EcoCooling Control Systems
The are a number of different EcoCooling control systems available when choosing the right evaporative cooling system. Small EcoCoolers (coolers with fans) come with a 5-speed wall controller as standard, the larger one with a 2-speed. For more complicated systems which require EC fan, dampers or recirculation control, a CREC system should be accounted for. The CREC system was originally designed for use in data centres, however, due to the low cost of components, has now become a viable option for industrial installations which require additional functionality (e.g. gyms/leisure/pharmaceutical warehouses).
Standard EcoCooler controls
- Thermostat: The fan speed and cooling mode are adjusted according to the building temperature.
- Humidistat: The water circuit is disabled if the humidity within or outside of the building rises above a set point
- Timer: A timer can be connected to the unit
- External Alarm: The cooler can be stopped automatically when linked to a fire alarm, smoke detector etc
Since all communication is by simple switches connection to other systems is very simple.
Evaporative Cooling Salinity Control
Why bleed off?
Only pure water evaporates from the filter pads leaving behind any salts, dissolved solids and particles filtered from the air. The sequence below shows how these gradually concentrate as the cooler is replenished with water.
If this buildup was allowed to continue then scale would form and sediment would build up.
Advanced CREC Control System:
An EcoCooling control system panel is integral to the success of any installation which requires recirculation or attemperation and it comes as standard with all ECT units. The standard control system is Crouzet and the program has been developed by EcoCooling in-house over the last 10 years to optimise both the energy savings and operation of the cooling system.
- Versatile Communication Options: Modbus TCP/IP allows for easy communication into most major BMS systems. An inbuilt VNC server facilitates remote access to the HMI from most mobile phones and tablets. Assistance with converting data and SNMP logging is available on request.
- Resilience: All systems can be designed to ‘fail-safe’ and incorporate manual control and backup power options to ensure fans will continue running in the event that a control system goes down.
- Redundancy: There is an option for key sensors to be duplicated and refrigeration to be automatically activated as a backup if there is a fault.
- Alarm Notification: The control system automatically generates notifications of faults, which can be made available to BMS systems. Email and text notification can also be enabled. Direct links to fire systems are available when activated the control system automatically closes fire dampers and switches on any backup systems.
- Historical Data and Event Logging: The HMI can log and present different variables as a trend display. Chosen data can be stored on the HMI for download at a later point via USB, SD cards can be used to expand the memory available for storing data. This data can also be emailed after a predefined fixed time interval.
- Remote Commissioning: EcoCooling offer a remote commissioning service, saving time and money, particularly in foreign locations.