SEMCO LLC, Columbia, Mo., has won a Silver product design award for its NEUTON–Multiple Zone, in the 14th annual Dealer Design Awards (DDA) Program’s Commercial Controls category. Sponsored by the weekly trade magazine, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News (ACHR News), the NEUTON-Multiple Zone was judged by an independent panel of HVAC contractors and competed with 80 other product design entries.
The NEUTON-Multiple Zone reduces chilled beam HVAC project costs by 60 percent while also providing pinpoint temperature/humidity control. It’s a controlled chilled beam pump module (CCBPM) capable of monitoring and controlling active chilled beams simultaneously in up to five small rooms, such as single user offices, library study rooms, hospital rooms versus one CCBPM per room.
The NEUTON-Multiple Zone consists of modified onboard software, combination temperature/humidity monitoring sensors and thermostatically-controlled hydronic valves for up to five zones, and one original NEUTON CCBPM, winner of an AHR Innovation Award at the 2016 Air Conditioning Heating Refrigeration (AHR) Expo. The original NEUTON consists of a packaged plug-and-play module with its own powered integrated direct digital controller, chilled and hot water connections, valves, variable-speed electronically commutated (EC) motor pumps, smart sensors and other features.
“These awards give us an opportunity to recognize the research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVAC/R industry,” says Mike Murphy, publisher, ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to more than 33,000 members of the HVAC/R industry.
The original NEUTON has become a popular HVAC hydronic specification product for both new construction and retrofitted buildings.
It cuts piping and chiller/ boiler support equipment costs by up to 50 percent, while also providing pinpoint temperature and humidity tolerances that help earn credits and utility incentives on LEED and other sustainable energy building projects.