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Dealers and Customers Participate in Computrols Level I CBAS Training

CBAS I TrainingNine participants, including Computrols’ customers and distribution partners, took part in a three-day training program outlining the basics of Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS). The training sessions were guided by Director of Research & Development and the original creator of CBAS, Mike Donlon.

The training began Tuesday, March 14 with a high-level overview of the software. Some of the topics covered in the morning session were views (text, hardware, and graphics), point command and program screen, schedules, and control loops. In the afternoon, the group jumped into some hands-on exercises in which they did basic programming such as adding controllers and points. Technical Support Manager, George Hingle, joined the class to assist with this portion of the training. Continue reading Dealers and Customers Participate in Computrols Level I CBAS Training


Computrols at the Podium

Over these past few months, Computrols’ experts have presented at multiple industry conferences around the country.

Drew at LSFMAComputrols Vice President of Operations, Drew Mire, presented to the Louisiana School Facility Managers Association (LSFMA) at the their fall conference on October 20th. The LSFMA is made up of facility managers from K-12 schools throughout the state of Louisiana. The aim of the organization is to give their members an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and learn about what they can do to better their campuses. Continue reading Computrols at the Podium


Computrols Year in Review

2016 was a landmark year for Computrols in many ways. We purchased a new facility for our headquarters and manufacturing, provided our customers with incredible energy savings, added new distribution partners, and a number of other noteworthy achievements. In case you missed it, here is a quick look back at this past year. Continue reading Computrols Year in Review


BOMA 2016 Conference Recap

BOMA RecapComputrols enjoyed a very successful BOMA conference this year. It was the first BOMA conference in which we participated as an exhibitor and presenter. This year also happened to be the most highly attended conference for BOMA International.


The Computrols team manning our booth included VP of Operations, Drew Mire, D.C. Branch Manager, Bob Hand, Director of Research and Development, Mike Donlon, and Digital Marketing Manager, Scott Holstein. The team met with a number of property managers and facility engineers, educating each of them on the value that a Computrols building automation system could bring their facility. We also had the pleasure of running into a number of our current customers on the exhibit floor. Continue reading BOMA 2016 Conference Recap


Getting to know the Technology Pavilion at BOMA International

The BOMA International Conference is one that building owners, managers, and their vendors look forward to every year. This year, our nation’s capital will play host to thousands of property professionals looking to learn and network to ultimately improve facility management as a whole.

Perhaps one of the most exciting areas of the exhibitor floor this year will be the Technology Pavilion. BOMA debuted the Technology Pavilion in 2013 as an area to “showcase the latest building technologies, systems, data management solutions and business tools to help property professionals create and sustain high-performance assets.” Continue reading Getting to know the Technology Pavilion at BOMA International


Cooling Tower Control Based on “Approach”

Cooling Tower Approach

By Mike Donlon
Director of Research and Development, Computrols

The most common Cooling Tower Control System uses a fixed temperature setting for the condenser water supplied back to the chillers. For convenience, let’s label this temperature:

TO = Tower Outlet temperature

To control this value, most controls technicians would program a control loop (PID or similar) to vary the overall Cooling Tower Fan usage in order to maintain this temperature. In most large buildings, multiple Cooling Tower Fans are available for this purpose. Continue reading Cooling Tower Control Based on “Approach”