Valve developer Frese says it has found a way to reduce the number of required valve components through the Combiflow 6-Way.
With the Combiflow 6-Way component, the company says that only one valve and one actuator is required to achieve complete pressure independent balancing and control.
“One actuator means only one data point versus conventional six-way valves that need to be coupled with additional PICV and actuator for similar control or manual balance valves and DPCV with lower authority flow control,” says Frese.
“This is possible because Frese has directly built in the differential pressure control into the 6-way valve, and turned it into a compact all-in-one solution. Frese has a patent pending on this integrated technology.
“We have also designed the Frese Combiflow 6-Way to cover a wide flow range, which simplifies the selection process, since a limited product range can cover a wide variety of needs. In addition, an extremely high flow capability has made it possible to downsize the valve dimension, further contributing to the valve’s compact design.”
The Frese Combiflow 6-Way is controlled by a rotating actuator with Modbus or analogue control. Notably, it enables remote commissioning via the BMS.
By requiring fewer fire penetrations, less pipework, fewer data points and reduced fan coil costs, the company says the new design also has the potential to reduce a building’s cost.
Frese has over 30 years’ experience designing, developing and supplying valves and controls for both heating and cooling systems.