I'm working on a project that requires an existing campus multi-site Trane Summit System to integrate to a new building's JCI system. I received help from a few people on here regarding Trane literature which has really helped me understand Trane's System.
The campus has multiple BCUs and I need advice on how to bring over JCI pts via BACNET/IP to the Summit PC Workstation. The new building requires over 170 controllers (furnishing FX LON controllers). The equipment involves about 170 unit ventilators with a chilled & hot water plant. Each UV has 8-I/O pts and the plant about 35-points (total of roughly 1400 pts) which need to be readable/writeable by the Summit System.
Would it be best or is it possible to:
1) Provide multiple BCUs to accommodate JCI LON controllers connected to BCU LonTalk comm5 link (I believe an enhanced BCU excepts up to 40-generic LON devices therefore would require 5-BCUs).
2) Provide a single or multiple BCUs in order to create internal binary & analog values which shall be used to translate Bacnet points imported from
2-FX60s which connect the 170+ JCI FX LON controllers.
3) Is #2 totally necessary or could I just create non-Trane devices (2-FX60s) under Summit Site Configuration? Would all of the 170+ FX LON field controller information auto-discover once the scan was performed?
Please expand on what you believe to be the best option. How many BCUs would be required? How would existing schedules be applied to the JCI controllers? Would graphic implementation be difficult in Summit?
Any immediate help would be appreciated. Thank you!!