Integrated Thermal Energy Management and Billing Made Easier than Ever
The new range of Belimo Energy Valve™ with the Thermal Energy Meter integrates energy measure and control, Delta T management, and IoT-enabled billing in one device. It offers seamless and direct integration to the BMS or IoT-based monitoring platforms. Energy measurement and control with certified energy measurement and billing are united. It's bringing together performance features to save you time and costs.
Energy Savings You Can See - Energy Measurement and Power Control Anywhere
Access to the building data from anywhere and the transparency of the ventilation and heating systems at all times are essential for Lenzerheide Bergbahnen, the leading winter Alpine sports region and the number 1 bike destination in Switzerland.
Vast Energy Savings at the Citizen Plaza Nashville Due to Energy Valves
Hear from Chad Lovell, Operation and Safety Specialist at Jones Lang LaSalle, more about the implementation of Energy Valve at the Citizen Plaza in Nashville, Tennessee.
Low Delta T syndrome is a common and costly problem in many large facilities worldwide. This was the case for JLL, Commercial real estate agency for the Tennessee State office buildings until the installation of the Belimo Energy Valve. Citizen Plaza and Andrew Jackson are reaping the rewards of higher Delta T with improved occupant comfort, elimination of penalties to the district energy plant, along with a savings of 49% in chilled water pumping and over $23,000 a year in chilled water savings.
Bringing Together Certified Metering and Precise Control in One Device
The Belimo Energy Valve™ offers certified energy metering (MID) and pressure-independent control, and delta T management in one device. The delta T manager integrated in the Belimo Energy Valve™ continuously measures the temperature spread and compares it with the user defined fixed limit. If the temperature falls below the limit value, the Belimo Energy Valve™ automatically adjusts the flow rate to remove the overflow. Heating or cooling systems operated with excessive amounts of water, are unable to convert this excess flow into a higher heating or chilling capacity, often resulting in low delta T syndrome at the plant. Measuring and controlling the temperature spread between flow and return at each heat exchanger, is key to ensuring lowest possible pumping costs, our integrated logic prevents the occurrence of low delta T at the heat exchanger, while retaining comfort.
Learn from Jon: How To Detect and Solve The Low Delta T Syndrome
Reliable Certified Metering Enabling IoT-Based Billing
Our Energy Valve integrated meters are certified according to EN1434/MID and equipped to incorporate into the BMS seamlessly, and if required, into an IoT-based billing platform. Our non-certified meter options contain Belimo's patented automatic glycol monitoring and compensation feature to ensure power measurements remain accurate, irrespective of glycol concentration. The Energy Valve with the Thermal Energy Meter offers glycol monitoring utilizing the onboard advanced logic algorithm to ensure the optimum glycol levels at all times, reducing high pumping costs and eliminating freezing risks.
Simplify Planning and Commissioning with the Belimo Energy Valve™
Digitally supported workflows simplify your interactions for the entire life cycle of the product – the Belimo Energy Valve™ and Thermal Energy Meter work with the Belimo Assistant apps and web server tool to support the design process, simplify commissioning, make troubleshooting easy, and retains records and certificates as required.
Near Field Communication (NFC) interface enables easy configuration and maintenance directly from a smartphone using the Assistant app with or without the device powered.
Energy Valve and Thermal Energy Meter products can be powered using PoE via an Ethernet cable, simplifying installation, avoid wiring errors, and provides a faster, more stable network connection while eliminating the need for a local power supply.
The Future of HVAC Systems is Connected
Connectivity has always been an important feature of our products. The Belimo Energy Valve™ and the Thermal Energy Meter have on board all common building automation communication protocols ( BACnet IP and MS/TP, Modbus TCP and RTU, and Belimo MP-Bus) and also support M-Bus via a converter. Bus communication can also be used for monitoring and overriding when controlling the Belimo Energy Valve™ using an analogue control signal.
Integration of Energy Data has Never Been Easier
The Belimo Energy Valve™ and Thermal Energy Meter provide direct integration to the BMS and are equipped to enable 3rd party IoT-based energy monitoring and billing. One device provides all the information needed to control, bill, monitor, and improve the performance of your system.
Belimo cloud connection offers an extended to seven years along with a host of other benefits. By maintaining a digital twin Energy Valve in the cloud, authorized users can interact with the data directly, or device owners can authorize a third party to provide billing or even analytical services.
Modular Design for a Fast Meter Exchange
The Energy Valves thermal energy meter consists of a sensor module, connected temperature sensors, and houses the metering and logic functionality. Data communication capabilities via Bus and NFC. The sensor module is available as a spare part. Certain countries require periodic replacement for recalibration according to national regulations. The logic module can be disconnected from the sensor module (leaving all cables connected), enabling the lower sensor module to be easily exchanged.
The Belimo Energy Valve™ in Heating and Cooling Applications
The Energy Valve in Heating Applications
The animation illustrates a Belimo Energy Valve on the supply side of a heating application.
The Delta T set point in the valve matches the design Delta T of the coil, 11° Fahrenheit / 6 Kelvin.
As the temperature sensors start to realize a lower differential temperature across the coil, the valve begins to close. The flow slows down, allowing a more efficient heat exchange across the coil and eliminating overflow. Once the valve realizes that the Delta T is beginning to stabilize, it allows more flow back through the coil and keeps the optimum heat transfer available.
The Energy Valve in Cooling Applications
In this animation the Belimo Energy Valve set up is on the return side of a cooling coil.
The Delta T set point in the valve is matching the design Delta T of the coil, 15° Fahrenheit / 8 Kelvin.
As the temperature sensors detect that the Delta T has been below the set point for a few minutes, the valve begins to close to lower the flow. This enables the heat exchanger to optimize the energy output and eliminate the overflow. As soon as the Delta T begins to stabilize, the valve starts opening to keep the designed heat exchange output through the coil constant.
Joerg Explains How to Increase Energy Efficiency with the Energy Valve
The Belimo Energy Valve™ offers many integrated functions to perform energy optimization and make HVAC systems more efficient. Learn how to reduce thermal energy through better leakage rate, pressure independent control, and Delta T management.
Awarded the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label
The Solar Impulse Foundation granted a portfolio of 1000 innovative solutions that meet high standards of both sustainability and profitability. We are proud to announce that the Belimo Energy Valve™ has been selected to be one of the 1000 solutions awarded the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label.