Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced a new Performance Management Service offering, available with the purchase of all new Design Envelop pumps. This new service is offered on a free trial basis ending in December 2018. Owners and end users can sign up for the introductory offer as an integral part of the warranty registration.
Recently, a study was conducted of 16 commercial/institutional buildings with central chilled water plants. Review of a full year of HVAC operating data revealed that 31 per cent of chilled water pumps and 62 per cent of condenser pumps had been set to “In-Hand” mode with the digital controls switched off or disabled. The estimated efficiency loss – not including the impact of reduced chiller efficiency – is 27 per cent.
Real-time insights and alerts available in Armstrong’s Performance Management Service include Pump-in-hand, Deadhead, and Excessive Run Hours, and will help operators and building managers with early identification and correction of inefficient equipment operation.
Armstrong offers two Performance Management services: Pump Manager is focused on the performance of individual pumps or pump arrays. On the other hand, ECO*Pulse takes a broader view, and helps building owners manage and optimise their entire HVAC system.