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Belimo highlights

Influence of indoor air quality on our health

People spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, and breathe 12,000 litres of air per day. It is therefore important to understand the powerful influence that indoor air quality has on our wellbeing. Belimo shares its deep insights into the effects of indoor humidity, VOC and central air treatment systems and presents valuable suggestions for your health.

Good Air Quality for Greater Performance

The most important component of air, i.e. oxygen, is needed to burn nutrients. The brain is particularly sensitive to a lack of oxygen. In rooms without ventilation, the concentration of CO2increases, performance drops rapidly, we are unable to concentrate, feel tired, suffer from headaches and much more. But it's not just oxygen as well as the CO2 content of the air which indicates a good room climate. The air humidity (ideally 40-60%), air temperature, differential temperature, air ions, air quality and air velocity are also important for a healthy room climate.

Massive energy savings at the Citizen Plaza Nashville due to energy valves

The Belimo Energy Valve™ is an electronic pressure independent control valve with software-based services and cloud connectivity, measuring flow and temperature to monitor coil performance and energy consumption while maintaining the optimal delta T. Automatic reports show actual and historical performance data, recommending the further potential for energy savings, predictive maintenance and troubleshooting. It supplies a BMS system with the information it needs to control central plants in the most energy-efficient manner possible.

Belimo celebrates the production of the 100 millionth actuator

At the beginning of 2020, Belimo produced its 100 millionth actuator and in doing so reached another milestone in the company's history. Today, hundreds of thousands of buildings around the world incorporate Belimo actuators into their HVAC systems.

The Swiss-based world market leader for field devices for controlling and regulating heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems continues its growth course by reaching this milestone as well as the demand for innovative products that sustainably increase comfort, energy efficiency and safety in buildings.

Ultrasonic flow sensor with glycol measurement

Trusted flow measurement is essential in maximising HVAC system efficiency and ensuring occupant comfort. Belimo’s new flow sensor utilises ultrasonic transit-time technology to provide accurate and repeatable flow measurements of water and water/glycol mixtures without drift in any HVAC application.

  • Multi-point wet calibrated to ensure accuracy and repeatability.

  • Patented temperature and glycol compensation logic eliminates manual calibration.

  • ±2% accuracy of reading and ±0.5% repeatability ensure accurate and precise flow measurement.

Providing Life Safety in the McMenamins Elks Temple in Tacoma, Washington

This article is based on an American fire safety application according to UL standards and is therefore only available in English with technical terminology in American.

Constructed in 1915, the historic Elks Temple Building falls along Tacoma's (WA) well-known Broadway and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 2012, the Elks Temple was acquired by the McMenamins; after more than four decades of being abandoned. The building renovation started in 2017 with an aim to restore and preserve to the early 20th-century architectural design and character of the theater adding a restaurant, bars, hotel rooms, event spaces, and an operational brewery. To protect the assets of the historic building and ensure the safety of the people, Belimo’s fire and smoke damper actuators were installed.

Technology that saves lives

Fire protection in buildings is based on three main pillars: structural, technical and organisational fire protection. Technical fire protection is more important than ever, especially in modern buildings with unusual designs, mixed use or increasing building complexity and size. Belimo addressed this topic very early on, especially with regard to technical fire protection. As far back as 1978 –  three years after its foundation – Belimo sold actuators that could be mounted on fire dampers. In the meantime, Belimo has become the world market leader in the motorisation of fire and smoke control dampers with well-founded expertise and experience.