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    Basically comes down to drivers. A Niagara...

    Basically comes down to drivers. A Niagara Station uses a network driver to fetch real-time data which are modeled with proxy points. So you've got "Field Bus" Drivers (Lonworks, BACnet, Modbus),...
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    When I attended the VykonPro course back in 2016...

    When I attended the VykonPro course back in 2016 (Richmond corp. training facility), the President dropped by
    for a little Q&A. I asked the same question - "What's the future?" One reply was to...
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    The Honeywell Grey Book suggestion by...

    The Honeywell Grey Book suggestion by kontrophreak is spot on - find it, read it, park it in your 'controls library'.
    Attached are some learning 'goodies' that U might find helpful. The block...
  4. I might be jumping the 'gun' a bit - but these...

    I might be jumping the 'gun' a bit - but these days the 'days' are moving fast and getting faster. As Admiral Hyman Rickover once said, "You must learn from the mistakes of others. You will never...
  5. Kanes - The best training is to read the HVAC...

    Kanes -

    The best training is to read the HVAC mech & controls books and do the actual work. Sorry, but reading is one your own time. Get you hands on the Honeywell "Grey Book"- can't go wrong...
  6. If you would post your email address in your...

    If you would post your email address in your profile I'd be happy to send you my "Niagara Workbench Guide" -
    based on Tridium courses, work experiences & reading all those Tridium Guides. Very...
  7. Another way to go is to use a Chiller assessment...

    Another way to go is to use a Chiller assessment tool. Contact your local JCI rep. and request them to send the Yorkworks CE software (requires registration). Yorkworks CE is a suite of software....
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    In teaching AX Composites, I used a Lead-Lag pump...

    In teaching AX Composites, I used a Lead-Lag pump example. See attached PDF.
  9. Ambition - I'm an ex Honeywell DDC tech. Got...

    Ambition -

    I'm an ex Honeywell DDC tech. Got all the bruised 'knuckles' learning CARE + Tridium. If you'd post your email address in your profile I'd be happy to send you my 'ninga' tools - like...
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    This is a topic, IMHO, that sometimes be very...

    This is a topic, IMHO, that sometimes be very important in regards to PM. Many moons ago, back in my Staefa days (DOS days), I was a PM on a Middle East project. Along with running (2) big jobs,...
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    Just curious about implementing the "Trim &...

    Just curious about implementing the "Trim & Response" strategy (where you trim the static prs. setpt when all the boxes are satisfied and increase the setpoint by a xx value when one or more boxes...
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    Ok, I'll bite...In the "Niagara AX Kit Control...

    Ok, I'll bite...In the "Niagara AX Kit Control Guide" you'll see a discussion on "best practice" philosophies about point & control strategy locations. See attached PDF for visual.

    Philosophy A. ...
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    Newton's Law of Cooling says that the rate of...

    Newton's Law of Cooling says that the rate of thermal energy is proportional to the temp difference - that's seems right - like what we'd expect.

    With that Energy equation (not rate), it's got the...
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    Another way to look at it is to start with...

    Another way to look at it is to start with Newton's Law of Cooling. For a flat surface:
    Btu/hr = U x A x (delta T), where U = heat transfer coefficient (btu/ft2-hr-F) and A is the area (ft2)
    ...
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    Maybe there's some 'thread creep' going on (maybe...

    Maybe there's some 'thread creep' going on (maybe just on the router talk) , but last year I got the slight 'creeps' in dealing with a system that compromised the following:
    1) Plexus Altitude...
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    IT vs OT

    My colleagues and I have had a several discussions with the IT staff (military, "G6 folks") on the topic of "Control Manuf. Comparison". The IT staff is slowly warming up to the fact that they need...
  17. orion - It that your personal 'ninja lab' or...

    orion -

    It that your personal 'ninja lab' or the office testing lab? Yes, very cool setup. For years I've wanted to build a mini-lab for my Tridium AX improvement - see, I'm dating myself, now...
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    You could try contacting Alper Uzmezler - the...

    You could try contacting Alper Uzmezler - the graphic wiz.
    www.bssg.com
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    Sounds good. But back to that comment about...

    Sounds good. But back to that comment about 'fouled' tubes. How much fouling does it take to really 'wreck' a dP drop across the barrel (ie, >5%). Now I've seen an AHU coiled fouled to about 50%...
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    I've only done a few shut off head tests, or I...

    I've only done a few shut off head tests, or I should say, been around when they were being done. Maybe a bit of 'black art', but hands-on experience is very important. At a pharmaceutical plant...
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    Determining flow from the pressure drop on the...

    Determining flow from the pressure drop on the pump assumes that the impeller is correct or there's little wear.
    When doing chiller system performance analysis the president of the energy company I...
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    Years ago I used Photoshop to created a...

    Years ago I used Photoshop to created a conceptual look of how a Smartphone app would be used to view HVAC data.
    Based on the 'page slide' on my iPod to locate albums and music - 'Albums' are...
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    10:1 turn down for an FPO? That's pretty good -...

    10:1 turn down for an FPO? That's pretty good - maybe there's a brand out there. I'm heard that FPOs typically have a turn down between 3:1 to 5:1. A mag flow meter has a great turn down, but...
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    Fun with 2019 Dates

    Jan 9th: 1919

    Sep 1st: 9119

    Sep 19th: 91919 (hey, that's my B-Day! - that won't happen 4 while)

    Happy Gnu Year to all
  26. Thread: ECM Pumps

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    Yes - the (2) B&G ECM pumps has the same Instance...

