What is Temperature Control?
Temperature Control valves are actuated control valves and are available on the market with or without added dynamic flow control. Both types are common in heating as well as cooling applications and assist in the aim of accurate temperature control. Choice of actuator can be either thermal or electrical depending on the application and one’s budget.
FlowCon offers both temperature control valve types. One type is a combined dynamic balancing and temperature control solution and the other is a temperature control solution with equal percentage control. Both are cost-effective solutions for any HVAC application offering accurate control, flexibility and easy service.
Why choose a Temperature Control Valve?
A balancing and temperature control valve is a 2-in-1 solution combining a control valve and a balancing valve working unaffected of system pressure changes. The benefit of this solution is that the actuator controls with full stroke length directly over the balancing insert.
With a simple control valve balancing is not included, but rotating actuator and built-in flow Optimizer® provide accurate equal percentage control.
How does a Balancing & Temperature Control Valve work?
The balancing and temperature control valves combine the control function and the dynamic balancing function in one unit.
Commonly, this valve type is fitted with a thermal ON/OFF actuator. Hence, the control function of the valve, as with any other ON/OFF 2-port control valve, allows design flow (100% load) or closed valve (0% load). By controlling the flow rate using full stroke based on room occupancy, energy consumption is optimized.
It is also possible to fit an electrical modulating actuator with this type.
The key to the optimal solution is to choose a real dynamic balancing valve and with the simple and tamper-proof all stainless steel insert, design flow is obtained independent of system pressure changes. The balancing unit also allows accessible for easy change out, service or maintenance.
How does a Temperature Control Valve work?
The simple temperature control valves include only the control function.
Commonly, this valve type is fitted with an electrical 90° rotation actuator working either modulating or digital. The FlowCon 2-way or 3-way valve solution offers a range of flow Optimizer®s. Due to selected built-in Optimizer®, the control function of the valve allows accurate and true equal percentage flow characteristic to the coil.