Energy Efficient Controller Featured in H & V News
Top Hex have developed a ground-breaking duct heater
controller for All Around Heating Products Ltd. This new product has
caught the eye of the editor of H&V News who decided to run an article
on the product.
The electronic controller uses a self-tuning algorithm
which optimises the control in order to minimise the amount of
electricity used. On comparative test, the Top Hex controller used over
20% less energy than a competitors products. On relatively small heater
of say 3.0kW, this could amount to savings of hundreds of pounds per
Top Hex engineers invested a great deal of time
analysing how the envirnoment of a duct heater and analysing how
conventional controllers (usually PID) fail to offer the maximum
efficiency. Overshoot and undershoot are often highlighted as being
major inadequacies of traditional PID control, however it was the
inability to react to changing process conditions that was the greatest
failing. Gary Weston explains,
"Although a traditional duct heater may perform well
when installed, a change in the process conditions may render it
inefficient. For example, a change in ambient temperature between autumn
or winter or even the sun shining through a window all have an effect.
The Top Hex controller continually adapts to the environment offering
the best possible efficiency".
But it is not only the electronic controller which is
innovative. All Around Heating Products are selling their duct heaters
online at www.aahproducts.com
and are able to deliver standard heaters from stock.
There are many applications where a self-tuning or
adaptive controller can offer advantages over conventional PID control.
For more information call 01480 456200 and speak to a Top Hex engineer.