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    Okay, I have just inherited some old Alerton...

    Okay, I have just inherited some old Alerton controllers. I have a dead TUX SA 651. I understand that these are obsolete. I am looking for some information on the comms and what I might use to...
  2. Thread: Trane Rover

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    Scrooloose, That remindes me I hav never been to...

    Scrooloose,
    That remindes me I hav never been to a panel that was in the suply duct of a unit except for a Trane factory unit. Hmmm I didn'tthink you needed to have a computer that would fit into a...
  3. Thread: Trane Rover

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    crappy 508's

    They are what they are. Any canned controllers from Trane are what they are. You can't change any AHU controllers. When you bring them up on Rover you get a different interface with limited...
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    Hated UC's

    I always hated those UC's I am glad not to touch them again.
  5. Thread: Trane Rover

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    Rover 6

    Rover 6 uses USB. I still like the Rover 5 with the PCMCIA card but with Rover 6 you have the USB port with less driver issues. I also long for the old PPCL days where you create a point and it is in...
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    maybe a yasakawa

    They use the Yasakawa drives for many things.
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    can I help?

    It's hard to say what the override button was wired too. I imagine from what you posted that a button was wired to a UI that when closed then started both units through code. Are both units tied to...
  8. Thread: Trane Rover

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    reply

    I was fed and learned on the Siemens and Andover system. These systems allow users to override points from the front end. I have had many issues with regards to the TGP of the Trane system not...
  9. Thread: Trane Rover

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    careful

    So, If you understand what Rover is and how to use it then I suggest that you get your company to purchase it. It is useful but you can screw up alot of things with it. The only way to get to the...
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    YES YES

    Hmm... The older I get the dumber I am. I see stuff that I wrote and say I wonder how many techs came back to fix this crap? It's a good wake up once in a while.

    Cheers,
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    C'mon Shiff

    I agree that the Home office wants you to use their code but when was the day they wrote code for anywhere but BG? In SoCal we don't have freezing winters. We don't need freeze stats we don't have...
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    clarification

    You posted that you were going t otry to access the MEC through the MMI port on the MEC. This can only be done with an analog modem. these panels along with the MBC's are picky the older the more...
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    I feel your pain

    Not sure what the power isue is maybe an undersized transformer. but that would take out all controllers on the xfmer. I recently put a wireless router on my system so I can access all controllers on...
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    ir sensors

    Controldude has my vote. I have only worked on 2 ice rinks and both used the ir sensors. no problems with thos except to get to them in the rafters. pretty accurate.
  15. Thread: Trane job?

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    Can't stop a Trane

    I did a year with Trane. Coming from Siemens with some Andover experience I was a little frustrated with the limitations of the platform, lots of cookie cutter stuff. I do like the central plant...
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    modem replacement?

    I would echo the garbage on the phone line as the #1 culprit but:

    This can also happen when you replace an old modem with a new modem. I have seen this when trying to connect to a site with a...
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    Trane information

    I recently worked for Trane and left for a new job. I would be happy to answer any questions that I can. I have been in controls since 1997. Siemens, Adover and Trane. Look up my email on my profile...
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    any specific items?

    Any specific things you need help on?
  19. Thread: Job Opp.

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    simsd is right

    I am sure that they have told you that they will send you to school and that Mr. senior control guy will be a phone call away. Then the truth comes out. They expect you to "work through" the problem,...
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    Rover

    I would just contact Trane directly for Rover. They will sell you the software. You should also get a laptop for the Rover software you can install it on the front end but being able to be in the...
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    reboot

    You may want to cycle power on the 581. I have had them lock up for one reason or another. Cycling power has worked for me. also, if the com cable is damaged the front end will not see the...
  22. Thread: New Controls

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    yes the arm pit of california, Bako

    It's nice and hot here. Who would be asking?
  23. Thread: New Controls

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    agreed amigo

    I am now waiting at the edge of my seat to know what existing DDC system is installed. Please tell us! We want to help but need information.

