2017 @ 10:44 PM

    At Belimo, we are excited to release new technology innovations for the HVAC market that will increase energy efficiency and reduce installation cost.

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    The new sensors are the perfect complement to Belimo actuators and valves, optimizing energy efficiency and system performance.

    The new sensor offering is the result of over four decades of experience, research, and focus on providing value-added technologies that help reduce expenses and installation. Belimo sensors seamlessly integrate into major building automation systems  with the same quality, reliability, and value that define Belimo. Belimo’s expertise and ability to innovate are evident with the universal compact enclosure design, intuitive screwless snap cover, and detachable mounting plate making installation and commissioning easy.

    With a focus on quality, the Belimo sensors carry a five-year warranty, conform to NEMA 4X and IP65 requirements and are UL compliant. The Belimo sensor offering includes single and multi-range: temperature, humidity, pressure, CO2, and VOC (volatile organic compounds) sensors for pipe, duct, and outdoor applications.

    Discover all the advantages online.


    Belimo Energy Valve™ Now Solves Low Delta T Leveraging IoTbelimo_energy_valve.jpg

    The new Energy Valve is now an IoT device utilizing advanced cloud-based analytics to leverage captured system data to the full potential providing savings and the most efficient operation. The Energy Valve is a pressure independent valve, which measures and manages coil energy by using an embedded electronic flow meter, along with supply and return water temperature sensors. One valve with so many benefits:

    • Patented Power Control and Delta T Manager logic built-in monitor coil performance and optimize the available energy of the coil by maintaining the Delta T
    • Glycol monitoring an exclusive feature ensuring glycol content meets design needs to provide optimum efficiency and safe operation.
    • Cloud analytics provide recommended Delta T and flow set points which can be updated remotely. Accessing and analyzing data reduces field labor and delivers better system efficiency.
    • Dynamic coil performance illustrates the operation of the coil in real time accurately providing transparency of power degradation and other operational issues.
    • Most expansive communication platform on the market including Cloud, BACnet MSTP and BACnet IP, Modbus, RTU and TCP/, Belimo MP-Bus, and one analog feedback signal for valve flow, power, temperature or position providing expanded system integration and BMS control.

    The Energy Valve is ideal for water-side control of heating and cooling systems for AHUs and any water coil (equal percentage: heating/cooling application) with programmable maximum flow settings from 1.65 - 713 GPM in valve body size ½” to 6”.

    Discover the advantages online.


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    A new release of the advanced butterfly valve with PKR electronic fail-safe actuator offering enhanced control. The durable electronics, simple configuration software, BACnet communication, and dependable super capacitor technology is the most economical and effective solution for critical applications. Replacement of legacy pneumatic actuators is straightforward, eliminating problematic battery back-up modules or expensive industrial actuators. The newly designed butterfly valve and actuator assembly are the most intelligent, energy efficient, and reliable high flow solution in the HVAC market. With a focus on ease of installation, application flexibility, and longevity, this series sets new performance standards in the HVAC market.

    • Saves energy with up to 80% less power consumption than currently available solutions
    • Self-adjusting algorithm that assures zero leakage and improves system performance
    • Application flexibility with a fail-safe function and universal power supply input from 24 to 240 VAC(24  to 125VDC)
    • Easy troubleshooting with its unique position indicator viewable from long distances and any angle
    • Simplified setup, diagnostics and superior application data access with BACnet and Near Field Communication (NFC) built-in

    The advanced butterfly valve with the new PKR electronic fail-safe actuator completes the product range offering.

    Discover all the advantages online.

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    Belimo Energy Valve™ is Now Solving Low Delta T Leveraging IoT

    Posted on Tue,Apr 11, 2017 @ 03:03 PM

    Belimo Americas is excited to announce the release of the new Energy Valve that is now an IoT device utilizing advanced cloud-based analytics to leverage captured system data to the full potential providing savings and the most efficient operation. The Energy Valve is a pressure independent valve, which measures and manages coil energy by using an embedded electronic flow meter, along with supply and return water temperature sensors. It is ideal for water-side control of heating and cooling coils with programmable maximum flow settings from 1.65 - 713 GPM in valve body size ½” to 6”. Some of the key features include:

    • Patented Power Control and Delta T Manager logic built-in, monitor coil performance and optimize the belimo_energy_valve.jpgavailable energy of the coil by maintaining the Delta T.
    • Glycol monitoring an exclusive feature ensures glycol content meets design needs to provide optimum efficiency and safe operation.
    • Cloud analytics provide recommended Delta T and flow setpoints which can be updated remotely
    • Dynamic coil performance illustrates the operation of the coil in real time accurately providing transparency of power degradation and other operational issues.
    • Most expansive communication platform on the market includes Cloud, BACnet MSTP and BACnet IP, Modbus, RTU and TCP/IP, Belimo MP-Bus, and one analog feedback signal for valve flow, power, temperature or position.

