The Belimo Energy Valve, which consists of a two-way characterised control valve, volumetric flow meter, temperature sensors and an actuator with integrated logic, combines many functions in a single installation-friendly unit, Belimo said. According to the company, the technology ensures quick and certain dimensioning as well as simple commissioning. It also makes possible energy-saving through automatic, permanent hydronic balancing and correct volume of water, despite differential-pressure changes and partial loads, Belimo said. With the integration of the Belimo Energy Valve into the Belimo Cloud, users can create their own account to have full transparency about the energy consumption in the cooling/heating application – anytime and from everywhere and whenever they want, Belimo added.
The new Belimo Energy Valve is an Internet of Things (IoT) device – a smart connected pressure-independent valve that measures and manages coil energy consumption by utilising an embedded flow meter, along with supply and return water temperature sensors, the company said. The valve also has power control and Delta-T manager logics built-in, which monitor coil performance and optimise the heat transfer of the coil by maintaining the Delta-T, the company said.
The valve combines several functions in one valve unit, such as the connection to BACnet, MP-Bus and Modbus with the same valve, Belimo said. Besides the multi-bus connection, the company added, it is possible to save and reload settings from one valve configuration and load them into another valve, allowing for fast and accurate setup. Another highlight, Belimo said, is the newly designed user interface with an intuitive installation setup to make the valve ready in only a few steps. The valve also allows for the monitoring of glycol. It utilises an embedded temperature sensor and advanced logic algorithms to monitor the percentage of glycol content in the HVAC system, the company said.
Belimo’s Cloud Support infrastructure helps to commission and produce the optimum setting for the valve in all operating phases, the company said. The Belimo Cloud provides straightforward access to all data over the entire life cycle of the valve, thus forming the basis for future operation optimisation, the company added. Belimo Cloud Reporting permits a complete overview of the current and previous performance data, such as flows, energy consumption, power requirements and Delta-T with the most important performance indicators shown in graphs, the company further added.