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Paving the Path to DDC from Pneumatics

Paving the Path to DDC from Pneumatics

Pneumatics have been successfully utilized for decades in many mechanical control environments with some installs dating back to 1950’s. Many engineers and technicians found the beauty of pneumatics to be in its flexibility, ease of repair, and availability of parts. Pneumatics utilized some of the main components of modern control applications including PID loops, advanced […]

When is Your Controls System Too Old?

When is Your Controls System Too Old?

In thousands of buildings across the United States the one system that could impact a building’s total energy spend by upwards of 20-40% (per the DOE ) remains untouched. In most cases a glorified timeclock controls a set of solenoid valves providing regulated air to a pneumatics system. Leaks abound, thermostats that haven’t been calibrated since the […]

PLC / PAC Building Automation Systems (BAS)

PLC / PAC Building Automation Systems (BAS)

Manufacturing has infinitely more complex automation when compared to building automation. And their maintenance and engineering personnel have much greater control over their automation and equipment than building maintenance and engineering do over theirs. As a result, manufacturing maintenance/engineering has the control to run a more efficient system, at a lower cost per life of […]

Warm Weather Keeps DDC Controls Contractors Busy

Warm Weather Keeps DDC Controls Contractors Busy

The warm weather is here upon us, especially in my neck of the woods here in Texas. With that warm weather DDC Controls contractors and integrators get busy! Now you may start thinking this is because of all the HOT calls and service issues, but actually the warm temperature has little to do with the fact […]

AcmeControls.com – Boiler and Burner Controls and Service

AcmeControls.com – Boiler and Burner Controls and Service

Big thanks go out to Acme Controls for jumping in on the FREE TShirt Tuesday Promotion. Be sure to check out their website and line card. Acme Controls is the most experienced combustion control rebuilder in the world! http://www.AcmeControls.com Since 1941, Acme Control Service, Inc has helped companies save thousands of dollars on their boiler […]

Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) Issues and Problems

Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) Issues and Problems

I am re-posting a response I gave in a message forum that I have begun to frequent recently, HVAC-Talk.com.  The original poster is the building owner’s representative for a library facility which is due for a major renovation and his concerns were with his design and engineering team.  I’m currently involved with the design phase of […]

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