Carrier Announces New Carrier® ChillerVu™ Plant Control System
Carrier’s new ChillerVu plant control system delivers fully optimized control for chiller plant operations from a sophisticated, scalable native BACnet® control solution. Carrier, the world’s leader in high-technology heating, ventilating and air-conditioning solutions, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Available in North America, the new ChillerVu plant control system builds on the capabilities of Carrier’s legacy Chillervisor System Manager and the i-Vu® Open Chiller Plant Application Suite. A dedicated plant system controller with a library of factory-engineered control programs, the ChillerVu is designed to cover the most common chiller plant configurations. The scalable hardware and software architecture allows for future cost-effective plant expansion and system upgrades as improved efficiency algorithms and control methodologies are developed.
“Carrier continues to provide new and innovative products for the industry,” said Mark Jones, business manager, Carrier Controls. “With Carrier ChillerVu, building owners can now add a complete plant control solution to their facility. And, since it supports plug-and-play connectivity to the i-Vu building automation system, the Carrier ChillerVu also allows them to manage their central plant, along with all other building systems, anytime, anywhere using the powerful i-Vu user interface.”
Designed to provide optimized management over the entire chiller plant, the factory-engineered control programs coordinate the management of chillers, pumps and towers into a finely tuned, cohesive system. The Carrier ChillerVu plant control system is able to control Carrier 19, 23, or 30 series chillers (air- or water-cooled), and includes full integration capabilities, allowing it to monitor and control other equipment in the chiller plant, including non-Carrier chillers.
The Carrier ChillerVu plant control system quickly responds to the needs of the building by automatically starting or stopping the plant, optimizing plant water temperatures, and matching the tonnage produced to the tonnage required by the building. The intuitive i-Vu user interface provides facility managers with real-time and historical performance data for the chiller plant. In addition, pre-configured trends and alarms offer insight into plant maintenance and performance, while also providing aid in system troubleshooting.
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is the world’s leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow @CarrierGreen on Twitter.
BACnet is a registered trademark of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.