WaterFurnace International updated to its Envision2 NXW Reversible Chiller, including HydroLink Aurora controls and a 10-in color touchscreen display.
The new communicating controls combine Aurora compressor management with a HydroLink NiagaraAX-based system-level controller to manage setpoint, control, staging, and the new touchscreen display. The controls also communicate more than 200 points to the BAS network via BACnet, LonWorks or through the NiagaraAX bus.
Custom-built HydroLink Supervisory controls are also available, with the ability to consolidate all mechanical room chillers and hydronic components under one controller. This turnkey solution provides complete plant room management that aims to ensure proper operation with easier servicing.
The chiller’s new 10-in color touchscreen HMI tablet display is factory-installed on the cabinet exterior and provides graphics on system performance and control. Each chiller is equipped with a small Wi-Fi router or hardwire-Ethernet connection that offers additional connectivity options to display chiller information without tapping into the BAS network.
Available in 10- to 50-ton capacities, the Envision2 NXW chiller provides water heating and cooling for a wide range of applications, including pools, commercial aquariums, radiant floor heating, ice melt, chilled water application, and industrial process water. The company says the unit also provides precisely heated or cooled water for fan coils or other applications. Its compact design fits through most doors and features external fork truck lifting points for installation.