SPX Cooling Tech, LLC, a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of evaporative cooling towers and air-cooled heat exchangers, has introduced the Marley CoolBoost Opti FC Control Panel, a new and intuitive control system designed for Marley MH and DT fluid cooler models. CoolBoost Opti FC gives users the ability to optimize their system’s performance with flexible operating modes designed to conserve energy or water, depending on the selected mode.
The Marley® CoolBoost™ Opti FC Control Panel.
“The modern features of the CoolBoost Opti FC interface – the touchscreen and the easy-to-use comprehensive status view – are almost enough to distract from its most-impressive feature: it allows operators to select dry-priority or wet-priority modes for saving water or energy, when necessary,” said Aaron Todd, Product Development Lead with SPX Cooling Tech.
The control panel gives operators the option to choose one of four modes: Wet First, Dry First, Wet Only or Dry Only. Wet First and Dry First modes allow users to setup a staging effect for when the pump and fan are turned on and off based on system requirements and environmental factors. Wet Only and Dry Only modes let the fluid cooler operate without the use of the pump or the fan respectively.
Other features of the control panel include an integral PLC for selectable control options – including Auto, Hand and Off – and BMS integration capabilities that allow for remote or local system control. The CoolBoost Opti FC panel is also BACnet communication compatible, simplifying integration into BMS systems for monitoring, control and saving historical data.
“Another big plus for CoolBoost Opti FC users is its single-point power connection, which eliminates panel design time and could save significant installation hours, and the electrician costs associated with them,” said Todd.
The control panel itself is constructed with a NEMA 3R painted enclosure – or can be made as optional NEMA 4X fiberglass or stainless-steel enclosure – that includes external disconnect handle with padlocking provision to meet lockout/tagout safety requirements. It is built to UL508 and cUL508 safety requirements. A protective cover is also provided to guard the HMI screen from the elements.
About SPX Cooling Tech, LLC.
SPX Cooling Tech is a leading global manufacturer of cooling towers, evaporative fluid coolers, evaporative condensers, industrial evaporators and air-cooled heat exchangers. Since 1922, its cooling systems and components, coupled with technical services, have supported applications in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, and industrial process cooling. SPX Cooling Tech and its product brands are part of SPX Technologies, Inc. For more information, visit spxcooling.com.