Danfoss AB-QM was the first of its kind control valve for HVAC heating and cooling applications. It is a control valve with automatic flow limitation and built-in differential pressure control functioning over the control valve. The result of this concept is a high performing control valve with a – still - unique valve authority of 100%. The design flow can easily be set to the needed amount by using a 20-100% scale. Simply setting the design flow replaces traditional commissioning processes, gives a much more accurate control and avoids Kv calculations for system designers.

When equipped with a Danfoss actuator, PICVs increase the energy efficiency and improve the indoor climate. The AB-QM is mainly used for air handling units, climate ceilings, fan-coil units and other terminal units in HVAC heating and cooling systems.

Features and benefits

Easy setting and sizing

Selecting the right AB-QM is much less complicated than sizing and selecting conventional control valves. Once the design flow is determined the matching AB-QM can be selected, no additional Kv and authority calculations are required.

100% authority

Having a 100% valve authority increases the control quality and precision, also at low flow requirements. This creates a better comfort in the building, as well as increasing the energy savings.

Perfect control

By providing the right flow at the right time, the AB-QM optimizes chiller and boiler efficiency and reduces pumping costs. In addition, the actuators need to make much less movements, increasing the lifetime value and lowering the Total Cost of Ownership.

AB-QM 4.0: We created PICVs - now we redefine the value

Coming soon: AB-QM 4.0

Get ready for the next level value of your PICV designs.

Documents

Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Data sheet AB-QM Ukrainian Ukraine 02 May, 2019 4.5 MB .pdf
Brochure AB-QM - 1 million reasons to choose the best Swedish Sweden 02 May, 2019 3.6 MB .pdf
Brochure AB-QM - Millions of reasons to choose the best French Switzerland 02 May, 2019 2.2 MB .pdf
Brochure AB-QM - Millions of reasons to choose the best German Switzerland 02 May, 2019 963.4 KB .pdf
Brochure AB-QM - Millions of reasons to choose the best English Multiple 02 May, 2019 5.0 MB .pdf
Brochure AB-QM - Millions of reasons to choose the best Ukrainian Ukraine 02 May, 2019 1.1 MB .pdf
Brochure AB-QM - Millions of reasons to choose the best German Multiple 02 May, 2019 987.5 KB .pdf
Brochure AB-QM - Millions of reasons to choose the best Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan Romania 02 May, 2019 1.3 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM 3TP, Flow Checker (DN 40-250) English Multiple 02 May, 2019 402.1 KB .pdf
Brochure AB-QM 4.0 Introduction leaflet German Multiple 22 Jun, 2019 883.5 KB .pdf
Brochure AB-QM 4.0 Product leaflet English Multiple 12 Jul, 2019 475.9 KB .pdf
Engineering sheet AB-QM calculation Finnish Multiple 02 May, 2019 511.3 KB .pdf
Engineering sheet AB-QM calculation Danish Multiple 02 May, 2019 451.7 KB .pdf
Engineering sheet AB-QM calculation English Multiple 02 May, 2019 485.3 KB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 English Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 Lithuanian Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 Polish Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.8 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 French Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 Swedish Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 Latvian Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 Estonian Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 Turkish Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 Bulgarian Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.6 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 Danish Multiple 05 May, 2019 3.8 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 Slovenian Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 Czech Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 German Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 Finnish Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250 Serbian (RS) Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250, 3TP Spanish, Castilian Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.6 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250, 3TP Dutch, Flemish Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250, 3TP Hungarian Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.6 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250, 3TP Italian Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250, 3TP Croatian Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AB-QM, DN 10-250, 3TP Slovak Multiple 02 May, 2019 3.1 MB .pdf
Brochure Application of AB-QM in cruise ships: Significant energy savings and optimal passenger comfort English Multiple 02 May, 2019 1.8 MB .pdf
Brochure Application of AB-QM in cruise ships: Significant energy savings and optimal passenger comfort Italian Italy 02 May, 2019 1.4 MB .pdf
Brochure Energy saving solutions for renovation of heating and cooling systems Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan Romania 14 Jul, 2019 6.3 MB .pdf
Brochure Energy saving solutions for renovation of heating and cooling systems Hungarian Hungary 02 May, 2019 6.3 MB .pdf
Brochure Energy saving solutions for renovation of heating and cooling systems English Multiple 02 May, 2019 5.8 MB .pdf
Brochure Energy saving solutions for renovation of heating and cooling systems Polish Multiple 02 May, 2019 5.8 MB .pdf
Brochure Hotel application brochure Spanish, Castilian Spain 02 May, 2019 10.7 MB .pdf
Brochure Hotel application brochure English Multiple 02 May, 2019 642.5 KB .pdf
Application guide HVAC Application guide Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan Romania 02 May, 2019 7.2 MB .pdf
Application guide HVAC Application guide Hungarian Hungary 02 May, 2019 7.7 MB .pdf
Application guide HVAC Application guide English Multiple 02 May, 2019 7.5 MB .pdf
Application guide HVAC Application guide Czech Czech Republic 02 May, 2019 7.2 MB .pdf
Application guide HVAC Application guide Polish Multiple 20 May, 2019 9.8 MB .pdf
Brochure Hydronic Balancing & Control product overview English United Kingdom 02 May, 2019 7.1 MB .pdf
Brochure Hydronic Balancing & Control product overview Czech Czech Republic 02 May, 2019 1.0 MB .pdf
Brochure Hydronic Balancing & Control product overview German Multiple 02 May, 2019 1.1 MB .pdf
Brochure Hydronic Balancing & Control product overview English Multiple 02 May, 2019 1.1 MB .pdf

