SPX Cooling Tech, LLC, a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of evaporative cooling towers and air-cooled heat exchangers, has introduced the Marley CoolBoost Opti FC Control Panel, a new and intuitive control system designed for Marley MH and DT fluid cooler models. CoolBoost Opti FC gives users the ability to optimize their system’s performance with flexible operating modes designed to conserve energy or water, depending on the selected mode.
Explaining the product, Aaron Todd, Product Development Lead with SPX Cooling Tech, said, “The modern features of the CoolBoost Opti FC interface – the touchscreen and the easy-to-use comprehensive status view – are almost enough to distract from its most-impressive feature: it allows operators to select dry-priority or wet-priority modes for saving water or energy, when necessary.”
The control panel gives operators the option to choose one of four modes: Wet First, Dry First, Wet Only or Dry Only. Wet First and Dry First modes allow users to setup a staging effect for when the pump and fan are turned on and off based on system requirements and environmental factors. Wet Only and Dry Only modes let the fluid cooler operate without the use of the pump or the fan respectively.
Other features of the control panel include an integral PLC for selectable control options – including Auto, Hand and Off – and BMS integration capabilities that allow for remote or local system control. The CoolBoost Opti FC panel is also BACnet communication compatible, simplifying integration into BMS systems for monitoring, control and saving historical data.