    Cheers,
    Matt
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    hyper terminal

    As stated above yes you can. I work on Trane controls now but I miss the days of hyper terminal and doing anything I wanted to with no proprietary software. With a good site setup with good point...
  25. Thread: hospitals

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    From install to service

    I have worked in the industry since 1997. I have worked as a control tech at Siemens and a smaller company Advanced Automated Systems. Performing installations of automation systems for hospitals,...
  26. other uses for CO2 sensors

    Like the others I have used them in schools and performing art theaters. I have also had to use them in a project for a court house. The buses for the prisoners parked right next to the AHU air...
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    knob part number

    The knob you might be looking for:
    part number KNB00134

    try it out.

    Matt
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    you can buy the knobs

    Yes, you can buy the knobs seperately. I will get the part number tomorrow and post it. I bought 20 of them for the same issue you are having.

    Matt
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    Knob issues

    I work in a hospital with "educated" doctors and nurses. And yes I have had many issues with the knobs being broken off. I have given up and just replace as needed.

    Good luck!!
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    It is an old unit. I don't think the budget would...

    It is an old unit. I don't think the budget would allow to much money to be spent to try to fix it so replacement sounds like the best idea. Thanks for your input.
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    there were 2 filters on the unit 1 inside the...

    there were 2 filters on the unit 1 inside the controller and the other one at the end of the piping.
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    bench pump

    I checked the filter and it was dirty. The pump does not seem to be working. Can this be replaced or is it worth it?
    It is 1 channel
    Does anyone have any kind of manual for this? I will probably...
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    Trane Refrigerent Monitor RMWD 2200AA0

    I have a Trane Monitor for 1 of my chiller rooms. It's a RMWD 2200AA0 calibrated for HCFC-123. I have no tech manual for it and have an alarm stating "bench flow loss" I have asked the Trane mechanic...
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    Run the mule

    The idea that a controls company, which I worked for, would push to the edge is unacceptable. I will continue to ensure that these items are corrected!! I will not allow this to continue.

    But...
  35. Thread: Apogee/Reno

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    I would ask to what level they want remote...

    I would ask to what level they want remote monitoring? Alarming should already be set up and you can add devices to be sent alarms i.e. pager, phones. If there is a good tech you can always just use...
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    thanks for the EP update.

    Thanks for the heads up... I looked into it too. always good to have new eyes on a sinkhole. Cheers
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    YES I blame the name.

    So you buy a Chevy and it sucks!!! Is there no checks and balances? Can the organization be held accountable? Sure it can ... Reputation is everything.
    Should I tell my friends in the industry...
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    paid for the chevy not a Kia

    We paid for the Chevy not the Caddy. Also, No I was with Trane for awhile but decided to leave when I had no support in the branch or at the West coast level. I kind of works I suppose 50% of the...
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    missed the question

    I may be missing something but is the question.. Should I go to LONWORKS or stay with a proprietary system like Siemens? If you are going to invest in a new front end and move ALL 24 MBC points to a...
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    hardwired points

    I have not had any problems with hardwired points to Andover. it was yorkchiller points over MSTP that were the problem
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    Iggypop knows

    Iggy,
    sounds like you have been around in the Siemens world for a bit. I like to see good advise makes me feel better about questions I might ask on this site. Cheers,
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    MSTP or ethernet?

    I have had issues with using BACNET over MSTP with Andover. i had a chiller that was passing values to an Andover system by MSTP. Lots of dropped values and problems with resetting setpoints. I have...
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    yes good EP's

    I must explain that I was not trying to ask for advise but merly to point out the lack of quality. The EP's that are installed are great. I might point out most are in the Hand position 'cause the...
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    What's the problem?

    Hmm, Well considering that the facility paid alot of money for the crappy work done and that trane put it's name behind it. I think that 's the problem. Would you want this in your facility? By the...
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    More shame for Trane

    Here are a couple of pics from an "upgrade" that Trane did. Now, Trane did use a sub for the electrical but I am not sure how much Project Management was used. And, was there any commissioning done?...
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    unbundleing points for LON works

    They will interface and you can bring the points into the Siemens database but all points that you want to bring in you have to manually unbundle into the APOGEE front end. Also, the particular LON...
  47. Great for you

    Well, you may be an exception. I have worked for good HVAC controls companies, Siemens and Advanced Automated Systems. These companies provided real factory classes. As a Trane employee I was never...
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    may have a fix

    contact me if you need some help with that.
  49. Shops Differ

    I have been in the industry for 11 years and worked at Siemens and Trane. I have to say that it's not the controls but the shop. If you have good salesmen and a good PM then it's a good place to...
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