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    Posted on Fri,Aug 13, 2021 @ 08:45 AM

    The pandemic has brought a renewed interest in HVAC building systems and indoor air quality. As regions of the Americas begin to reopen, Belimo is here to help HVAC professionals to brush up on skills and expand their industry knowledge. Belimo University offers comprehensive training that will assist you with understanding HVAC fundamentals and Belimo products through a variety of formats. Our training courses are available online or onsite at no cost to you.

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    Factors to Consider for Actuation on Large Multi-Section Dampers

    Posted on Tue,Jul 20, 2021 @ 01:18 PM

    When designing commercial HVAC damper applications, many factors are considered that impact actuator selection. Every actuator manufacturer has an applied torque limit to consider. When factoring in the controllability of a damper, the control system is simply sending a control signal to “an actuator” to drive “a damper.” The control signal is not affected that multiple damper sections or multiple actuators must operate as “one” device. Damper manufacturers also have specific product considerations such as rough opening with dampers, manage shipping size limits, damper assembly configurations, and damper performance. Application, product, and manufacture terminology vary when discussing large dampers or high torque applications.

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    Tags: Online Learning Resources & Tools, Technical Tips, Actuators

    What is CV, and How Do I Calculate It?

    Posted on Wed,Jun 30, 2021 @ 11:22 AM
    Valve Flow Coefficient (Cv) is the flow capability of a control valve at fully open conditions relative to the pressure drop across the valve. It is defined as the volume of water (GPM in the US) at 60°F that will flow through a fully open valve with a pressure differential of 1 psi across the valve. It is useful to know how to calculate Cv because it is the standardized valve sizing and selection method for control valves used throughout the HVAC industry.
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    Tags: Online Learning Resources & Tools, Technical Tips

    Life Safety Codes and Standards that Govern Fire Dampers

    Posted on Tue,Jun 29, 2021 @ 09:15 AM

    Effective fire protection saves lives, minimizes property damage, and secures the continued operation of buildings. Actuated fire and smoke dampers in walls and ceilings penetrations provide the best protection along with sprinkler systems against the spread of fire and smoke. Actuator dampers also protect against low-temperature toxic smoke produced when a fire breaks out, helping for safe evacuation.

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    Tags: Online Learning Resources & Tools, Technical Tips, Fire and Smoke Control

    Updating Product Databases Quickly with SelectPro™ Export Builder

    Posted on Tue,Sep 08, 2020 @ 01:41 PM

    SelectPro is a comprehensive database of Belimo’s damper actuators, valves, sensors, and replacement solutions. Belimo SelectPro offers an Export Builder feature that makes updating your product databases and management systems fast and efficient! The Export Builder module allows you to create custom exports by selecting specific technical attributes and media assets to extract only the data you require. Once you complete the selection criteria, export select products, or the entire series of your choice. Let us show you the four steps to creating an export.

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    Tags: Online Learning Resources & Tools, Technical Tips

    Healthier Buildings: Guidelines for Commercial Ventilation and Employee Health

    Posted on Fri,Jun 12, 2020 @ 06:05 PM
    Ample research demonstrates that indoor environments are hazardous for the spread of COVID-19, and viruses in general. While the coronavirus has far from disappeared, strict stay-at-home orders are lifting across the country and businesses are opening their doors following months of closure.  
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    Tags: Online Learning Resources & Tools, Green Building Technology, Technical Tips

    Ease of Installation and Fast Commissioning

    Posted on Tue,Nov 20, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

    The Belimo Assistant App offers operation transparency when used in connection with Belimo VAV, damper and valve actuators that have integrated Near Field Communication. With a smartphone, the Belimo Assistant App provides fast and easy programming, commissioning and troubleshooting even without power. The App also allows you to document and send your settings and operating data via email.

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    District Cooling and the Effects of Low Delta T

    Posted on Mon,Mar 05, 2018 @ 09:36 AM

    District cooling is the centralized production and distribution of cooling energy. Chilled water is delivered from a centralized energy plant through an underground pipeline to commercial, industrial, and residential buildings to air-condition using chilled water.  Excess heat is extracted from the building by the air conditioning systems’ heat exchangers. The water is then returned to the central energy plant.

    District cooling plants operate to meet the cooling energy demand of their customers, which could be dozens of buildings in a college campus or municipality. District cooling systems offer lower up-front construction costs and eliminate the need for chiller plant maintenance at the building level.

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    Tags: Online Learning Resources & Tools, Pressure Independent Valves, Technical Tips

    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.

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    Tags: Online Learning Resources & Tools, Green Building Technology, Belimo News

    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.

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    Tags: Online Learning Resources & Tools, Green Building Technology, Belimo News, Technical Tips

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