    Yes - the (2) B&G ECM pumps has the same Instance #'s - kind of weird. This is the 'tech-world' issues that energy-management and 'save the planet' wonks don't seem to acknowledge when that tout new...
  27. Thread: ECM Pumps

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    ECM Pumps

    Anyone familiar with ECM pumps? ECM = Electronically Communtated Motor.

    On a small boiler upgrade job a B&G ECM pump was installed for the HW circulator pump (1hp).

    Kind of "Star-Trek" looking...
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    Good reply - that's exactly what I had to do on a...

    Good reply - that's exactly what I had to do on a recent new 40T chiller install. There was a big 'bugaboo'
    regarding getting good flow values between the DDC tech (on a MetaSys/JCI system) and the...
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    Analytics vs Alarms

    Whether or not analytics is used for improve climate control or energy-savings, it seems that good, well-designed alarms would be a more cost effective alternative to analytics. I actually search...
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    A bit of a late reply - did you see the "BTU...

    A bit of a late reply - did you see the "BTU Station" tread (2 below your thread)?

    What did you end up doing to determine the Tons?
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    To get down to 'brass tacks', here's a simple but...

    To get down to 'brass tacks', here's a simple but powerful example of how simple DDC controls can effect energy savings (not the front-end "BAS controls" - the working control algorithm is down in...
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    The situation with the 'Portable JACE Logger' is...

    The situation with the 'Portable JACE Logger' is that the client does not have Workbench and does not want it and does not have staff that knows it. The client wants a simple as possible tech...
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    Thanks for the (quick) dialog & comments. The...

    Thanks for the (quick) dialog & comments.

    The Ethernet network for the Powerlogic meters was disconnected (military installation - security issues - this is happening alot). There was never...
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    Portable JACE Data Logger

    Looking to setup a single JACE to be a portable data logger for Schneider Powerlogic power meters
    (800 series). The existing power meters are tied to a network via Ethernet, but the network is ...
  35. ditto...& 'the comm. line to the tower took a...

    ditto...& 'the comm. line to the tower took a hit' (!). There are 'old school' practices that should remain (eg, hard points from the CH to the CT). The idea of mgt. saving labor $$$ on custom s/w...
  36. That brings up a good point - custom .JAR file. ...

    That brings up a good point - custom .JAR file. I became truley sold to truly on the 'Tridium Train' when I learned that AX (now N4) permits you to be a developer - that had to open new vistas and...
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    Flow meter may be accurate, but somebody has to...

    Flow meter may be accurate, but somebody has to pay for it and make sure it's calibrated. And it's great when it's properly connected to the DDC/BAS gear and you can trend GPM (add in a amp CT on the...
  38. Energy audits, whether 'walk-through',...

    Energy audits, whether 'walk-through', partial-measurement for full investment-grade is a mix of art and science.

    The attached 'Screening Tool' might be useful for your project. Keep in mind, a...
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    Like I said, you need to get your hands on that...

    Like I said, you need to get your hands on that evap. pressure-drop curve first before you do anything - if not, "BTU Station" or just manual paper lookup just won't fly to get chiller gpm data. If...
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    This is not a laboratory, however the BTU station...

    This is not a laboratory, however the BTU station has lab-like qualities behind it.

    The total btu/hr accuracy is dependent upon 3 components:
    1) Temp. Sensors. The accuracy of the Onset...
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    Chiller BTU Station

    Finally took the time to take photos of a chiller "BTU Station" that I made last year.
    Typically you use the dP from the chiller supply & return gauges and determine the GPM from the factory chiller...
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    CH BTU Station

    Finally took the time to take photos of a chiller "BTU Station" that I made last year.
    Typically you use the dP from the chiller supply & return gauges and determine the GPM from the factory chiller...
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    An evolutionary strategy is probably the best way...

    An evolutionary strategy is probably the best way to 'move forward' (no pun intended ;-) with driverless cars.

    The other day I was trying to find parking at a movie theater - not so easy. And the...
  44. That's 'put a JACE on the TCP/IP LAN'

    That's 'put a JACE on the TCP/IP LAN'
  45. You could be a JACE on the TCP/IP LAN and use AX...

    You could be a JACE on the TCP/IP LAN and use AX Workbench's BACnet Export Table. Necessary to have the Metasys BACnet tool to map the BMS points to the Export Table BACnet points. Then you need...
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    BAS - U have email.

    BAS -

    U have email.
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    I highly recommend MOV training. Instructor Vern...

    I highly recommend MOV training. Instructor Vern is the best. And he knows HVAC (ex Honeywell).

    http://www.movtraining.com/http://www.movtraining.com/
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    I highly recommend MOV training. Instructor Vern...

    I highly recommend MOV training. Instructor Vern is the best. And he knows HVAC (ex Honeywell).

    http://www.movtraining.com/http://www.movtraining.com/
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    Stuart - You have mail.

    Stuart -

    You have mail.
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    I've posted this before. See attached HVAC Exam...

    I've posted this before. See attached HVAC Exam - oldie but goodie. Whatever controls you learn, you can't go wrong learning Tridium, or at least be familiar with it. Knowing the T-box is a good...
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