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Media Coverage

Find the latest articles and product news along with additional material links from Belimo. Be sure to check out the News area for latest product updates and news from Belimo.

March 26, 2019, Belimo Blog

The Importance of Measuring Air Pressure in Commercial Buildings

This article explains why and how to measure air pressure in commercial buildings ensuring occupant comfort and building efficiency. Topics covered include: 

  • Air pressure and how it affects commercial buildings
  • Effects of not managing building air pressure correctly
  • How to control the air pressure
  • Measuring pressure
  • Calibration
  • Installation advice and setpoints

Air pressure is the weight of air molecules pressing down onto the earth and objects. (refer to Figure 1). For instance, cool air molecules are heavier and denser causing the force applied to a structure to be greater while warm air molecules are lighter and have lesser force on the building. There are other complicating factors such as wind, weather and seasonal changes, which will also produce variations in pressure.

March 11, 2019, Belimo Blog

Exploring the Internet of Things

One of the most prominent buzz terms in the HVAC market is the Internet of Things referred to as IoT. IoT is a digital network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and many other items. These connected smart devices use electronics, software, and network connectivity to collect and exchange data. In simple terms, the Internet of Things are products or devices that talk to each other.

If you have a smartphone that communicates with a thermostat, able to checked on a building's system operation parameters remotely, or used the location services function on your smartphone, you have used IoT. These applications are just a small sampling of IoT and the value that it brings to people’s lives. 

March 1, 2019, Automated Buildings

Belimo Releases Hydronic Simulator Tool

Belimo Americas releases a new educational tool, the Belimo Hydronic Simulator. The Simulator identifies and illustrates when the system needs to be balanced and how the adjusting of the valve could impact the entire system. The main purpose of Belimo Hydronic Simulator is to educate on the importance of why pressure dependent valves are not recommended in a dynamic system.

March 1, 2019, Automated Buildings

New Ball Valve Assemblies

Belimo Americas releases new ball valve assemblies with fail-safe and non-fail-safe actuators (PKR and PR series) second-quarter 2019. These technologically advanced assemblies offer energy efficiency, easy installation, application flexibility, longevity, and reliability for aggressive applications.

March 7, 2019, ControlTrends

Changing a Belimo Actuator

Belimo makes great actuators; in fact, in this how-to video, you will learn the proper way to remove and install the QCV and PIQCV zone valve actuators. The QCV and PIQCV easily connect and disconnects allowing operators and technicians to install valves quickly, efficiently, and without the use of tools.

March 1, 2019, Facility Management.com

Products in Action

Optimum Energy and Belimo Automation AG are advancing innovative HVAC optimization solutions through a licensing deal that provides Belimo with Optimum Energy’s recently patented IoT technologies for smart valves.

February 6, 2019, Simulador Hidronico

Belimo lanza nueva herramienta de simulador hidrónico

Internacional. Belimo Américas lanzó una nueva herramienta educativa. Belimo Hydronic Simulator es una herramienta que simula un sistema hidrónico en un edificio de 4 pisos con cinco unidades terminales en cada piso.

January 21, 2019, Belimo Blog

Belimo Highlights at AHR Expo

AHR Expo in Atlanta was a huge success. It attracted the most significant amount of industry professionals from around the globe. The show provided a unique forum for manufacturers of all sizes to share ideas and to display future HVACR technology solutions. Belimo’s booth this year illustrated how our small products (actuators, valves, sensors) make a big impact on water and air applications.

January 7, 2019, GlobeNewswire

Optimum Energy and Belimo Technology Licensing Deal Advances Innovative HVAC Solutions

SEATTLE, January 7, 2019 — Optimum Energy and Belimo Automation AG are advancing innovative HVAC optimization solutions through a licensing deal that provides Belimo with Optimum Energy’s recently patented IoT technologies for smart valves.

The agreement brings together Optimum Energy’s creative technology with Belimo’s hardware innovation to make smart valves even smarter and more valuable with practical, energy-saving solutions. This deal builds on the success of the award-winning Belimo Energy Valve™, which incorporates Optimum’s technology. The Belimo Energy Valve has provided incredible value to thousands of customers since its launch in 2012.

