CONTROL SOLUTIONS AQUASMART
Features and advantages
The Aquasmart Evolution system ensures signiﬁcant energy savings combined with optimised user comfort by managing building zoning, occupancy and room temperatures in accordance with needs. Terminal fan coil units can be organised in up to 32 zones to optimise building management by zone requirement and according to building design conditions. The Touch Pilot System Manager – the brain and building user interface was designed to facilitate use and allow rapid access to manage and conﬁgure system operation to maximise energy savings at comfort conditions. System components are ﬁtted with communicating controls allowing the System Manager to communicate with and obtain feedback on user needs and operation. Based on the system requirements the System Manager coordinates the system heating and cooling modes for maximum comfort and optimal energy consumption, respecting the comfort parameters and occupancy schedules for the building zones. The Aquasmart system offers affordable building HVAC system management featuring capabilities usually only available in more expensive solutions and requiring additional building-by-building programming development.
System design layout and conﬁguration guide
The System Manager is connected to the system components via a communication bus, and allows control of all system and individual terminal operating parameters. System conﬁguration is simple through easily accessible menus. Unit grouping is managed by the network and requires no speciﬁc wiring to allow easy reconﬁguration to suit later building layout modiﬁcations. The Aquasmart Evolution components are delivered complete, conﬁgured and factory-tested.
The Aquasmart system controls offer superior comfort levels. By optimising and controlling the system components building owners and occupants can save energy and reduce their energy bill, contributing to a reduction in building carbon emissions. System control saving possibilities are further enhanced with a range of signiﬁcant energy-saving features available at equipment level, such as the 39SQ plug-and-play fresh air handling unit with heat recovery technology, the use of reversible 30RQ air-to-water heat pumps for space heating, 61AF heat pumps for domestic hot water and a range of fan coil units with EC motor technology and variable fan speed control. Energy simulations conducted with a recognised software simulation program indicate that Aquasmart can achieve energy savings over a traditional non-communicating and non-optimised system. Case studies indicate that savings of 25% and beyond are possible. Each project merits its own assessment of the opportunities.