To help facility professionals manage indoor air quality, workplace comfort, operational efficiencies, and meet their environmental, social, and governance goals, Automated Logic has added advanced variable air volume (VAV) controllers to its OptiFlex line of digital building controls.
The new OptiFlex VAV controllers, models OF342 and OF141, are ideal for zone-level temperature and air quality control applications. Designed to operate in a wide range of environmental conditions, the new controllers are ASHRAE Guideline 36 compliant with inherent algorithms that help reduce energy consumption and increase occupant comfort. To help maximize energy efficiency and performance, ASHRAE Guideline 36, High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems, includes uniform sequences of operation for HVAC systems, which help provide control stability and allow for real-time fault detection and diagnostics.
“These new OptiFlex controllers are well suited to satisfy the demands of variable air volume and temperature applications, giving customers peace of mind that their facilities will provide more comfortable and productive indoor environments,” said Mead Rusert, President, Automated Logic.
The OptiFlex product line was built for connectivity. Multiple IP network topologies are supported including Daisy Chain, Ring, Home Run and Hybrid. Dual IP ports help ensure network redundancy using fail-safe and self-healing mechanisms. A simple software update will enable future communication protocols such as IPv6, BACnet Secure Connect and wireless, reinforcing Automated Logic’s commitment to support the latest industry standards.
The new OptiFlex controllers have been tested and certified by BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL). They meet the BACnet Advanced Application controllers (B-AAC) and BACnet Broadcast Management Device (B-BBMD). They can be used on new projects and are also backwards compatible with legacy Automated Logic systems and its WebCTRL building automation system, making retrofits quick and easy.