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How Do You Control a Chiller?

How Do You Control a Chiller?

To some controlling a chiller in a large central energy plant (CEP) may seem difficult, but in all honesty with today’s electronics, controlling a chiller can be one of the easiest tasks in a CEP. Let’s discuss some of the things you typically would control on a chiller and how it can be quick and […]

ALT+Codes = YOU Look Smarter With These Simple Key Strokes

ALT+Codes = YOU Look Smarter With These Simple Key Strokes

Alot of times when I read emails, written documents or even forums posts I see alot of funky ways to show simple symbols we as Controls Contractors use every day. I used to type ‘degF’ and I have seen others just use a ‘ * ‘ to signify degrees. This just looks bad especially if […]

VIDEO: PID Loop Tuning Explained – Part 2 – Proportional and Integral

VIDEO: PID Loop Tuning Explained – Part 2 – Proportional and Integral

Here we are rolling right along into Part 2 of the PID Loop Tuning Explained video series. In this part we are now looking at the incorporation of the Integral or ‘ I ‘ portion of a PID Loop. This is pretty much the most common form of a PID Loop even though everyone says […]

PID Loop Tuning Explained – Part 1 – Proportional Only

PID Loop Tuning Explained – Part 1 – Proportional Only

Ok so here is the link to the first of I think more than just 3 videos on PID Loop Tuning. I guess after I began recording these videos I realized that 5-10 minutes just doesn’t allow enough time to get into much detail. Don’t worry that just means this video series will continue as […]

PID Loop Tuning – Multi-Part Video Series – Indoor Humidity Control

PID Loop Tuning – Multi-Part Video Series – Indoor Humidity Control

Recently, I congratulated myself on being able to do something I have never been able to do in 13 years of working with Building Automation Systems and Controls… tune and utilize the Derivative portion of a PID Loop. Ok so if you don’t know too much about how PID Loops work or if maybe you […]

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