Understanding connected technologies in the HVAC Industry
Ensuring the safe operation of boilers is important both for preserving the safety of those working with and around these systems and for proper operation of the larger industrial ecosystems in which they work. Mechanically, boiler systems have remained largely the same from the standpoint of production and use, and now manufacturers wishing to innovate in the space are turning to technology.
The increasingly prevalent connectivity afforded by what is known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing the HVAC landscape. Connected technologies are still fairly new, but manufacturers focused on every segment – residential, commercial, and industrial – are testing the waters and beginning to purse new innovations in search of a competitive advantage. For component and boiler manufactures, smart technology may offer the opportunity to optimize performance, improve energy efficiency, or even offer remote diagnostics and control but, as with all changes, there are growing pains. These new technologies are creating unique challenges and require a dedicated effort to stay one step ahead.
Read the full article in the November 2018 issue of ABMA’s Today’s Boiler