Featured LabVIEW Case Study: Improving Home Heating and Cooling

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Regulating indoor temperature seems as easy as pushing a button on your thermostat, but it involves multiple systems working together to get the job done. If you’ve ever had your air conditioning break in the middle of summer, you know how uncomfortable it can be when these systems fail. To prevent service outages and reduce energy consumption, Danfoss A/S built the world’s first test center for indoor climate products.

 

 

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Danfoss A/S designed and built a control and data acquisition system using NI CompactDAQ, CompactRIO, and LabVIEW. They used the NI CompactDAQ platform as the backbone of the system due to its flexibility and Ethernet connectivity. By creating a new LabVIEW test framework, Danfoss A/S constructed a test solution that supports new devices. The test center is capable of controlling and monitoring both energy generators (heat pumps, gas boilers) and heat emitters (radiators, floor heating) as well as controlling the simulated outdoor environment in a climate room.

 

The test center will allow Danfoss A/S to continue producing reliable energy products. A new solution for cooling or heating your home might be right around the corner.

 

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