System remotely monitors/configures HVAC equipment.
June 30, 2004 -
ExactAire system allows technicians to monitor and configure operation of temporary dehumidification, cooling, and heating equipment remotely via secure Web site. Compatible with any Munters climate control equipment, system monitors environmental components such as dew point, surface temperature, and RH. System records climate control conditions on onboard memory chip and also transmits them to secure Web site every hour.
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16900 Jordan Rd.
Selma, TX, 78154
Munters' New Exactaire System Allows Technicians to Monitor and Configure HVAC Equipment Remotely Via Secure Web Site
System Increases Customer Convenience
Munters now offers an innovative new technology for monitoring temporary dehumidification equipment on job sites. Called the ExactAire system, it allows technicians to conveniently monitor and configure the operation of Munters temporary dehumidification, cooling and heating equipment remotely via a secure Web site.
"The ExactAire system can be combined with any Munters climate control equipment and can monitor several different environmental components such as dew point, surface temperature and relative humidity," said Don Schnell, national sales manager for Moisture Control Services (MCS). "The system's flexibility allows customers to set desired parameters to cycle the equipment on and off to maintain and verify ideal conditions. Munters is the only air treatment company offering this technology."
The ExactAire system records climate control conditions on an onboard memory chip and also transmits those conditions to a secure Web site every hour.
These detailed messages include the recorded conditions, and the location, make, model and serial number of the unit involved. Alert messages are completely customizable, allowing the customer to choose whether alert messages are delivered via a pager, PCS, e-mail, or text message on a cellular telephone.
With a password, the customer can access the recorded conditions on the Web site and download them to a text or pdf file. This gives the Munters customer immediate access to accurate conditions recorded on the job that are less than 60 minutes old.
"ExactAire provides users with the secure knowledge that their climate control unit is operating efficiently and effectively, and that space conditions are maintained," said Schnell. "Customers can determine all of the set points they desire, giving them more control of the conditions delivered."
The system features a variety of benefits for customers. For example, climate control settings can be changed at any time remotely from a secure Web site.
"If a customer wants to change the dew point spread that controls the dehumidifier, the technician can do that on the Web site and the system will download the new configuration to the climate control unit in the field," added Schnell.
Additionally, the customer can be alerted to a problem before the blast turns. An ExactAire notification will alert the technician if the system is not holding the appropriate temperature or dew point.
Often no one realizes a generator has failed until the damage has already occurred. A battery backup enables ExactAire to send a "power failure" message if the generator shuts down or if there is any loss of power.
The system is primarily designed for tank coating applications but can be adapted to a variety of other temporary humidity or temperature control applications.
In tank applications, the system will relay a message when the surface temperature is approaching the dew point, or if the tank is out of the humidity range specified.
In such cases, timely repairs can be made before desired conditions in the controlled space are lost.
There also is a cost benefit because ExactAire has the ability to turn the dehumidifier on and off based on the difference between the dew point and the surface temperature. Because the unit is modulated on and off to maintain conditions, significant fuel savings can be realized.
ExactAire can be powered by a 110-volt line, 12-volt DC current or by solar collectors if there is no power available.
Headquartered in Glendale Heights, Ill., Munters Moisture Control Services is North America's largest water damage recovery/temporary humidity control company. It provides temporary climate control services throughout the United States and Canada. Munters, based in Amesbury, Mass., is the world's leading air treatment company manufacturing products that humidify, dehumidify, control emissions and dry water damaged environments.