AirMaster control panels are designed to be intuitive in operation and come with 2 different levels of control:
- Airlinq ‘Viva’ control panels, with display and control of fan speed. All other functions are programmed in from a laptop via USB connection, giving automatic synchronisation with the PC’s date and time.
- Airlinq ‘Orbit’ control panels enable manual setting of all main ventilation functions, including air flow, timers and night cooling, Current room CO₂ content can be displayed, giving a direct measure of the effectiveness of ventilation. The clear display includes a text description of all warnings and alarms.
Both types of panel have an on-board data logger, which permits the monitoring of unit performance.
Fan speed can be easily altered using the touch function. Simply apply finger pressure to the radial line showing current fan speed and move finger along a circular path to reach the radial line corresponding to the required fan speed. The new setting is confirmed the moment that the finger is lifted away. To avoid unauthorised changes being made, an electronic tamper proof lock can be applied.
The sheer breadth of information available through the Airlinq system makes each control panel a very powerful diagnostic tool. Here is a shortened version of the functions available:
- Airflow can be demand controlled so as to manage room CO₂ or humidity levels.
- Can be selected to ‘property vacant’ mode, where ventilation follows timer instructions but only at lowest flow.
- On-going monitoring of filter condition.
- Programming of night cooling, to improve room comfort the following day.
- Continuous data logging at 5-minute intervals, with capacity for 1 year’s data storage. Enables reports to be generated of unit performance and indoor air quality, providing powerful diagnostics to resolve operational issues which may arise.
Where a client may wish to avoid having control panels local to heat recovery ventilation units (as in the case for SEN classrooms, for example), operating signals can be sent from one master Orbit control panel to a maximum of 20 separate heat recovery ventilation units.
Where a site is provided with a BMS which includes control of ventilation, a network interface module can be provided within each AirMaster unit. Interface modules can be chosen to ensure compatibility with either KNX, BACnet/IP, BACnet MS/TP, LON or MODBUS RTU RS485 protocols. If the extent of interfacing is limited to just enable/disable (from the BMS) and fault indication (to the BMS), this provision can be made by an additional relay per unit.
A comprehensive description of Airlinq capabilities is given in the ‘Control and Operation’ brochure of the AirMaster Ventilation in Balance series. If you would like a copy of this, please feel free to contact us.