As a part of our services, Computrols offers 24/7 phone support to all of our customers. If you have ever taken advantage of this offering, you have likely spoken to our Technical Support Manager, George Hingle. George has been employed by Computrols for over 15 years and is one of our most knowledgeable team members when it comes to troubleshooting in CBAS. As a means building on our already robust FAQ page, George has agreed to share some common challenges he sees in our newsletter each month. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, December 2017
At Computrols, we believe that building automation should be kept simple, and that is why we continue to build on the most intuitive BAS software on the market today. CBAS 17’s new features follow this theme while giving users better security, more control, and an improved visual interface. Continue reading CBAS 17 Updates
As a part of our services, Computrols offers 24/7 phone support to all of our customers. If you have ever taken advantage of this offering, you have likely spoken to our Technical Support Manager, George Hingle. George has been employed by Computrols for over 15 years and is one of our most knowledgeable team members when it comes to troubleshooting in CBAS. As a means of building on our already robust FAQ page, George shares some common CBAS questions he sees in his “CBAS Tips” section of our newsletter each month. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, November 2017
Don Gaspard is both a long-time Computrols customer and experienced facility manager. Mr. Gaspard is a military veteran who initially entered into the field of HVAC and refrigeration after attending Delgado Community College. After spending several years as an Air-conditioning Technician, he began his career in facility management at a New Orleans-based healthcare facility. For a number of years Don worked at numerous facilities in both hospitality & healthcare. He then started in his current role as the Director of Facilities at Touro Infirmary where he has spent the past 14 years. Continue reading Don Gaspard
Director of Facilities, Touro Infirmary
Today, Computrols announced the release of their latest and most advanced line of HVAC controllers to date. The new LX Controllers are designed to be drop-in replacements to Computrols’ classic X-Line and are 100% backward compatible. Offered in the same point count versions (8, 16, 32, and 64), these controllers introduce the next generation of technology. Besides a complete upgrade in computing power, these controllers provide better security, a flexible USB port, a cross-platform app for commission and checkout, as well as Computrols new WireCheck feature. WireCheck electrically probes all screw terminal connections before initiating control, avoiding costly mistakes during installation. And of course, the LX comes with Computrols’ industry-leading lifetime warranty that its’ clients have come to expect. Continue reading Computrols Releases LX to Replace Flagship X-Line Controller
When you add a software point to a controller, you have to choose from a long list of point types.
In this list, some of the more obvious point types are not shown because the list is scrolled to the bottom. Here’s a brief explanation of the point types on the list.
Analog Output: Some of the most obvious point types are Analog Output (Setpoint) or (Reset Schedule), which are actually the same point type. Continue reading Understanding Software Point Types
Computrols’ Strategic Partnerships Manager, Mike Clayton, recently lead our second CBAS Level I training of the year for Computrols’ customers and distribution partners. Participants received basic training on Computrols Building Automation Software including a thorough review of the various modes, database structure, navigation, and reporting capabilities. Clayton also brought in Computrols hardware for his trainees to get some hands-on experience with controllers. At the end of the course, the attendees all participated in a competition in which they were all given issues to solve in a live system.
Assistant Director of Facilities at National University, Robert Witherspoon, attended the training and said, “I found the training very beneficial.” Witherspoon continued, Continue reading Successful CBAS Training and Another On The Way
Generally speaking, we see technology trends progress at a much faster rate in consumer products like cell phones and televisions than we do in the building automation industry. This is mostly because the building automation industry is slow to adapt to new technology, wanting to see it proven in other fields before implementing it in large-scale commercial applications. Here are a few technology trends that we see in your daily lives that we are starting to see or will soon see in building automation. Continue reading 3 Emerging Technology Trends in Building Automation
You may not know this, but Computrols headquarters is frequently used as a testbed by its research and development team. In fact, right now there are about 40 wireless temperature and humidity sensors hanging from the ceiling of our manufacturing facility and office area. (pictured below)
Static pressure is a key ingredient in a successful Variable Air Volume (VAV) system. It ensures that air flow will be available to enable the VAVs in a system to achieve their designed Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) at maximum demand. Simply put, the push of the air must be greater than the resistance to the flow or no air will circulate through the ducts. Typically the setpoint for static pressure is determined through the course of the testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) at the end of a job. Continue reading Static Pressure Control and VAV Operation