Software

Danfoss C.H. software

Danfoss C.H. software

Our advanced Danfoss C.H. software will help you to design and calculate the perfect heating or cooling installation with Danfoss products.

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    Thermal actuators TWA-Z and ABN A5

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    Gear actuator AME435 QM

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Case studies

  • Danfoss contributes to smart HVAC control solution for I-tower at WTC Amsterdam
    Smart HVAC control solution for the I-tower at WTC Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Building: Office
    Application: Climate panels with a four-pipe change-over system for Heating and Cooling
    Challenge: Establish a modern, innovative HVAC control system optimized for flexibility in (changing) usage of office space
    Solution: Integration of Danfoss field devices with the Building Management System via BACnet bus-communication

  • High-end climate solutions in Waldorf Astoria by Hilton, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Building: Hotel
    Application: Hydronic balancing and control for radiator heating and fan coil cooling
    Challenge: Establish top level comfort and minimum energy consumption for heating and cooling
    Solution: Fan-coil units for cooling; 8 heating risers and radiators equipped with Danfoss products.

  • HVAC control at Katowice business centre, Poland

    Katowice Business Centre is a modern office building where Danfoss hydronic balancing solutions are used; AB-QM balancing and control valves in combination with revolutionary NovoCon® actuators.

  • Energy comfort in Prime Tower, Zurich, Switzerland

    The Prime Tower in Zurich is a building of many records. With its 126 meters it is the tallest building in Switzerland with 36 floors and 40,000 square meters accommodating mostly offices. And with its more than 6,000 AB-QM valves it is also one of the biggest heating and cooling installations ever designed and installed by Danfoss.

  • Hydronic balancing in SAMBA bank head office, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    At the heart of the new King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, stands the impressive SAMBA head office. The 40-storey building represents a landmark in sustainable architecture and engineering and forms an attractive work space for the 800 people working in the SAMBA Financial Group head office.

  • Floreasca Park: Danfoss PIBCV solution offers the perfect balance in the greenest office building in Bucharest, Romania

    The award-winning office complex Floreasca Park raises the bar for green office buildings. With 40% savings on the energy bill, Floreasca Park brings substantial savings to the tenants and a green footprint to the building. The new office complex, Floreasca Park in Romania, serves as an excellent example of a sustainable office building according to the international BREEAM rating.

Videos

Tender texts

AB-QM – Pressure Independent balancing and Control Valve (PICV)

The pressure independent balancing and control valve which means that the control characteristic is independent from the available pressure. The precise flow control performance of the AB-QM with a Danfoss actuator provides increased comfort and superior Total Cost of Ownership. The AB-QM ensures and control the required flow on every terminal unit and maintains Hydronic balance in the system.

AB-QM has following features:

  • Flow limitation function
  • Modulating below 1% of set flow, regardless of the setting
  • Authority of 1 at all settings
  • Able to close against 16 bar of differential pressure
  • Linear control characteristic
  • Scale in percentage of flow
  • Control ratio 1:1000
  • Test plugs for pump optimization and flow verification for DN 10-250

Available in the range from DN 10 – 250 from one supplier.

  • Characteristic changed from linear to equal percentage characteristic at all sizes by adjusting actuator settings
  • Lockable setting
  • Starting pressure of 16 kPa for DN 10 – DN 20
  • Starting pressure of 20 kPa for DN 25 – DN 32
  • Starting pressure of 30 kPa for DN 40 – DN 250
  • Leakage rate of no visible leakage for DN 10 - DN 20 in combination with recommended actuator
  • Leakage of 0.05 % of the Qnom for DN 25 - DN 100 in combination with recommended actuator
  • Leakage of 0.01 % of the Qnom for DN 125 - DN 250 in combination with recommended actuator