From Tube Cleaning to Data Insights: Metis™ Controls Advance Helios Tube Cleaning System® and Facility Operations
Mitigating Chiller Tube Fouling
Chiller fouling is an enduring challenge that afflicts over 95% of all operational chillers. For over a decade, the award-winning Helios Tube Cleaning System® has delivered a game-changing solution for mitigating fouling issues in these critical systems and optimizing chiller efficiency. Further transformation lies in the integration of Metis™ Controls within the Helios system, reshaping facility management by not only tackling tube fouling but creating a platform of intuitive interface and automatic control ensuring optimal continuous operation. In an era where energy efficiency stands as a paramount concern for financial goals, carbon neutrality, and sustainability objectives, The Helios Tube Cleaning System with Metis™ Controls is heralding a future characterized by innovation, heightened intelligence, and efficiency.
Overview of MetisTM Controls
Metis™ Controls are the new gold standard for advanced operation of the Helios Tube Cleaning System. The Metis™ Control system introduces an advanced user interface with a flexible system architecture, significantly enhancing interoperability with building automation systems (BAS) and providing the ultimate performance in monitoring and operating ease. Flexibility in communication protocols ensures seamless compatibility, optimizing the performance of Helios Tube Cleaning System applications, while remaining adaptable to forthcoming advancements in machine learning, sensor technology, fault detection, and IoT applications. Furthermore, Metis™ Controls uphold the same rigorous quality and reliability standards that Innovas customers have grown to rely upon.
Advanced User Interface and Operability: Metis™ Controls feature an intuitive graphical user interface configurable to the plant equipment layout and adaptable to display site-specific equipment nomenclature—ensuring ease of operation for even the most novice user. Detailed event logs and alarm management enable rapid system response and guarantee that Helios Tube Cleaning System applications deliver peak performance.
Native Integration and Connectivity: Metis™ Controls are designed with native integration capabilities for machine learning, sensor evolution, fault detection, reporting and IoT applications. Flexible and open communications architecture greatly improves interoperability with building automation systems (BAS) via ModBus or BACnet communication protocols.
Quality and Reliability: Just like the Helios Tube Cleaning System®, Metis™ Controls are constructed to meet the stringent quality and reliability standards that Innovas customers have come to expect. Legacy Helios control systems have operated in the field continuously for over 10 years while logging millions of operating hours. with a reliability standard approaching 100%. The improved Metis™ Control system is built even stronger to contribute to the Helios life cycle performance for decades to come.
Built for Growth: Metis™ is built on a platform for future growth in digital interface, sensing and system awareness provisions including remote monitoring, designed for extended capability in machine learning and expandable I/O for future industry-leading performance.