October Meeting - Niagara Frontier Chapter ASHRAE


Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Monday, October 17, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

6766 Transit Road
Amherst, NY 14221

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We are pleased to announce our October 2016 meeting:




Presentation Abstract:

On February 8 BELIMO and MIT presented our Beta site finding at the (IDEA) International District Energy Association Conference in Washington DC.

We presented our beta site results realized by correcting low chilled water delta T at each AHU in one building.

The presentation demonstrates how a coil flowing at 6 degrees delta T adds no additional air conditioning than when the water is at 12 degrees delta T. The system is simply overflowing and over pumping.

MIT had a study done showing a 1.4 million dollar potential savings (entire campus) by correcting chilled water delta T from 6 degrees to 12 degrees (12= designed). We also address the causes of low delta T and how to correct it. Plant low delta T not only causes chilled water over-pumping, but additional chillers, condenser pumps and fans have to start.

The Belimo Energy Valve is a pressure independent valve with two water temperature sensors for sensing supply and return water temperature. The pressure independent (Magnetic Flow Meter) will dynamically balance your hydronic system and dramatically correct overflow. The temperature sensors will fine tune the control to an exact delta T. The chilled/hot water system can now operate as designed.

The valve performance is processed and stored locally at the valve. Data is available to your BMS through BacNet, Modbus, DDC and Ethernet. The Energy Valve also stores 13 months’ worth of data including, GPM, Delta T water, BTU, Energy and Position that can be collected using Excel. This valve can be operated without adding additional points to your BMS.


This presentation qualifies for one registered NYS PDH. 


Dick Hubbell

Belimo Aircontrols, Inc., Regional Applications Consultant, (RAC)


BELIMO Aircontrols, Inc.

33 Turner Road

Danbury, CT 06810

(Cell) 978-726-3715

Currently, he is the New England Regional Applications Consultant, (RAC), for Belimo Aircontrols (USA), Inc., and prior to that for nine years was the Belimo District Sales Manager responsible for sales in the New England Region.

Before that for many years he was HVAC Design Engineer responsible for heat exchanger and thermodynamic cycle design of refrigeration systems at Arthur D. Little, Inc.

He is a graduate of Cornell University, BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering.


Date:        Monday, October 17, 2016

               11:45 Doors open for registration, Presentation & Lunch to Begin promptly at 12:00



   $20 Students  -   $30 Members  -  $35 Non-members


Who ever said there’s no such thing as free lunch? 

If you bring a guest who becomes a member of the Niagara Frontier Chapter, both meals will be covered by the chapter.


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