The Importance of Accurate CO2 Measurement in Grow Farms Ultizing Belimo’s Sensors
Belimo’s Dual-Channel CO2 sensors can help Grow Farms increase plant growth and optimize profitability for the end user. We will take a deeper look into applications for Belimo sensors in Grow Farms and how our range raises the bar when it comes to HVAC sensor technology, installation, and design. Register now to learn more about Belimo sensors!
Let’s get old school today. Believe it or not there are a lot of pneumatic controls still in the field. How do I know this? Because at Stromquist & Company we still stock and sell a ton of them every year.
In this HVAC Controls Training Video, HVAC Control Pro Tim Chanblee shows you how to control a VAV box with a Pneumatic Controller…..
‘Fit and forget’ sensors to compensate variable and changing viscosities. The sensors have a rugged design with no moving parts, require no calibration, and provide accurate, repeatable measurements improving the control and efficiency of HVAC systems
Belimo releases new inline flow sensors sizes 2½ to 6” that offer automatic glycol measurement and compensation for optimal system performance. Trusted flow measurement is essential in maximizing HVAC system efficiency and ensuring occupant comfort. Belimo flow sensors utilize ultrasonic technology with glycol compensation to provide accurate and repeatable flow measurements of water and water/glycol mixtures without drift in any HVAC application.
The Belimo flow sensors use two offset transducers (refer to Figure 1) to determine the flow velocity by measuring the speed of sound in the heat transfer fluid. The downstream transit time is measured by passing an ultrasonic pulse from the lower transducer to the upper transducer; the process is then reversed to obtain the upstream time. Transit times differ based on the flow through the sensor tube; the downstream pulse is accelerated, the upstream pulse is impeded and slowed. The ultrasound pulses with the fluid temperature can be used to calculate the kinematic velocity (𝑣𝑚𝑒𝑎𝑠) and determine the measured volumetric flow.
The flow sensors have a patented automatic glycol compensation algorithm that selects the correct fluid properties for the flow and energy calculation eliminating manual input of glycol percentage for sensor setup. The algorithm can be applied to a range of heat transfer fluids, ensuring accurate and repeatable measurements. The automatic glycol concentration minimizes drift and provides trusted flow measurement by continuously compensating glycol concentration in a hydronic system.
The Belimo inline flow sensors are an advancement in thermal energy with ultrasonic transit-time technology that automatically measures and compensates glycol concentration. ‘Fit and forget’ sensors to compensate variable and changing viscosities. The sensors have a rugged design with no moving parts, require no calibration, and provide accurate, repeatable measurements improving the control and efficiency of HVAC systems. All flow sensors are wet calibrated to simulate field operation and available with NIST traceable calibration certification. The 2½” to 6” flow sensors now complete the FM series flow sensor offering.
SelectPro – Sizing and Selection Made Simple
SelectPro is software tool that allows you to quickly and accurately size and select valves, actuators, sensors, and replacement solutions. SelectPro has many features:
Have some additional features you would like to see added? Email us. SelectPro is available online and for download. Try it out today.
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Since 1978, Connect-Air, now part of the Genuine Cable Group, has been a leader in supplying electronic cable and cable assemblies. In 2015 Connect-Air was acquired by EIS, Inc., a North American Distribution Leader in the electrical industry, and part of GPC, a Fortune 200 Company. Connect-Air is now part of EIS’s Genuine Cable Group, which includes Seacoast Electric, Cobra Wire & Cable, and Electro Wire.
Our combined companies bring strength and position to the Wire & Cable marketplace. With an experienced staff and vast resources, Connect-Air can meet even your most difficult interconnection needs. With fourteen strategically-located warehouses, delivery and inventory is rarely a problem. Connect-Air is your wire source for material and service solutions.
Wire and Cable Division: Although Connect-Air has the ability to deliver all types of electrical and electronic cables, our main focus has always been HVAC Control, Fire and Life Safety and the Security industries. Many times the manufacturers of these products require cables that are application-specific to their communication needs. We not only stock these specific cables, but were instrumental in their original design. This is why OEM’s, Integrators and Contractors have all chosen to rely on us as their wire and cable source.
Cable Assembly Division: Connect-Air is a recognized leader in the manufacturing of custom cable assemblies and adapters. OEM customers include manufacturers of hardware for Data, Telecommunication, Medical Electronics, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, and Test/Instrumentation applications. Design, prototyping and full turnkey production capabilities are available.
Equipment: Choose from an extensive list of low voltage hardware including CooperWheelock, Firelite, System Sensor and Aiphone. Need a camera or video recording device? We can provide a variety of options. We stock a wide range of inventory at 8 locations across the country. We partner with premier manufacturers of quality security and fire alarm solutions. Our product lines are carefully selected to support our low voltage customers with both standard cost-effective solutions as well as high end alternatives. Don’t see what you need? Would you like a low voltage product stocked in your area? Ask your local Connect-Air office for assistance. Our goal is to provide you a single source for the products you and your customers demand.