December 13, 2018, ControlTrends

Belimo’s CESIM – Small Devices, Big Impact – Creating Customer Value with CESIM

Belimo’s CEO, Lars van der Haegen and his team explain their simple, yet powerful and all-encompassing philosophy in creating customer value with CESIM, which is the Belimo-method to innovate building technology with sensors, valves, and actuators. CESIM ensures Comfort, Energy Efficiency, Safety for people and their property, while also ensuring easy Installation, commissioning and reduced Maintenance efforts.
 

November 24, 2018, ControlTrends

From Design to Delivery, Many Hands with One Intention – Complete Customer Satisfaction

Belimo has earned the place of the market leader by valuing ingenuity and craftsmanship and never resting on our accomplishments. Very simply, we strive to build damper actuators, control valves and sensors that solve comfort and energy challenges, perform flawlessly and earn your trust through a long and productive life.

Novemeber 13, 2018

Kodaro has transported the Belimo Energy Valve’s Algorithm to the EdgeIn

Kodaro a building software company that makes software useful to building operators through intuitive reporting, intelligent alarms, and action-oriented recommendations has announced that it has transported the Belimo Energy Valve optimization algorithm to the edge. This will make it even easier for facility managers to regulate Delta T which will offer additional energy savings for their buildings.

September 5, 2018, HPAC

What Is So Dangerous About Smoke in Building Fires?

Everyone knows smoke inhalation can cause death, but the long-term effects on survivors can also be devastating and physically irreversible.

April, 2018, iMedia

Belimo expansion in China

In this interview, Gary Economides, president of Belimo Asia Pacific, speaks of quality, innovation, market opportunities in China market and how Belimo products provide energy efficiency and Internet of Things solution in China.

February 2018, Aeroventic

Belimo at AHR Expo!

AHR was a huge success this year brining in over 65,000 industry professionals. The Belimo booth showcased new product releases along with a full range of demonstrations. Here is a quick review of the booth.

January 2018, ASHRAE

Seminar 09 - Pressurization Systems for Protecting Exit Stairwells during a Fire

This seminar cover Life Safety Dampers. There are four types of life safety dampers recognized in the International Building Code (IBC) and International Fire Code and certified to the UL 555 family of standards. Within these four types, there are many variations. This presentation defines each type, discusses the requirements for each type in IBC Chapter 7 (structural elements of fire and smoke protection) and Chapter 9 (systems for fire and smoke protection), and clarifies the application for each type of life safety damper.

January, 2018

Seminar 28 - When Good Valve Sizing Goes Bad

This seminar presents an overview of hydronic control valve sizing with special emphasis on sizing issues which can affect the performance of the control valves. Actual examples of incorrect valve sizing will be shown with an explanation of the problems caused and the solutions required to correct the problems.

January 23rd, 2018, Belimo at AHR Expo 2018

Belimo at AHR Expo!

AHR Expo was a huge success this year bringing in over 65,000 industry professionals. Here is a video by ACR Latin America with Belimo Sales Manager Elsa Yanez about the Belimo booth. See first-hand the new product releases for 2018 along with some of our existing product demonstrations.

January 31, 2018, iotforall.com

The 3 Biggest Opportunities for IoT Innovation in Smart Buildings

How can IoT tech be applied to solve existing pain points for facility managers?

The first step to any IoT project is having in-depth knowledge and understanding of the problem that needs to be solved. The biggest opportunities in the Smart Building market have existed for a long time. Most of them have been considered unsolvable.

IoT and Analytics for Smart Buildings has changed the dynamic, and facility managers are beginning to believe a new higher quality of care for buildings is possible with the application of new technology. There are 3 major areas where IoT tech can be applied to solve existing pain points for facility managers.

14. Oktober 2017, Zürcher Oberländer

Welches Selbstverständnis und welche Prinzipien bestimmten das Handeln von Unternehmen?

Die Hinwiler Belimo-Gruppe hat ihr Leitbild nicht nur sprachlich, sondern auch visuell erfasst: Ihr Dossier «Leitbild, Werte und Verhaltenskodex» steht unter dem Titel «Gemeinsam an die Spitze» und ist mit mehreren Fotos illustriert, die Kadermitglieder und Mitarbeiter bei einer Bergtour zeigen. «Die Besteigung des Berges als Team symbolisiert Spitzenleistung», sagt CEO Lars van der Haegen. Gemeinsam mit den Kunden, Mitarbeitern, Lieferanten, Investoren und anderen Partnern wolle man den Erfolg anstreben. «Das erfordert harte Arbeit, bringt aber Erfüllung».

