Two-pipe heating and cooling systems are characterized by changing conditions due to valves opening and closing depending on the demand for heating or cooling. This continuously causes flow and differential pressure changes.

Without proper measurements, such systems suffer from uneven heat distribution, noise and energy inefficiency. Automatic balancing valves are the best option for these types of systems. Once installed, they optimize the system under all possible loads by controlling the differential pressure. In combination with pre-setting valves ensuring the correct flow through each radiator, and floor heating loop or cooling Terminal Unit, the system is optimized for the best possible temperature control, energy savings and noise reduction.

Danfoss offers a broad range of automatic balancing valves, partner valves and related accessories.

  • Return pipe mounted differential pressure controllers type ASV-P and ASV-PV 
  • Flow pipe mounted partner valves for ASV, type ASV-BD, ASV-M and ASV-I
  • Flow pipe mounted combined automatic balancing, flow limiter and zone control valves type AB-PM

 

Features and benefits

Less complaints

The right balance will be there under all loads, resulting in less to no complaints regarding uneven heat distribution or system noise.

Better temperature control

With the automatic balancing you will achieve better temperature control in the rooms.

Energy savings

No overflows will occur in the system anymore, resulting in no waste of energy.

Save on commissioning

There will be no measuring needed for adjustments, which will mean significant savings on commissioning costs.

Effective project planning

Projects can be handled and handed over in stages, making project planning and execution easier.

Automatic balancing valves video

This animation shows how automatic balancing valves can be a great solution to improve the performance of a heating system and reduce costs at the same time.

Product range

  • ASV Automatic balancing valves- Danfoss
    ASV Automatic balancing valves
  • AB-PM Automatic balancing valves- Danfoss
    AB-PM Automatic balancing valves

    AB-PM is a combined balancing valve providing both differential pressure control and flow limitation. The valves eliminate pressure fluctuations at full load and partial load conditions and can be equipped with an actuator to allow zone control.

  • GreenCon on/off room thermostats

    GreenCon on/off room thermostats are used for room temperature control in fan coil units cooling and heating systems. By controlling room temperature in accordance with the temperature desired by user, GreenCon provides high energy efficiency while upholding and ensure optimal thermal comfort in the room.

  • AB-PM connection sets
  • Thermal actuators TWA-Z and ABN A5

Documents

Type Name Language Updated Download File type
Brochure - AD Energy saving solutions for renovation of heating and cooling systems Hungarian 23 Oct, 2018 6.3 MB .pdf
Brochure - AD Energy saving solutions for renovation of heating and cooling systems English 23 Oct, 2018 5.8 MB .pdf
Brochure - AD Energy saving solutions for renovation of heating and cooling systems Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan 10 Nov, 2018 6.3 MB .pdf
Brochure - AD Grow your business and discover the value of working with one partner (International version) English 10 Nov, 2018 5.6 MB .pdf
Application guide - AB HVAC Application guide Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan 23 Oct, 2018 7.2 MB .pdf
Application guide - AB HVAC Application guide Hungarian 23 Oct, 2018 7.7 MB .pdf
Application guide - AB HVAC Application guide English 23 Oct, 2018 7.5 MB .pdf
Application guide - AB HVAC Application guide Czech 23 Oct, 2018 7.2 MB .pdf
Brochure - AD Hydronic Balancing & Control product overview German 23 Oct, 2018 1.1 MB .pdf
Brochure - AD Hydronic Balancing & Control product overview Czech 31 Oct, 2018 1.0 MB .pdf
Brochure - AD Hydronic Balancing & Control product overview English 31 Oct, 2018 7.1 MB .pdf
Brochure - AD Hydronic Balancing & Control product overview English 31 Oct, 2018 1.1 MB .pdf

Tender texts

ASV-PV (4th gen.) – Differential pressure controller/Automatic balancing valve DN 15-50

Branch should be balanced with a differential pressure controller for dynamic hydronic balance, with following characteristics:

