Chilled beams are a HVAC system component used to heat or cool buildings. By using a controlled flow of water through a control valve, connected by a standalone thermostat or BMS system, the regulated water flow is passed through a series of coils within the beam acting like a heat exchanger. This can be either integrated into standard suspended ceiling systems or suspended a short distance from the ceiling of a room. These may also include other building services applications such as lighting, extra low voltage systems and life safety systems. As the beam chills the air around it, the air becomes denser and falls to the floor. It is replaced by warmer air moving up from below, causing a constant flow of convection and cooling the room. Heating works in much the same way.

There are two main types of chilled beams, passive and active. The passive applications uses convection only, while there is a "radiant"/convective passive type that cools through a combination of radiant exchange (40%) and convection (60%). The passive approach can provide higher thermal comfort levels, while the active type uses the ventilation air entering at relatively high velocity to induce the circulation of room air through the unit therefore increasing its heating and cooling capacity.

Recommended Installations

Pressure Independent Control Valve (PICV)

  • PICV
    Stand Alone

    • Easy to set up
    • Straightforward commissioning
    • No need for separate Commissioning Set & 2 Port Control Valve

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  • Hook-Up
    w/ PICV

    • Can be remotely fitted away from the terminal
    • Reduced space constraints
    • Extended levers available for chilled systems

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  • Hook-Up Prime
    w/ PICV

    • Direct mounting onto a terminal
    • Reduced installation time
    • No need for insulation due to mounting over drip tray

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  • MultiComm
    w/ PICV

    • Multi-manifold system allowing commissioning of up to 6 FCUs from one location

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Differential Pressure Control Valve (DPCV)

  • DPCV
    Stand Alone

    • Range of controllable dPs available
    • Available with Companion Valve

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  • Hook-Up
    w/ Comm. Set

    • Available with either static Commissioning Set or Motobalance
    • Available with Strainer
    • Extended levers available for chilled systems

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  • Hook-Up Prime
    w/ Comm. Set

    • Direct mounting onto a terminal
    • Reduced installation time
    • No need for insulation due to mounting over drip tray

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  • MultiComm
    w/ DPCV

    • Multi-manifold system allowing commissioning of up to six FCUs from one location
    • Commissioning Sets on each terminal connection

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