Each year, building owners across the globe invest millions of dollars into heating and cooling system upgrades in an effort to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and remain green. All too often, however, these upgrades fall short of expectations, and owners are left right back where they were - struggling to improve the environmental friendliness and cost reduction of their operation.
The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a dynamic, open, creative university recognized for the originality and quality of its programs, cutting-edge research, grounded social concerns, and its innovation in the arts. This City campus is bustling with students all year round, who wish to study in a comfortable and inspiring environment. If that comfort is disrupted, their ability to learn decreases.
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.
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.
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:
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.
In recent years, sustainability and efficiency have made their way to the forefront of building design. More so now than ever, owners and contractors are looking to take advantage of the most advanced climate control systems in an effort to lower energy costs, maximize space, and ensure the safe and comfortable use of their structure for many years to come.
On May 4, 2015 Marc Thuillard, Head of Research Belimo was a panelist for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) workshop: High-Density Urban Environments and Buildings of the Future. The objective of this workshop was to develop a vision for future buildings based on collective views of thought leaders. They explored technologies that could revolutionize the built environment across energy, water, environment, resilient design, health, security, and productivity.
- Belimo’s zero leakage ball valve design eliminates energy losses and is resistant to clogging.
- Low power consumption - up to 95% less than conventional zone valves.
- Field adjustable flow to meet your design requirements.
- Smallest pressure independent characterized ball valve in the market.
- 5-year warranty.
Learn more online at www.belimo.us.