  • Valve should keep stable differential pressure across the branch by membrane driven controller
  • Valve should have variable Differential pressure setting.
  • Minimum needed differential pressure over the valve should not be higher than 10 kPa, independently from Dp setting
  • Valve should have metal to metal (valve cone and seat) sealing to ensure optimal performance of differential pressure control at low flows
  • Differential pressure setting should be linear via visual scale and without tool, locking function should be integrated to prevent unauthorized change of setting
  • The setting range should be adaptable via spring replacement. Spring should be exchangeable under pressure
  • Valve should provide differential pressure setting range fit to application to ensure optimal system performance (such as 5-25 kPa setting range for radiator based systems)
  • Valve capacity per valve size should cover flow range according to VDI 2073 Standards (with water velocity of up 0.8 m/s)
  • Valve should have shut-off function separated from the setting mechanism. Shut-off service function should be possible to do by hand / without tool
  • Drain function should be integrated in valve
  • Valves should have integrated flushing service function. Flushing can be done with flushing accessory
  • Valve should be delivered with impulse tube. Inner diameter of impulse tube should not be bigger than 1.2 mm to ensure optimal performance within the system
  • Valve should be delivered with thermal insulation caps, up to 120°C
  • Valve should be delivered in reliable packaging for safe transport and handling

Product characteristics:

  • Pressure class: PN 16
  • Temperature range: 0 … +120 °C
  • Connection size: DN 15-50
  • Connection type: Internal thread ISO 7/1 (DN 15-50), External thread ISO 228/1 (DN 15-50)
  • Δp setting range: 5-25 kPa, 20-60 kPa 
  • Max differential pressure across valve:1.5 bar
  • Installation: differential pressure controller should be mounted on return pipe with connection via impulse tube to supply pipe.
ASV-PV (3rd gen.) – Differential pressure controller/Automatic balancing valve

Branch should be balanced with a differential pressure controller for dynamic hydronic balance, with following characteristics:

  • Valve should keep stable differential pressure across the branch by membrane driven controller
  • Valve should have variable Dp setting. Setting should be hidden or lockable to prevent unauthorized changes
  • Setting accuracy should be within ±10% of set differential pressure, proven by independent accredited third party
  • Minimum needed differential pressure over the valve should not be higher than 10 kPa, independently from Dp setting
  • Valve should have metal to metal (valve cone and seat) sealing to ensure optimal performance of differential pressure control at low flows
  • Differential pressure setting should be linear throughout the setting range (1 turn 1 kPa or 1 turn 2 kPa depending on dimension)
  • The setting range should be adaptable via spring replacement in dimensions DN 15-40. Spring should be exchangeable under pressure
  • Valve should provide Dp setting range fit to application to ensure optimal system performance (such as 5-25 kPa setting range for radiator based systems)
  • Valve capacity per valve size should cover flow range according to VDI 2073 Standards (with water velocity of up 0.8 m/s)
  • Valve should have shut-off function separated from the setting mechanism. Shut-off service function should be possible to do by hand / without tool
  • Drain function should be integrated in valve in dimension range of DN 15-50
  • Valve should be delivered with impulse tube. Inner diameter of impulse tube should not be bigger than 1.2 mm to ensure optimal performance within the system
  • Valve in DN 15-40 range should be delivered with thermal insulation caps, min. 80°C
  • Valve should be delivered in reliable packaging for safe transport and handling

Product characteristics:

  • Pressure class: PN 16 
  • Temperature range: -10 … +120°C 
  • Valve size: DN 15-100 
  • Installation: on return pipe with connection via impulse tube to supply pipe 

DN 15-25:

  • Connection type: Internal thread ISO 7/1 and External thread ISO 228/1 
  • Dp setting range: 5-25 kPa, 20-60 kPa 
  • Max Dp: 1.5 bar 

DN 32-40:

  • Connection type: Internal thread ISO 7/1 and External thread ISO 228/1 
  • Dp setting range: 5-25 kPa, 20-60 kPa, 35-75 kPa 
  • Max Dp: 1.5 bar 

DN 50:

  • Connection type: External thread ISO 228/1 
  • Dp setting range: 5-25 kPa, 20-40 kPa, 35-75 kPa, 60-100 kPa 
  • Max Dp: 2.5 bar 

DN 65-100:

  • Connection type: Flange EN 1092-2 
  • Dp setting range: 20-40 kPa, 35-75 kPa, 60-100 kPa 
  • Max Dp: 2.5 bar 
ASV-I

Automatic balancing partner valve with shut-off and flowlimiation to be mounted in the supply line and connected to automatic balancing valve with impulse tube.