September 8, 2017, The Energyst

Belimo Energy Valve helps Hillsdale College meet strategic energy goals

In Spring 2013, Hillsdale College decided to install three Energy Valves as part of a pilot test. The Energy Valves increased delta-T across coils to between 10-12°F. The valves increased pumping efficiency and reduced energy consumption, thereby enhancing cooling efficiency.

September 1, 2017

Belimo receives Recognition from Ability Beyond

Ability Beyond staff members and clients made the rounds throughout Fairfield County and nearby New York over the last five days as part of its first Community Partner Recognition Week. Belimo is one of the community partners that was recognized for assisted Ability Beyond in employment services.

August 20, 2017, Newstimes.com

Automation hits full stride at Belimo, highlighting need for retraining of worker

With acronyms such as ASRS, AGV, ISO and WMS guiding the factory operations at Belimo Americas headquarters in Danbury, it is clear the next generation of manufacturing has come to Connecticut.

June 25, 2017, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)

Belimo Leads Innovation in the HVAC Market

During the China Refrigeration Expo 2017 held in April, JARN interviewed Gary Economides, president of Belimo Asia Pacific. He introduced Belimo’s profile, business performance, and its product highlights.

20. Juni 2017, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen - Sendung «ECO»

Belimo – der unbekannte Champion

Vielleicht liegt es daran, dass sich gewöhnlich nur Handwerker und Bauexperten für Wasser- und Lüftungstechnik interessieren. Jedenfalls ist ganz unbemerkt im Zürcher Oberland der Weltmarktführer auf dem Gebiet herangewachsen. Jedes dritte Gebäude der Welt soll laut Unternehmen mit Geräten von Belimo ausgerüstet sein. Fokussierung, Qualität und ein smartes Geschäftsmodell haben in nur 40 Jahren den Aufstieg des Unternehmens an die Weltspitze ermöglicht.
 

April 2017, Computerworld.ch

The Internet of Things is no coffee machine

For 11 years, the Swiss company Belimo has been active as a pioneer in the Internet of Things. Gert Brettlecker, long-serving project manager and software engineer at development partner Ergon Informatik AG, looks back and summarises some key insights.

April 29, 2017, HVPAC Engineering

The pressure-independent Energy Valve is now an Internet of Things (IoT) device. 

The pressure-independent Energy Valve is now an Internet of Things (IoT) device utilizing advanced cloud-based analytics to leverage system data to the extent possible, providing savings and maximally efficient operation. Energy Valve measures and manages coil energy using an embedded electronic flow meter and supply- and return-water-temperature sensors. It is ideal for water-side control of heating and cooling coils with programmable maximum flow settings of 1.65 to 713 gpm.

April 20, 2017, HVAC/P (HVAC & Plumbing Products News)

New Advanced Butterfly Valve Offers Electronic Fail-Safe Functionality

Danbury, Conn. – Belimo Americas has released a new advanced butterfly valve with the PKR electronic fail-safe actuator for enhanced control. The durable electronics, simple configuration software, BACnet communication and dependable super capacitor technology is the most economical and effective solution for critical applications.

Belimo Proudly Announces New Products and Innovations for 2017 — Get Your Access to New Pricing and Media Files

For over 40 years, Belimo has successfully focused on the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning markets. Our relationships with you and our employees are based on trust and adding value with a focus on sustained prosperity rather than short term gains.

April 19, 2017, HVAC/R Insider Online

Technologically Advanced Butterfly Valve with Electronic Fail-Safe Functionality

Belimo Americas announces the release of a new advanced butterfly valve with the PKR electronic fail-safe actuator for enhanced control. The durable electronics, simple configuration software, BACnet communication, and dependable super capacitor technology is the most economical and effective solution for critical applications. Replacement of legacy pneumatic actuators is straightforward, eliminating problematic battery back-up modules or expensive industrial actuators.

April 17, 2017, HVAC/R Insider Online

Belimo Energy Valve is Solving Low Delta T Leveraging IoT

Belimo Americas is excited to announce the release of the new Energy Valve that is now an IoT device utilizing advanced cloud-based analytics to leverage captured system data to the full potential providing savings and the most efficient operation. The Energy Valve is a pressure independent valve, which measures and manages coil energy by using an embedded electronic flow meter, along with supply and return water temperature sensors. It is ideal for water-side control of heating and cooling coils with programmable maximum flow settings from 1.65 - 713 GPM in valve body size ½” to 6”.

