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Trim and Response for Supply Pressure

 by Andrew Walton

Static Air Pressure (SAP)

“Trim and response” is a way of controlling static air pressure (SAP) within a building’s HVAC system. SAP is one of the most important factors in HVAC design. SAP refers to the resistance to airflow in a heating and cooling system’s components and ductwork within a building. The push of the air must be greater than the resistance to the flow or no air will circulate through the ducts.

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Computrols Webinar: CSI – I/NET Integration

Webinar transcript

[00:00:15.270] – Scott Holstein

Hi everybody Scott Holstein here with Computrols, welcome to our I/NET integration webinar.

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For those of you who are familiar with I/NET, you know that I/NET has been around a very long time and most people have a very high opinion of their hardware and how their system works. There’s a reason why these obsolete systems essentially are still around today and people are still trying to maintain them. But today we’re going to talk about the I/NET infrastructure and some of the challenges of maintaining these systems now and then go into what Computrols does in terms of integration.

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Indoor Air Quality and COVID-19

With all that has changed in the world over the last 2 months, we are all trying to manage how we return to the “new normal” that has been created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although facility managers and their service partners have always been in a position to ensure building occupants’ health and safety, this challenge has become all that much more difficult. The people going back into their buildings are highly aware of their personal space and cleanliness and are expecting those that are managing the facilities where they live, work, and play to be taking every precaution possible.

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Where to Get a Building Automation Degree

A Growing IndustryThe building automation industry is growing, and the trend doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. According to research by IHS Technology via this Buildings.com article, the market for building automation equipment is projected to grow by more than 40% over the next five years.

If you are familiar with the industry, you are likely aware of the talent and knowledge gap between the seasoned veterans and industry newcomers. With many building engineers, system engineers, and controls specialists approaching retirement, there is a need for fresh talent in the industry. While fresh talent and enthusiasm are certainly needed, how is the knowledge gap being addressed? Continue reading Where to Get a Building Automation Degree

 

Things You Don’t Go Cheap On

There are certain things in life that you should not, under any circumstances, go cheap on. Some of the items that make this list might include a mattress, car, shoes, toilet paper, tattoos, and plastic surgery. Granted, everyone is different and will prioritize these decisions according to what is most important to them, but why is it that we refuse to compromise on the quality of these specific items? Continue reading Things You Don’t Go Cheap On