Danfoss Introduces NovoCon Digital Control Valves

With the new NovoCon M, L and XL digital actuators, Danfoss extends its range of smart actuators combined with pressure independent balancing valves (PICVs) to achieve digital control for hydronic heating and cooling systems. The new digital controls complement the existing NovoCon S for AB-QM™ ranging in sizes ½” to 1¼” (DN 10-32). 

NovoCon digital controls enable solutions for smart building concepts. As a digital control valve, its high-precision hydronic balancing and control achieves and maintains steady room temperature requirements and design specifications (ΔT). This creates the fundamental basis for balanced comfort in commercial buildings such as universities, hospitals, and office buildings.

The NovoCon M, NovoCon L and NovoCon XL are specifically designed to accurately control high-flow rates in common applications, such as hot/chilled water fan coils, variable air volume (VAV), sensible-cooling terminal units and chillers.

Danfoss NovoCon digital control valves are smart devices that provide precise control and communication with the Building Management System (BMS). 

NovoCon’s unique design allows for multiple functions to be performed in one smart solution:

  • Accurate flow control - Linear characteristics at different differential pressures
  • Bus actuator – BACnet, MS/TP, or Modbus RTU communication protocols
  • I/O device - Resistance inputs (3x), Analog input (1x), Analog output (1x)
  • Energy manager - Advanced algorithms for monitoring and energy management

Danfoss NovoCon digital control valves are accessible and adjusted via BACnet or Modbus communication protocols, or directly through a communication cable and available software for easy integration and to provide actual system performance data for higher-level building management systems.

The I/O interfaces can be used to connect sensors to measure supply and return temperatures as well as to calculate energy consumption. Additionally, the I/O ports are available for controlling individual devices, such as fans or connecting BMS room temperature controllers.

Danfoss is engineering the smart buildings of tomorrow with NovoCon digital control valves. Not only do they establish system stability with true pressure independence, they also provide the BMS with real-time HVAC data to enable Active Energy Management. Lastly, these innovations offer advantages in remote commissioning, flow setting, flushing, predictive maintenance and energy allocation. Simplify energy management tracking and efficiency improvements with NovoCon Digital Control Valves.

About Danfoss
Danfoss engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow do more with less. We meet the growing need for infrastructure, food supply, energy efficiency and climate-friendly solutions. Our products and services are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. We are also active in the field of renewable energy as well as district heating infrastructure for cities and urban communities. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today Danfoss is a world-leader, employing 37,000 employees and serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are still privately held by the founding family. For more information, visit www.danfoss.com