How do I Size a Damper Actuator? The “10 questions” method for sizing and selection found in the attachment is recommended. It takes into consideration the total damper area, blade and seal construction, and air velocity as well as various actuator requirements such as supply voltage and control signal. For a more in-depth explanation of damper actuator sizing and performance you can download our Damper Application Guide.
Belimo’s SelectPro software can be used for damper actuator sizing and selection.
Belimo University also has a 30 minute webinar on damper sizing and selection.
This just in from the team at Belimo:
Fire & Smoke, Codes and Standards
This webinar will cover the codes and standards governing maintenance and replacement of actuators on Fire & Smoke Dampers. Review of the NFPA 80 & NFPA 105 requirements on how to properly repair dampers and replace non-operable actuators in order to ensure the safety of the building and its occupants. Discussion to include International Fire Code testing requirements and UL 555 (Fire) and UL 555s (Smoke) regulations on new construction. Learn potential ways to uncover defects in your Life & Safety systems while verifying your practices are up to code.
Click here to register for the webinar on Wednesday, July 26 at 1:00 PM EDT
The Belimo Energy valve was awarded the 2016 Energy Savings Solution of the Year the 2016 ControlTtends Awards. This is not the Belimo Energy valve’s first win in this category, having won in 2014 and 2015. This unique control valve combines the Belimo pressure independent flow strategy with a supply and return temperature sensor which allows the valve to control off of Delta T. Not only do you have BTU data but you can gain an additional 20-30% energy savings. Well done Belimo.
Valves, Valves everywhere. If you work with Building Automation or Smart Building Controls or do HVAC maintenance in buildings you cannot escape control valves.
Join Stromquist & Company‘s master trainer Tim Chamblee as he trains control pros on everything they need to know about control valves. If you are interested in attending one of Tim’s classes call Nancy at 800.241.9471 and ask for a schedule.
Awesome video and cool new actuator series from Schneider Electric. The SmartX MG 350 is the first NEW SmartX Actuator released globally. It is designed to control two and three-way globe valves in a wide range of applications. The MG350 SmartX Actuator is the platform for the future, acting as the foundation of both a SmartStruxure™ solution and SmartStruxure Lite solution. The critical information delivered by the actuator helps the BMS operate at optimal efficiency.
Our Favorite things about the MG350:
Alarms–the MG350 will give you visual indication of valve motion and alarms if the valve is blocked, if your linage is loose, or if you loose your control signal
Multi colored LED that indicates the valve mode and valve position
Easy Dip Switch setup for input signal and action
It is a global platform: 4 models will handle the majority of your applications
Reach out to your local CGNA Elite Controls distributor to find to more
Steam Valve Sizing & Selection
Join Belimo for this 30 minute webinar and learn about steam applications including coil/heat exchangers and the proper technique on how to size a steam valve. In addition, we will demonstrate how easy it is to ensure the correct steam control valve is selected by using the Belimo SelectPro tool.
Join Us on Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 EDT. Click here to register.
Our friends at Belimo are in the hunt for five Awards at the 2015 ControlTrends Awards.The Belimo Energy Valve has been nominated in two categories: The Innovative Product of the Year and The Energy Savings Solution of the Year. Belimo, as a company, is a finalist for the 2015 ControlTrends Vendor of the Year and Best Technical Support Large manufacturer. Last, but not least, Lars van der Haegen has been selected, by the global ControlTrends community, as a potential winner of the 2015 ControlTrends Executive of the Year Large Manufacturer.
I had a chance to catch up with Lars at the 2015 Belimo Platinum Distributor meeting this fall. I believe that Belimo is helping create the future of controls and is one of the enlightened companies at the center of the “Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance.”
The ever accomadating Lars, endures wind noise (my fault, not his) to share his thoughts on the Energy Valve and his philosophy on what makes a great company with outstanding customer support. Belimo customers will attest to how well Lars and team Belimo deliver on their promise of innovative, quality products and world class support.
When you have been around the HVAC and Building Automation Controls business as long as I have, you see a lot of companies, and meet a lot of great people.
I had the chance to catch up with one of my favorite people, Kevin Parsley and companies ACR Supply. Kevin gives us some insight into what makes ACR Supply such a great place to work and how they create value in the HVAC controls marketplace.
ACR Supply was founded by Troy Meachum’s dad, L.C. Meachum in 1977 in Durham, NC. Troy and Kevin uphold the values that have earned ACR Supply Company the trust and loyalty of HVACR parts and supplies users throughout central North Carolina.
Be sure to click here and check out the ACR Cares.
ACR Supply is a great source for parts and support for our ControlTrends Community members in North Carolina.