    Join us on Wednesday, April 19th at 1:00 PM EDT, Register Now

    In this 30 minute webinar you will learn about the new Energy Valve that is now an IoT device utilizing advanced cloud-based analytics to leverage captured system data to provide savings and the most efficient operation. The Energy Valve is a pressure independent valve that measures and manages coil energy by using an embedded electronic flow meter and supply and return water temperature sensors. New features include glycol monitoring, a suite of cloud services, enhanced web interface, dynamic coil performance, and the most expansive communication platform on the market today. Register today.

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    Tags: Pressure Independent Valves, Green Building Technology

    Seamlessly Integrated, the New Sensor Range from Belimo

    Posted on Mon,Apr 03, 2017 @ 02:48 PM

    Belimo is excited to announce the launch of a full range of HVAC sensors. The new sensors are the perfect complement to Belimo actuators and valves, optimizing energy efficiency and system performance.

    The new sensor offering is the result of over four decades of experience, re
    search, and focus on providing value-added technologies that help reduce expenses and installation. Belimo sensors seamlessly integrate into major building automation systems (BAS) with the same quality, reliability and value that define Belimo. Belimo’s expertise and ability to innovate are evident with the universal compact enclosure design, intuitive screwless snap cover, and detachable mounting plate making installation and comdavid_alliband.pngmissioning easy.

    With a focus on quality, the Belimo sensors carry a five-year warranty, conform to NEMA 4X and IP65 requirements and are UL compliant. The Belimo sensor offerings include single and multi-range: temperature, humidity, pressure, CO2, and VOC (volatile organic compounds) sensors for pipe and duct applications.

     “Belimo sensors not only deliver reliable and accurate readings,” states David Alliband, Sensors Product Manager, “ the sensor enclosure design also features a modular conduit fitting and a spring loaded removable terminal block that installers and technicians will love.”

    Discover all the advantages of the Belimo sensors range at www.belimo.us


    Learn today – Join our live webinar on Wednesday, April 5th at 1:00 PM EDT. A 15 minute Q&A session will follow.


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    Belimo Energy Valve™:  Making Systems Energy Efficient, Easier to Control and More Transparent

    Posted on Tue,Feb 21, 2017 @ 11:15 AM

    The Belimo Energy Valve is an advanced pressure independent control valve that can drastically reduce the amount of water used to cool or heat a space.  By increasing the overall efficiency of the heat transfer, energy savings can be achieved.  In addition, the Belimo Energy Valve provides unparalleled transparency to the system and can drastically improve the controllability of complex hydronic systems.

    Join us for this webinar to understand the practical science behind the improved performance and the potential gains that can be realized in your buildings. The webinar will cover:

    Why Hydronic Design Models Don’t Match Building Performance

    Modelling softwares make a few faulty assumptions about basic hydronic behavior which can lead to disappointing building performance.  By selecting and installing proper equipment, engineers and contractors can be successful in achieving the modelled results.

    Understanding and Improving Heat Transfer at the Coil

    By understanding the thermodynamics behind the heat transfer at coils and heat-exchangers, we can devise better control strategies to better match the water flows to the specific loads in the space.  When done properly, most buildings can use far less water to heat and cool, and thus save large amounts pumping and plant energy.

    Static vs. Dynamic Balancing

    Until examined closely, the true benefits of advanced control valve technology, may be overlooked from a control and comfort standpoint.  By exploring dynamically balanced systems, we can see how we can hope to have more stable loops and more comfortable spaces.

    Belimo Energy Valve

    The Belimo Energy Valve is an electronically pressure independent valve with a fully integrated BTU meter.  It has the ability to control flow, manage Delta T, monitor system glycol percentage and fully expose the performance of the equipment.  With advanced communication platforms, which include BACnet, MODbus, IP and cloud based optimization, the Belimo Energy Valve provides unparalleled access to all of the data.

    Case Study Review

    See results from actual Belimo Energy Valve installations.

    Register Now!

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