by Brianna Crandall — April 15, 2022 — Carrier has added new TruVu zone HVAC controllers to the i-Vu building automation system. Designed for pressure independent variable air volume (VAV) and pressure dependent variable volume and temperature (VVT) applications, these controllers feature built-in control programs that are engineered for efficiency, energy savings and optimum equipment performance. They also feature dual IP ports for high-speed BACnet/IP communication. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.
Available in three versions, VAV Zone, VVT Zone and VVT Bypass, the new TruVu controllers provide zone-level temperature, humidity and air quality control. They include an integrated actuator and can be field mounted on Carrier VAV and VVT air terminals. They are preprogrammed with equipment graphics, trends and alarms for the i-Vu building automation system, simplifying system setup and providing building operators with tools that help them reduce energy consumption, improve operational efficiencies and maximize occupant comfort.
Mark Jones, business manager, Commercial Controls, Carrier, stated:
With the reliability and efficiency of Carrier equipment, the precise performance of TruVu zone controls, and the seamless management provided by the i-Vu building automation system, building operators can reduce costs, optimize facilities and create a more comfortable environment for occupants.
While optimized to work with Carrier heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment, TruVu zone controls are also flexible enough to work with third-party HVAC equipment. A standard library of control programs is available for most VAV, VVT and zone applications. In addition, custom control sequences can be created using the SNAP graphical programming tool to meet specific application needs.
The new TruVu controllers have been tested and certified by BACnet Testing Laboratories, says Carrier, and they meet the BACnet Advanced Application Controllers and BACnet Broadcast Management Device profiles. A simple software update enables future communication protocols such as IPv6, BACnet Secure Connect and wireless, reinforcing Carrier’s commitment to industry standards. The controllers can be used on both new and existing i-Vu projects, making retrofits quick and easy.
The new TruVu Dual IP zone controllers are available through Carrier sales offices worldwide. For more information on the i-Vu building automation system and TruVu controllers, visit the Carrier website. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food-service customers.