Belimo Energy Valve™ – Solving Low Delta T Leveraging IoT — 30 Minute Seminar

Belimo Energy Valve™ – Solving Low Delta T Leveraging IoT. In this 30 minute webinar hosted by Scott Reed, Product Manager Energy Valve, you will learn about the new Energy Valve that is now an IoT device utilizing advanced cloud-based analytics to leverage captured system data to provide savings and the most efficient operation. The Energy Valve is a pressure independent valve that measures and manages coil energy by using an embedded electronic flow meter and supply and return water temperature sensors.

Belimo Announces New Product Launches — Live Webinar

Belimo is excited to announce the launch of a full range of HVAC sensors. The new sensors are the perfect complement to Belimo actuators and valves, optimizing energy efficiency and system performance.

April 3, 2017, HVAC/R Insider Online

Belimo Releases New Range of HVAC Sensors

Belimo is excited to announce to launch of a full range of HVAC sensors. The new sensors are the perfect complement to Belimo actuators and valves, optimizing energy efficiency and system performance.

April 3, 2017, ES Engineered Systems Magazine

HVAC Sensors – Belimo

Belimo has launched a full range of HVAC sensors. The company claims its new sensors are a complement to Belimo actuators and valves, optimizing energy efficiency and system performance.

The Belimo Energy Valve Wins Energy Savings Solution of The Year

The Belimo Energy valve was awarded the 2016 Energy Savings Solution of the Year the 2016 Control Trends 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.

März 2017, Krankenhaus Technik + Management (KTM) – Sonderdruck

Energieventile sorgen im Ludmillenstift Meppen für mehr Energietransparenz

Wissensvorsprung bei der Versorgung

Was einmal auf einem begrenzten Areal mit mehreren Gebäuden begann, ist über die Jahre immer weiter in der Fläche gewachsen. Diese Situation kennt man auch am Krankenhaus Ludmillenstift in Meppen. Durch den Einsatz intelligenter Energieventile können dort die Anforderungen an die Energieerzeugung und besonders die Energieverteilung - bedingt durch das ständige Wachstum des Krankenhauses - erfüllt werden. Damit wurde nicht nur Transparenz erreicht, sondern die Energie fließt auch genau dorthin, wo sie gebraucht wird.

März 2017, Heizungsjournal – Sonderdruck

Unsichtbar – aber elementar

Moderne Antriebslösungen für Pelletheizungen

Erneuerbare Energien sind eine der wichtigen Säulen der Energiewende. Durch den Einsatz von Pelletheizungen kann zum Beispiel jeder Hausbesitzer seinen Beitrag hierzu leisten. Pelletheizungen sind in Betrieb und Wartung mit Ölheizungen vergleichbar und erreichen einen Wirkungsgrad von in der Regel über 90 Prozent. Auch die Grenzwerte für Feinstaubemissionen werden bei einer optimierten Verbrennung je nach Hersteller deutlich unterschritten. Hierzu tragen vor allem eine innovative Brennertechnik und auch der Einsatz hochwertiger Antriebs-Komponenten bei.

21. Februar 2017, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Belimo will kein Alleskönner sein

Das Zürcher Unternehmen ist mit seiner Art der Produktion ein Vorreiter in der Industrie

Bei der Herstellung von Ventilen und Antrieben beschränkt sich Belimo auf die Montage. Die Einzelteile stammen von Lieferanten. Das steigert Belimos Rendite, setzt aber auch ein ausgefeiltes Risikomanagement voraus.

6. Februar 2017, Finanz und Wirtschaft

Lars van der Haegen: Mit viel Herzblut

Der Chef von Belimo liebt nicht nur das Unternehmen, sondern auch das Reisen.

Er hat das Amt als CEO von Belimo aus «Liebe zum Unternehmen» übernommen – und natürlich auch, weil ihn die Führungsaufgabe reizt. Seit dem 1. Juli 2015 führt Lars van der Haegen die operativen Geschicke der Herstellerin von Antriebslösungen für Heizungs- und Klimaanlagen. Der 48-jährige Schweizer mit belgischen Vorfahren fühlt sich wohl im Job, er würde diesen Schritt wieder machen. Man darf vermuten, dass der VR von Belimo die Wahl auch wieder so treffen würde: Der Aktienkurs ist seit der Amtsübernahme van der Haegens gut 40% gestiegen.