No matter the stage of your energy efficiency strategy the CATALYST can meet you where you’re at.
Multiple sensors protect the HVAC unit against airflow deficiencies, which can cause refrigerant flooding, coil icing, and high temperature conditions.
Opti-Run Fan Control reduces fan speed when no heat or cool calls are present for dramatic energy savings
Prior to allowing heating or cooling operation the CATALYST checks for a positive indication that the fan is running
The CATALYST monitors smoke/fire detector signal to provide positive shutdown of the HVAC supply fan even if the VFD has been placed in a local control override.
The CATALYST assures code compliance and proper ventilation with synchronous control of the outside air damper position in conjunction with fan speed variations.
Enhanced Ventilation Control can be used to increase fresh air volume in the space, reducing the risk of airborne virus transmission
The CATALYST comes equipped with a Service Switch that allows technicians to cycle through operating cycles to quickly diagnose issues
When connected to the eIQ Platform the CATALYST BMS can send configurable email alerts on a number of equipment and comfort conditions
More than just a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)
CATALYST Lite is a powerful energy efficiency upgrade kit that converts constant volume HVAC systems from single-speed to variable-speed, reducing fan energy use by an average of 70%. It is unlike any other product on the market and offers key benefits that are not available with a simple VFD or drive product. As part of our CATALYST solution product line, CATALYST Lite maintains our commitment to basic system protections and proper ventilation, unlike simple VFDs or low-tech drive products on the market.
Ideal for Integration with Existing BMS Systems
Clients who often benefit from CATALYST Lite usually have multiple sites and/or a portfolio of properties already managed by a building management system (BMS). CATALYST Lite can easily be applied in just a few short hours to any packaged rooftop unit (RTU) with a 3-phase supply fan motor. CATALYST Lite can typically be transferred from one RTU to another of the same size and horsepower with no additional programming needed. This is extremely beneficial to clients with aging equipment nearing end of life. These older RTUs can still be retrofitted along with newer units and deliver energy savings for years to come.
Utility Rebates and Incentives can pay for CATALYST Lite
Utilities across the country offer incentives for CATALYST installations. Some will cover 100% of the cost of a CATALYST Lite installation leaving you with ROI from energy savings on Day 1.
Why choose CATALYST Lite over a simple drive product?
The CATALYST Lite is a variation of the patented, award-winning CATALYST, the leading RTU Retrofit solution and the only product validated and tested by the U.S. Department of Energy, proving a average energy savings of over 55%.
Protects the HVAC unit against airflow deficiencies, which can cause refrigerant flooding, coil icing, and high temperature conditions.
Recognizes economizer cooling calls, not just mechanical cooling calls, and increases fan speed.
Monitors smoke/fire detector signal to provide positive shutdown of the HVAC supply fan even if the VFD has been placed in a local control override.
Checks for a positive indication that the fan is running prior to allowing heating or cooling operation.
Assures code compliance and proper ventilation with synchronous control of the outside air damper position in conjunction with fan speed variations.
Integrates with most existing building automation systems to allow drive reset, fan speed override, or speed indication.
Installed by trained local technicians rather than roving installation teams, for long-term support to end-users.
Energy Manager Today awarded the eIQ Platform Product of the Year for 2019
Some comments from the Judges:
SINGLE PANE OF GLASS DISPLAY FOR LARGE PORTFOLIOS
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