Digital tools for HVAC systems are becoming crucial as digital tools in general are more and more important in all aspects of our lives.
COVID-19 has had and is still having a huge impact on society and businesses. The restrictive measures on social and economic activities imposed by governments across the world to slow down and control the spread of Coronavirus, have in many cases led us to a heavier use of digital tools so we could be able to carry out our activities while respecting social distancing and be safe.
We have been seeing that with companies increasingly relying on digital tools and platforms to allow their employees to work from home. But, also with schools, that during quarantine had to rely on conference call platforms to carry on classes and let students complete the school year.
So, digital tools have become, more than ever, part of our daily lives. If a few months ago these tools were not a real necessity for some businesses, today they are necessary for the great majority of businesses.
Of course, that does not exclude the Air Conditioning sector.
Digital Transformation (DX) Brand 2020
Daikin stands out as a brand that has been working for providing advanced solutions in terms of digital tools related Air Conditioning products and services.
That is one of the reasons why, for example, Daikin has been recently selected as Digital Transformation (DX) Brand 2020 by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
For this year, a total of 35 DX issue 2020 companies were selected, along with 21 DX notable companies, from across all industries.
The DX brand recognizes companies using data and digital technologies to transform and improve their products, services and business models, to establish a competitive advantage and create value for consumers.
That is exactly what Daikin has been doing. Daikin has identified IoT and AI technology as a means to provide Air Conditioning with high added value to society, which is one of the main themes in the strategic management plan Fusion 20.
Daikin contribution to the HVAC sector
Let’s refer specifically to the HVAC sector, though.
Daikin, as the only player in the Applied sector to have a cutting-edge solution such as Daikin On Site, has been providing an extremely valuable solution during COVID-19 and will keep providing added value to businesses as technology standards advance.
Like previously mentioned, all this is the result of a digital transformation Daikin has been working on over the years. The value of a solution like Daikin On Site was even more obvious during quarantine. During this period, it became very important to remotely control, monitor and perform diagnostic analysis on HVAC equipment instead of heaving people on site.
This tool has allowed engineers across the world to monitor, manage and control HVAC systems in real time, directly from the cloud. This has allowed them to remotely access HAVC equipment and take preventive actions – if needed – without even visiting the site. On top of that, Daikin on Site has given them the ability to give the customer the opportunity to see and assess live data such as efficiency performance of the equipment.
How Daikin On Site works
Daikin On Site (DoS) is an innovative remote monitoring tool that can provide 24/7 real time data, all year round, tracking chiller plants and air handling units behaviour and their correct functionality. All this allows plant owners to take preventive actions, avoiding extra costs associated with breakdowns and downtime.
From a plant manager perspective, then, DoS can be beneficial in many ways. Every time there is an alarm, plant managers can easily recognize the problem and find the right solution. Through this platform they can evaluate all the parameters in real time and if there is a need for any settings adjustment, they can act remotely. All of this allows both to improve units’ operation and management, and allows to increase units reliability.
Daikin on Site allows to plan technicians’ work. That means they have the possibility to prepare technicians about issues and possible solutions. Also, that allows to give technicians an idea of the spare parts they might need, then speeding up their work. Allowing them to work efficiently and reduce HVAC plants recovery time.
And on top of that, DoS allows to create periodical reports of the system performance or energy audits, which help keeping the system as efficient as possible.
For all these reasons Daikin on Site has become in time fundamental part of businesses, because it is able to increase the level of efficiency and reliability of a HVAC plant, almost completely from remote, which is now more than ever a huge necessity for all businesses in the era of Covid-19.
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