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CT Chapter of ASHRAE: November Meeting – Offsite Tour at Belimo

November 08, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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BELIMO Aircontrols
33 Turner Road
Danbury, CT 06810


Please register by 11/5/18 to avoid a $10 late fee

November 8, 2018 DINNER MEETING

Belimo Facility Tour

*Please note the technical session topic has changed.


Belimo AirControls Inc.

33 Turner Rd.

Danbury, CT 06810


Program Schedule:

4:00-5:00 – Technical Session - Eliminating the High Cost of Overpumping (1 PDH)

5:00-5:45 – Social "hour"

5:45-6:30 – Dinner

6:30-8:00 – Belimo Factory Tour (1 PDH)


Technical Session: Eliminating the High Cost of Overpumping - 1 PDH

This 50 minute presentation will examine how inadequate hydronic balancing will cause over pumping and low delta T. Low delta T is very costly but can be corrected. Keeping the water in the coils per their design will allow chillers, coils and pumps to perform according to their design specifications. We will review savings calculations based on correcting low delta T.

  • Flow study and pumping cost analysis
  • System Design and Sizing (Valve-Coils-Chillers)
  • Pressure Independent Valves/Dynamic Balancing
  • Delta T Management, Correcting Low Delta T
  • Case Studies
  • Data Analysis, Optimization and Functionality
  • Calculate Savings
  • Heating Applications


Belimo Tour Overview - 1 PDH:

Join us in a guided tour of the new Belimo facility in Danbury, CT, highlighting the state of the art automation system and lean manufacturing of valves, actuators, and sensors.  Participants will learn about these products focusing on how and where they are used to support the HVAC industry.  The energy efficient HVAC systems serving the new facility will also be presented.

Tour Highlights

  • View Belimo's demo room
    • Actuators
    • Globe valves
    • Zone valves
    • Butterfly valves
    • Pressure independent valves: PIQCV, ePIV, Energy Valve, 6-way valve
    • Sensors
  • Test lab viewing area
  • Product assembly and distribution line.
  • Mechanical room tour - boilers, pumps, piping, valves, expansion tanks etc.
  • Explan why pressure independent control valves benefit occupant comfort and contribute to energy savings.
  • Demonstrate how a chilled beam works for heating/cooling and the temperatures required for the chilled water
  • Promote demonstrated operational excellence, i.e. open floor plan, innovative work and meeting spaces, visible exposure to products.


Belimo Facility Tour Overview:

Experience Location Guide
Belimo locations, Belimo misson & values, product display, CESIM, Belimo University Building entry & lobby Vic Coppola
6-way window, history wall, test lab, valve evolution, mechanical room Ground floor Joe Carcare
Product installation viewing fire and smoke product installation, corporate offices 2nd floor Michaela DeMarchi
Product assembly and distribution Ground floor - Production Alan Kovacs
Highlight our portfoli of products through demonstration 1st floor - Demo Room Justin Lindstorm


Speaker Bio's: 


Vic Coppola

Vice President, Product Management & Marketing Americas

Vic is an experienced business leader with an established record of success in developing and marketing commercial HVAC products at Belimo Americas. He has extensive experience in coordinating research and development, manufacturing and sales efforts within the Belimo organization. Victor joined Belimo over 14 years ago and has been Vice President of Product Management and Marketing since 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Marketing.


Joseph Carcare

Product Manager – Specializing in Belimo Butterfly Valves

Joe has many years’ experience in dealing with product support at Belimo. He has spent the past eight years in product management and is a certified Product Manager (PM). Joe promotes and manages globe valves, retrofits and most recently butterfly valves.  Prior to his current role as a PM, Joe led the technical support team for five years, connecting with customers.

Joe specializes in technical drafting, machine and tool, and has a wealth of knowledge in manufacturing processes including casting, molding and ultrasonic welding. He has extensive knowledge of all HVAC systems and in particular the workings of steam services.

Joe holds an Associate degree from the University of Phoenix in Business/Marketing with a minor in Oral Communications and is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).


Justin Lindstrom

Product Manager – Specializing in Belimo ZIP Economizer & Air Performance Devices

Justin leverages his broad array of industry experience to bear on a multitude of Belimo products. As a former Belimo patron and systems integrator in the pharmaceutical,  life science, and healthcare sectors, Justin is in the unique position to bring a customer focused perspective to Belimos product development, sales, and marketing efforts.  Justin has been with Belimo for 2 years.


Michaela DeMarchi

Manager, Training Solutions – Specializing in Employee and Customer training


Alan Kovacs

Vice President Quality & Customer Service Americas


Meeting Sponsors:

Wine/Beer Raffle Sponsor: 1 Available

Appetizer Display Tray Sponsor: 1 Available

Vendor Tables: 3 Available


Dinner Menu:

Appetizer: Autumn Salad with Mixed Greens, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Sliced Apples, Seasoned Walnuts, Dried Cranberries and Creamy Apple Vinaigrette

Entree 1: Cranberry Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast

Entree 2: Honey Garlic Dijon Pork Tenderloin

Entree 3: Eggplant Rollatini

Side 1: Rice and Mixed Grain Pilaf

Side 2: Seasonal Vegetable

Artisan Rolls and Butter

Dessert- Assorted Mini Italian Pastries



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$50.00 Connecticut ASHRAE Member Ticket
$60.00 after 5:00 pm November 5

$50.00 Bi-State Chapter
$60.00 after 5:00 pm November 5

$60.00 Nonmember (Guest)
$70.00 after 5:00 pm November 5

$20.00 Student Nonmember Ticket
$25.00 after 5:00 pm November 5

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