People spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors and breathe 3170 gallons (12,000 liters) of air per day. Therefore, it is essential to understand the powerful influence that indoor air quality has on our well-being, especially during this extraordinary COVID-19 pandemic. While the impact of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on humans has been widely discussed within the context of the 'sick building syndrome,' the role dry air plays in spreading of microbes, including viruses, is often neglected. High performing HVAC systems and proper humidification strategies are required to maintain a stable and healthy indoor air quality in buildings.
The Toronto General Hospital (TGH) is a significant teaching hospital in Toronto, Ontario. In 2019, Newsweek ranked TGH as seventh among the top-ten best hospitals globally and ranked 1st for research by Research Infosource for the 9th year in a row. Research Infosource Inc. is Canada's Source of R&D Intelligence and the R&D ecosystem.
Belimo released standalone airflow measurement and control actuators with digital communications for rotary, linear, and induct applications. Select actuator models have pressure independent control characteristics combined with an integrated differential pressure sensor to calculate and deliver designed flow regardless of pressure fluctuations in the system.
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Belimo devices can be found in a wide range of building applications across the globe – silently and reliably helping to improve occupant comfort and reduce energy consumption through HVAC system optimization. In recent years, advancements in IoT and digitalization have allowed these devices to become “smarter” by generating valuable data that can be used by building owners and managers to continuously improve system performance. Several Belimo devices available today have built-in capabilities that enable this data to be pushed to the Belimo Cloud where it can be stored and viewed by technicians and personnel tasked with managing building systems. Some examples of these devices include those with Ethernet interfaces, like the Energy Valve and -IP actuators. They also include devices with NFC communication capabilities, like the 6-way Electronic Pressure Independent Valve (ePIV), PR actuators, and the new line of airflow control actuators.
AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, was a huge success. It attracted over 80,000 industry professionals from around the globe. The show provided a unique forum for manufacturers of all sizes to share ideas and to display future HVACR technology solutions. Belimo had a special celebration at the booth with its 100 millionth actuator hand-off to Darryl Boyce, President of ASHRAE. The celebration was a monumental moment, and was shared with many customers and associates.
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Belimo celebrates 100 million actuators delivered worldwide, continuing its success story of optimizing energy efficiency in buildings without sacrificing comfort. At the beginning of this year, Belimo delivered its 100 millionth actuator; in doing so reached another milestone in the company's history. Belimo, the Swiss world market leader for field devices for controlling and regulating heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems, confirms its growth course by reaching this milestone along with meeting the demand for innovative products that sustainably increase comfort, energy efficiency and safety in buildings.
“Our entire range of solutions are constantly evolving and becoming smarter and more data rich, stated Daniel Caldwell, Belimo Key Account Manager. Communicating and presenting these valuable digital assets is in high demand. By partnering with ALC, we worked together to create a technological bridge to their WebCTRL building automation system.”
The OptiPoint valves – Belimo customized ZoneTight valves are available for both pressure dependent and pressure independent applications featuring a compact design for easy installation in tight spaces. The valve actuator provides fail open, fail close, or fail in position to meet design requirements. Up to two valves can be connected, minimizing wiring and eliminating the need to use the controller's physical I/O to manage the valve. The actuators snap directly to the valve body allowing quick installation without the use of tools further reducing labor costs.
About Automated Logic Corporation
Automated Logic Corporation (ALC) provides innovative building-management solutions that maximize energy efficiency and sustainable building operation while ensuring comfort. Its intuitive products control and monitor building functions such as heating, air conditioning, and lighting for commercial office, education, health care, government, and data center markets through a global network of independent dealers and North American branch offices. ALC is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security, and building automation technologies. For more information, visit www.automatedlogic.com.
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UL Type, NEMA, IP66, and IP67 - What is the difference?
UL Listed means that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has tested representative samples of a product and determined that the product meets specific, defined requirements. Their independent and rigorous testing process ensures that products are aligned with the necessary requirements meeting expectations. Additionally, the samples are found to be free from a reasonably foreseeable risk of fire, electric shock in a Division 2 environment, based on UL's published and nationally recognized Standards for Safety.
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