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The TOP 5 Checklist to Successfully Deploy 802.15.4 Wireless

The TOP 5 Checklist to Successfully Deploy 802.15.4 Wireless

Range in Geography This is by far the most important metric that affects any wireless application. Most manufacturers rely on a range metric based upon Line of Sight (LOS). Unfortunately, it is the only absolute value that can be used as a solid benchmark. With no obstacles in between two Radios, no rain, no snow, […]

tekWorx: Ask an Engineer – Save Money on Demand Charges

tekWorx: Ask an Engineer – Save Money on Demand Charges

Welcome to Ask an Engineer, where our approachable experts are ready to field questions in regards to engineering, chiller plant optimization, or just about what tekWorx can do for you! Put on sunscreen. Drink plenty of water. Make sure your chiller plant is operating at 100% efficiency…wait, what? Summer is the most important season for […]

Resetting Temperature Setpoints Based On Outside Air Requires… Linear Interpolation?

Resetting Temperature Setpoints Based On Outside Air Requires… Linear Interpolation?

I always seem to forget that magical calculation that will reset a Supply Air Temperature Setpoint based on the Outside Air Temperature. I figure… Eh, I’ll Google it. Then realize, “WTH do you call that kind of calculation?” Is it a Slope Calculation? with an interception… er Intercept? No… It’s a:   Linear Interpolation Calculation […]

Does Your Building Blow? Long As It Doesn’t Suck.

Does Your Building Blow? Long As It Doesn’t Suck.

Ever walk up to the front door ready to dart right in and WHAM! you meet the still shut door up close? If I’ve seen it once I’ve probably… done it a thousand times myself. On your second try, you put a little extra juice into it and that door finally lets loose and a […]

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Sequences of Operation

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Sequences of Operation

Some people would argue that Sequences of Operation are the most important thing to know when programming a controls system. They would say knowing what the engineer’s intent for the use of the system or piece of equipment and the capabilities of the unit are key to providing an efficient and capable controls system. They […]

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