  • Valve should be delivered with threaded impulse tube connection.
  • Valve should have integrated shut-off function
  • Valve should incorporate flow limitation to set required maximum flow in the riser
  • Valve should be delivered with test plugs for flow verification
ASV-M

Automatic balancing partner valve with shut-off to be mounted in the supply line and connected to automatic balancing valve with impulse tube.Valve should be delivered with threaded impulse tube connection.

  • Valve should be delivered with threaded impulse tube connection.
  • Valve should have integrated shut-off function
  • Option to install test plugs for flow verification
ASV-BD

Automatic balancing partner valve with presetting, flowverification and shut-off to be mounted in the supply line and connected to automatic balancing valve with impulse tube.

  • Valve should be delivered with threaded impulse tube connection.
  • Shut-off function with position indicator separate from setting function
  • Visible presetting from all sides
  • Valve should have tamper proof locking of the handle
  • 360 °rotating measuring station (drain tap and test plugs)
  • Possibility of draining and filling the system on both sides of the valve
  • Bi-directional flow possible
  • Self sealing, parallel test plugs for flow verification
  • Valve can be installed inside or outside the control loop.
  • Flow limitation functionality on valve can be disabled without draining the system

Drawings

Software

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Learning

Videos

Case studies

  • New heating system with ASV automatic balancing valves in apartment building, Tallinn, Estonia

    Too warm, too cold, and no chance to regulate the heating inside the individual apartment – those were the issues facing the residents in a 9-storey apartment building in Tallinn, Estonia. By upgrading the existing one-pipe system into a two-pipe system with automatic hydronic balancing, the residents now enjoy improved comfort and 25 percent savings on the energy bill.

  • Hydronic balancing with ASV in residential building, Milan, Italy

    Some years ago, the radiators in five 9-storey apartment buildings in Milan, Italy were equipped with thermostatic radiator valves. Not until the system was fitted with automatic balancing valves, however, did the benefits of the new TRVs materialize in terms of 14 percent energy savings, less noise from the heating system and improved indoor comfort for the residents.

  • Hydronic balancing for a housing association, Mjolby, Sweden

    Energy efficiency and indoor comfort are top of mind among building owners today. Also in Sweden, where the housing association “Bostadsbolaget AB” in Mjölby took action when they were confronted with a rising energy bill due to insufficient heat distribution in a 10-storey residential building.

  • ASV automatic balancing valves in buildings in 4 streets, Jonkoping, Sweden

    During the past few years a huge demand for sustainable living has emerged. The pressure on creating environmental friendly or green buildings is higher than ever. Also for existing buildings the need for not leaving a big blueprint on the globe is becoming increasingly important. In Jönköping, Sweden, the community living in the Västerkåkar neighborhood is going forward. In 2013 substantial changes to the communal heating system in the buildings in four streets showed that a green example can be set, in just a couple of steps.

  • Balancing valves in Sky Tower, Wroclaw, Poland

    The tallest building of the EU now resides in Wroclaw in Poland. As a beautiful landmark to modern architecture, high user comfort and sustainable practice, the 212 meter high Sky Tower forms the pleasant setting for thousands of people living and working in the building.

  • Renovation of one-pipe system in 6 building system, Poland

    A building co-operative in Szczecin, Poland, has reduced the energy consumption in their one-pipe heating system by 18 percent with a solution five times cheaper than a conversion to a two-pipe system.