The digital actuator NovoCon® S is tailor made to fit Danfoss AB-QM – the market leading pressure independent balancing and control valve – and establishes the perfect connection between superior hydronic HVAC system performance and smart building automation solutions.
Traditional controlled actuators, at best, offer an analog feedback signal to the BMS room controller. Instead, the NovoCon® S offers many digital system parameters directly to the Building Management System via BACnet or Modbus. It for example exchanges accurate information about the actuator/valve position, settings, temperatures, alarms etc.
All the information provides the BMS a unique insight in, and remote access to, the HVAC system status which can be used to optimize its performance, improving the indoor comfort and achieve energy efficient buildings.
The digital actuator also offers built-in I/O's for added functionality, flexibility and cost savings. A few examples of the possibilities using the actuators’ I/O’s are:
- Flow & energy indication by connecting sensors for return and supply temperature measurement with NovoCon® Energy;
- Connectivity for 4-pipe changeover applications with NovoCon® CO6;
- To connect different sensors (e.g. room temperature, humidity, or condensation) and control different devices such as fans with NovoCon® Remote I/O cable.
NovoCon® is an essential device in the transition to smart connected buildings with continuous monitoring, energy management and preventive maintenance at the highest comfort level and lowest operating costs. The digital actuators can be used in many building types such as offices, hotels and hospitals. But also in cruise ships, universities, data centers, shopping malls, museums or supermarkets.
NovoCon® S is applicable in various types of HVAC systems like Air Handling Units (AHU), Fan Coil Units (FCU), chilled ceilings, chilled beams, radiant panels and four-pipe changeover systems.
Features and benefits
Via the BMS system and bus communication all actuators can be remotely accessed. This saves a lot of time during the installation and commissioning of the system as well as during the many years the building is operational.
System data can be retrieved and analyzed in order to optimize the HVAC system. In case adaptions to e.g. setting of design flows are required, it can easy be done. On one, a few or all actuators at the same time. Continuously monitoring and commissioning the system saves time and costs throughout the life cycle of the building.
Don't wait for HVAC components to fail, cause complaints and need for urgent and disturbing service activities. Instead you can see where and when an issue might occur and you can take precautions and act pro-actively.
Flexibility all over
The designers or system integrators of BMS systems can realize customized HVAC solutions for every project. In case the building user wants to refurbish the building, the HVAC system can be adapted accordingly without physical adjustments to the BMS components.
Introducing the new NovoCon® S digital actuator - for perfect hydronic balancing
Get the best-in-class hydronic performance with the new NovoCon® S actuator. The digital actuator tailored for the AB-QM control valve allows complete remote control of the heating or cooling system – from installation to maintenance. Get a quick tour of the new NovoCon® S in this animation.
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|Brochure||Grow your business and discover the value of working with one partner (International version)||English||Multiple||19 Nov, 2015||5.6 MB|
|Brochure||Hydronic Balancing & Control product overview||English||United Kingdom||11 Nov, 2014||7.1 MB|
|Brochure||Hydronic Balancing & Control product overview||English||Multiple||12 Dec, 2016||1.1 MB|
|Case story||NovoCon - outstanding HVAC flexibility after office building renovation||English||Multiple||28 Sep, 2020||960.1 KB|
|Brochure||NovoCon | Digital actuator for HVAC||English||Multiple||20 Jun, 2017||772.5 KB|
|Data sheet||NovoCon S||English||Multiple||18 Feb, 2021||6.4 MB|
|Fact sheet||NovoCon® application||English||Multiple||13 Mar, 2017||880.4 KB|
|Data sheet||NovoCon® S CO6, Energy, I/O||English||Multiple||02 Oct, 2017||5.1 MB|
AB-QM Pressure Independent Balancing and Control Valves (PIBCV) provide both a control functionality and dynamic balancing solution for HVAC heating and cooling systems. PIBCV are designed for various types of terminal units and provide high indoor comfort and energy efficiency in public and commercial buildings.
Modulating geared actuator with field bus (BACnet MS/TP and Modbus RTU) connectivity used to control pressure independent balancing and control valves DN10-32.
Control signal: BACnet MS/TP, Modbus RTU, 0-10V/2-10V, 0-20/4-20mA
Direct connection to 6-port ball valve actuator with position feedback signal 1)
Direct connection to 2x PT1000 surface/immersed sensors and emission power indication
Direct connection I/O: 2x resistance, AO and AI 3)
Actuator functionality is remotely accessible via the field bus:
- Design flow pre-setting
- Flushing the valve and terminal unit
- Error during closing intrinsic alarm reporting
- Alarm if CO6 6-port ball valve actuator is blocked, in manual override or disconnected 1)
- Supply and return temperature readings, emission power indication 2)
- Energy counter (kWh, MJ, kBTU) 2)
- Alarm high/low deltaT and temperature sensors disconnected 2)
- Alpha characteristics setting
- Speed selection 3/6/12/24 s/mm
- Opening/closing time selection from 18s to 700s
- Auto MAC addressing (BACnet only)
- Auto Baud rate detection
- Flow indication based on measured stroke in l/h
Eu.bac interchangeability approved in combination with PIBCV valve
Supply Voltage: 24V DC/AC 50/60Hz
Spindle position accuracy: ±0.05mm
Cables: Halogen free plug-in available in 1.5m, 5m and 10m length
Temperature sensors: plug-in 2x PT1000 surface or immersed 1.5m length
64 actuators can be connected to the same network
IP Class: 54
BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) listed BACnet MS/TP fieldbus device 4)
Manual override function
Commissioning tool available for addressing, parametrization and hydronic continuous commission
HVAC Flexibility and Energy monitoring in multi-tenant healthy & smart office
Application: Hydronic balancing and remote control of 4-pipe heating/cooling change-over system.
Challenge: Gaining BREEAM credits for energy monitoring and ensure fast, fail free installation.
Solution: Digital NovoCon S actuator combined with AB-QM 4.0 PICVs and ChangeOver6 Energy. The combination balances the system hydronically, allow remote access via a BMS and provides actual energy consumption data per climate panel during both heating and cooling operation.