Facilities: From our headquarters located near Seattle, Washington, Connect-Air coordinates the manufacturing and distribution of products from its warehouses, satellite branches and offshore manufacturing plants. Sales, administration and warehouse operations are housed in our facilities in Washington State.
We have a network of sales and warehouse facilities located in; Anaheim, Tracy, Fremont and San Diego, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Chesapeake, Virginia; Seattle, Washington; Houston and Dallas, Texas and Vancouver, BC Canada.
To contact us for more information please call 1-800-247-1978.
So many systems, so many cables, so many wires, it get’s so complicated so fast. Fear not, we had a chance to catch up with Bob Allen from Siemon the company that among other things has a Smart Building Cabling Solution. In this video Bob explains Siemon’s revolutionary approach to making cabling easier, faster, and more efficient.
Do you want to reduce capital expense, increase operational savings, and improve the tenant experience?
Siemon ConvergeIT is a unified intelligent building (IB) cabling solution that combines Siemon’s proven quality with advanced copper and fiber cabling technology to create a structured cabling system that converges critical data, voice, video and low-voltage building systems onto a single unified physical infrastructure, providing significant cost savings and sustainability over the life of the facility.
Siemens’ OpenAir speaks your language: Long-life, sturdy damper actuators for HVAC applications, air volume control as well as fire and smoke protection dampers. OpenAir™ is a comprehensive portfolio of damper actuators tailored to suit your requirements. You’ll benefit from a wide selection of positioning forces, control signals, communications standards and add-on options. And more advantages: the proven damper actuators are easy to install and extremely durable in operation, during transportation and on the construction site. Low-consumption motors, fast and precise control and long life cycles ensure noticeable cost and energy efficiency.
Highlights at a glance:
* Low overall costs thanks to fast and simple installation and commissioning
* High level of investment protection through long service life and maximum reliability
* Low-noise motors for optimum comfort at home or at work
* Energy and cost savings thanks to low-consumption motors and high accuracy
* Networked VAV controller with all common communication standards
* Professional support and practice-oriented tools
Thanks to our friend Ted Houck, from Hepta Systems, for this video. As we look for ways to make buildings smarter and installations more affordable, Siemon provides a powerful new way to look at how we connect the devices in our Smart Buildings. Siemon ConvergeIT is a unified intelligent building (IB) cabling solution that combines Siemon’s proven quality with advanced copper and fiber cabling technology to create a structured cabling system that converges critical data, voice, video and low-voltage building systems onto a single unified physical infrastructure, providing significant cost savings and sustainability over the life of the facility.
As new technologies, like the Cisco Digital Ceiling, become available to make our buildings smarter and more intelligent, we need to be more aware of not just what we connect in our smart buildings but how we connect them, and Siemon makes a very nice connection.
One of the great things about going to smart building conferences like the 2016 Niagara Summit is discovering new products from around the globe and then getting to introduce them to the ControlTrends Community. Michael Kirkland introduced us to their EnergyVision Package. This software tool automatically collects and analyzes all forms of energy consumption. Visually appealing graphics and charts guarantee a well-ordered and easily-understood presentation of the information you need. Energyvision helps you to collect, archive, evaluate and visualize your energy consumption and enables you to realize substantial reductions in energy costs.
Forest Rock develop software & hardware products, and design graphical user interfaces to operate buildings more intelligently, bringing together data from diverse systems such as Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Lighting; Energy Monitoring; CCTV; Fire and Life Safety Systems; Access Control. Our solutions help to create sustainable buildings that are more efficient to run, with a lower carbon footprint, and enhanced security and comfort.
Forest Rock are the UKs foremost developers of middleware and web-based UI applications for operating buildings. We provide a range of services to Integrator companies across the US, Europe, Middle East and Africa. They are certified Tridium Niagara developers, and distributors.Their product ranges include EnergyVision Energy Management software, SkySpark analytics, and the Krypton range of building automation products built on the power of the Niagara Framework.
Well done Michael.
As IoT continues to intersect with the Smart Buildings Controls Industry, more and more new players are showing up in our space with proven solutions that will work well in our applications. Ken and I had the chance to connect with just such a company, Optigo Networks. We had the privilege of speaking with their CEO Pook-Ping Yao. We were very impressed with Ping and his product solutions. Check out the video below to see the elegance and efficiency of the of the Optigo Connect network solution.
Another product that made an impression on us, was their Visual BACnet product. We see that this will become a stable in the BAS controls engineers troubleshooting tools kit.
The following is from Daniel Ronald, VP Product Management, Optigo Networks
You already know the power of smart buildings. You’re well versed in BACnet protocols and networking solutions. But what happens when something goes wrong? [Read more…]
Will Viconics continue to dominate the ControlTrends Thermostat of the Year Award? Although the three time winner faces some very stiff competition this year from the likes of Honeywell, Siemens, KMC, and Entouch, they have not been sitting on their hands. To find out what is new and improved with the Viconics thermostats our Ken Smyers tracked down Tim Doulgeropoulos at the 2015 Haystack Exchange.