Temperature & pressure sensors and controllers
Smart ventilation systems require high performing HVAC sensors. The measurements of these HVAC sensors can be used to optimise the air flow volume as a function of the indoor air quality. Demand based ventilation or fresh air supply as a function of temperature, relative humidity, CO2 or other parameters, allow you to optimise indoor air quality and at the same time realising significant energy savings. It is essential to monitor the relevant parameters if you want to create the perfect environment for your project.
The role of sensors in modern HVAC systems
The importance of HVAC control systems in achieving the desired indoor conditions at the minimum possible energy consumption cannot be overstated. As buildings are still one of the major energy consuming sectors worldwide, the emphasis on the development of energy saving control solutions by the industry and the academia is becoming stronger.
The proper functioning of a control system depends heavily on the correct selection, positioning and installation of sensors. In fact, malfunctioning sensors are the most frequent cause of problematic control systems that fail to deliver the desired results. This article aims in presenting the main types of sensors that are most frequently used in HVAC control systems as well as their main selection requirements.