Constant use of hydronic heating system by commercial building occupants continuously causes flow and differential pressure changes.
Without proper measurements, such systems suffer from uneven heat distribution, poor energy efficiency and are very difficult to commission.
By adding an actuator, the valves function as flow-limited control valves, automatically balancing the system and providing the best possible indoor comfort and energy efficiency. The commissioning of the system is a lot easier, all valves only need to be set to the design flow before the actuators are mounted.
Danfoss offers a broad range of pressure-independent balancing and control valves and matching actuators.
Features and benefits
Stable room temperature
Eliminating the overflow situations at partial load conditions has a significant effect on the stability of the room temperature
Improved indoor comfort
With the stable room temperature, the indoor comfort increases. Required temperatures are precisely met, increasing commercial building productivity, such as employees i the office employees or benefiting the experience of hotel guests.
The perfectly balanced system, under all conditions, increases the energy efficiency and leads to savings on energy costs.
Reduced maintenance costs
As the pressure-independent valves ensure perfect working conditions, the actuators mounted on them require fewer movements to keep the temperature stable. This increases the lifetime value of the actuators and reduces the maintenance costs.
To take advantage of the combined balancing and control features of Danfoss AB-QM it has to be equipped with actuators controlled by room thermostats or a Building Management System. Danfoss offers a broad range of actuators varying from thermal on-off, to digital actuators with bus communication.
NovoCon® S Digital Actuator
With NovoCon® S Danfoss revolutionizes the way hydronic balancing and HVAC control work together. The first of its kind digital HVAC actuators are directly connected with a Building Management System (BMS). This enables System Integrators to design state-of-art, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.