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Carrier® ChillerVu™

Plant System Manager

Carrier® ChillerVu™ controller based Plant System Manager Solution delivers fully optimized control for chiller plant operations from a sophisticated, scalable native BACnet® control solution.

Available in Asia, the new Plant System Manager Solution builds on the capabilities of Carrier’s legacy Chillervisor System Manager (CSM) and the WebCTRL®/i-Vu® Open Chiller Plant Application Suite. A dedicated plant system controller with a library of factory-engineered control programs, the ChillerVu is designed to cover the most common chiller plant configurations. The scalable hardware and software architecture allows for future cost-effective plant expansion and system upgrades as improved efficiency algorithms and control methodologies are developed.

Designed to provide optimized management over the entire chiller plant, the factory-engineered control programs coordinate the management of chillers, pumps and towers into a finely tuned, cohesive system. The Carrier® ChillerVu™ controller based Plant System Manager Solution is able to control Carrier 16, 19, 23, or 30 series chillers (air- or water-cooled), and includes full integration capabilities, allowing it to monitor and control other equipment in the chiller plant, including non-Carrier chillers.

The Carrier® ChillerVu™ controller based Plant System Manager Solution quickly responds to the needs of the building by automatically starting or stopping the plant, optimizing plant water temperatures, and matching the tonnage produced to the tonnage required by the building. The intuitive WebCTRL®/i-Vu user interface provides facility managers with real-time and historical performance data for the chiller plant. In addition, pre-configured trends and alarms offer insight into plant maintenance and performance, while also providing aid in system troubleshooting.

Benefits

  • Chiller Manager – Basic staging for up to 8 chillers, and expandable for larger plants
  • Pump Managers – Primary, secondary, and condenser
    • Coordinated staging for up to 8 headered chilled water pumps in constant or variable primary flow, and in primary/secondary arrangements
    • Coordinated staging for up to 8 headered condenser water pumps in constant flow configurations
  • Tower Manager - Coordinated control of up to 8 open or closed single cooling towers
  • Single Tower - Self-contained tower control programs, including control points for both open and closed tower configurations
  • Single Chiller – Complete control for single chiller systems, includin I/O for a single chiller with dedicated tower and associated pumps
  • Chilled Water Pumps/Basic Arrangements – Single and dual pump control, lead/lag, lead/standby, constant volume, and variable speed
  • Carrier® 23XRV Series Counter Flow (SCF) – This application provides control of two Carrier® 23XRV chiller piped in series/counterflow arrangement. (Certain restrictions apply. Please contact Control Systems Support for additional information regarding SCF applications).

Hardware Features

  • Ethernet Port for LAN, BACnet IP, and/or Modbus TCP/IP communications
  • BACnet Port for BACnet MS/TP communications
  • Supports Auto-discovery of CCN® Devices on a RS-485 port
  • Supports up to 1000 integration points for other plant equipment using BACnet, Modbus® and LonWorks® protocol
  • Supports 20 I/O points directly (12 universal inputs, 8 universal outputs)
  • Supports up to (6) MPC Open XPIO expanders (in any combination) for additional point capacity (164 I/O points total)

Benefits

  • Chiller Manager – Basic staging for up to 8 chillers, and expandable for larger plants
  • Pump Managers – Primary, secondary, and condenser
    • Coordinated staging for up to 8 headered chilled water pumps in constant or variable primary flow, and in primary/secondary arrangements
    • Coordinated staging for up to 8 headered condenser water pumps in constant flow configurations
  • Tower Manager - Coordinated control of up to 8 open or closed single cooling towers
  • Single Tower - Self-contained tower control programs, including control points for both open and closed tower configurations
  • Single Chiller – Complete control for single chiller systems, includin I/O for a single chiller with dedicated tower and associated pumps
  • Chilled Water Pumps/Basic Arrangements – Single and dual pump control, lead/lag, lead/standby, constant volume, and variable speed
  • Carrier® 23XRV Series Counter Flow (SCF) – This application provides control of two Carrier® 23XRV chiller piped in series/counterflow arrangement. (Certain restrictions apply. Please contact Control Systems Support for additional information regarding SCF applications).

Hardware Features

  • Ethernet Port for LAN, BACnet IP, and/or Modbus TCP/IP communications
  • BACnet Port for BACnet MS/TP communications
  • Supports Auto-discovery of CCN® Devices on a RS-485 port
  • Supports up to 1000 integration points for other plant equipment using BACnet, Modbus® and LonWorks® protocol
  • Supports 20 I/O points directly (12 universal inputs, 8 universal outputs)
  • Supports up to (6) MPC Open XPIO expanders (in any combination) for additional point capacity (164 I/O points total)