Honeywell's Spyder Has Won the Award "VAV Controller of the Year"
Once again, Sensirion’s proven and market-leading differential pressure sensor SDP8xx has enabled the award "VAV Controller of the Year" to be won by a key player in the market. The superstars of Smart Buildings and HVAC controls were at the 2018 ControlTrends Awards in Atlanta. The winners are chosen through a voting process that includes global smart building and HVAC contractors, consulting engineers, building owners and distributors. This celebration of the best of the best in smart building people, products and companies culminated with the announcements of the winners at the Fox theater in Atlanta, United States. This year, the Honeywell’s VAV Controller using Sensirion’s differential pressure sensor SDP800 won the “VAV Controller of the Year” in the category “Building Automation”.
You can watch the video of the award ceremony in Atlanta here.
What is VAV Control?
Variable air volume (VAV) is a type of heating, ventilating and/or air-conditioning (HVAC) system. Unlike constant air volume (CAV) systems that supply a constant airflow at a variable temperature, VAV systems vary the airflow at a constant temperature. The advantages of VAV systems over constant air volume systems include more precise temperature control, reduced compressor wear, lower energy consumption by system fans, less fan noise and additional passive dehumidification.
A VAV box consists of a pressure pick-up for the flow measurement (airflow pick-up tube), control flap (damper) to regulate the air flow and VAV controller (actuator + air flow sensor) to change the flow by moving the damper. Historically, membrane sensors dominated the market and HVAC companies rejected flow-through sensors due to dust being a major concern. This market trend has changed in the last few years. By addressing the “dust concerns” with successful and proven design recommendations, the flow-through sensor has become the prevalent sensor technology and the SDP800 is the sensor of choice. Its key features are ideal for this application as it can measure small pressures very accurately, has no offset at zero pressure and does not drift over time.
Learn more about our differential pressure sensor SDP800 here.
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