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PID Loop Tuning Before and After

PID Loop Tuning Before and After

Don’t be Satisfied with Something that ‘Kinda’ Works The best thing about controls and automation that appeals to me is that I get to try and build a better mouse trap. Now there is a point to where you just have to step back and realize that you need to balance the time you invest […]

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 […]

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 […]

Liebert Mini Mate – DDC Controls Retrofit of Standalone Thermostat

Liebert Mini Mate – DDC Controls Retrofit of Standalone Thermostat

Finally, I was able to find something to video and share with you without ‘The Man’ jumpin on my back! My fellow colleague Cody was tasked last week with doing the actual retrofit to the HVAC controls on our little package unit for our server closet. I was of course happy to provide some assistance […]

Difficulties in Using Project Specifics with Controls Training

Difficulties in Using Project Specifics with Controls Training

So normally I put out a new post or article Tuesday mornings if not more than once per week. I fell short of that this week and it was due to an error on my part. I talk further about it in a short video I made about Non-Disclosure Agreements and Intellectual Property. Why Talking […]

FREE HVAC Controls Training? Yes.

FREE HVAC Controls Training? Yes.

Though it may seem outlandish to hear that someone is actually offering HVAC Controls and specifically DDC Controls training, let alone offering it at a price of …FREE! It is absolutely true though and I am going to do just that in the coming weeks. I am creating a series of videos and blogs that […]

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