Armstrong Fluid Technology (Toronto, Canada) has launched a new control solution that can interface seamlessly with an existing building or chiller plant automation system. The Armstrong OPTI-VISORTM controls the key components of a chiller plant, providing the optimal operating settings for equipment such as water-cooled variable speed chillers, variable flow cooling towers, and variable speed pumps. Armstrong Fluid Technology estimates that an energy savings of 15 to 30 percent can be expected from a typical installation on an existing all-variable speed chiller plant. OPTI-VISOR connects to the BAS/BMS using industry-standard serial communication protocols and gathers data on building load and plant conditions from the BMS data. The OPTI-VISOR sends control instructions to the BMS with the control settings for the plant equipment.
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