Integrate VAV Diffusers Using BACnet

BACNet InternationalAcutherm, a manufacturer of components for heating and air conditioning systems, recently joined BACnet International as part of their work in integrating one of their signature products.  “Acutherm’s Therma-Fuser™ VAV System is designed to work cooperatively with a wide range of Building Automation System options,” stated Robert Kline LEED AP BD+C, Engineering Manager at Acutherm.  “The association with BACnet International and the resources it has to offer, such as the BACnet Test Lab, is an important element for integrating our VAV Diffusers with other building components.”

As a silver member, Acutherm joins over 80 of the leading building automation vendors in the world in pursuing advancement of BACnet as a communication protocol.

“Acutherm’s work in ensuring their products integrate using BACnet is a valued initiative,” stated Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International and Philips Teletrol.  “Their participation in BACnet International helps facilitate successful implementation of the BACnet Standard.”

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Designed similarly to Acutherm’s independent models, the Acutherm EF-series Therma-Fuser diffusers recognize changes in room conditions and adjust control output for optimal performance.  The result is individual temperature control that precisely matches the comfort requirements of the room.

The EF provides more information about what’s happening in the space than any other VAV terminal because it monitors load, supply air temperature and flow at eachdiffuser.  Native BACnet BTL Listed or LonMark® compliance ensures that the EF will exchange data with products from other vendors on any LonWorks® or BACnet DDC building control network.  Interoperability with other control networks is easy using gateways by other manufacturers.

About BACnet International
BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities.  The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products.  BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication.

About Acutherm
Acutherm manufactures components for heating and air conditioning systems that make commercial buildings more comfortable, save energy, offer sustainability and can also reduce total installed costs.  Their components are called Therma-Fuser variable air volume (VAV) diffusers.  They are used in VAV air conditioning systems which, instead of varying the temperature of the cooling air, vary the amount of the cooling air to maintain even room temperatures.

Available Resources:
Acutherm Therma-Fuser EF Brochure
Acutherm Building Automation System Guide

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