Automated Logic Corporation has made enhancements to its flagship product, the WebCTRL® building automation system. The web-based building automation platform now features optimized trend reporting, new visualization tools, mobile support capability, and Open Automated Demand Response (ADR) to further help manage building energy conservation measures, identify key operational problems, and analyze the end results.
The new Valbia® VB008 Mini quarter-turn direct-mount electric actuator measures 4.75-in long by 2.75-in wide. Used with .25- to 1.25-in full-port direct mount ball valves, the company says it provides the compact and reliable automatic flow control for a wide range of HVAC, light industrial, and OEM applications.
Armstrong Fluid Technology has introduced a new chiller plant automation system targeted at optimizing the performance of air-cooled chiller plants. The company says the IPC 9511 streamlines plant operations and can lower operating costs. Facility managers and engineers can benefit from this fully field-configurable solution with automation features for constant speed and variable speed configurations.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.