Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS) has been a staple in the energy management industry for 30+ years. Since it’s DOS days in the 1990s, its sole intent has been to empower building engineers to manage their BAS in-house. Now, we are releasing CBAS 20 with an updated look and feel and an additional feature set.Continue reading CBAS 20 is here!
What is Priority in CBAS?
When you look at the list of points, either in Text View or Hardware View, you see the point name on the left. To the right of that is the status of the point, and to the right of that is the priority of the point.
Security vulnerabilities in Computrols’ CBAS Web were recently identified and patches for these vulnerabilities have been rolled into the latest release of the CBAS Web software. The Computrols team worked rapidly to patch the affected sites and address these vulnerabilities. As usual, customer security and satisfaction are our top priorities. If your site has been patched, you should have been notified by a member of the Computrols team. If you are unsure if your site has been patched, please contact your Computrols representative or call 504-529-1413 to speak with our tech support team.
One of the great features about Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS) is there are a number of built-in reports that you can easily generate and export. If you go to the Reports menu, the third section down is all reports about how your database is programmed.
Last month, I wrote about how to make your history graphs on analog points more detailed by changing the History Save Settings. I also mentioned that the History Report can give you all of the
History Save Settings
I think everyone who is familiar with Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS) is aware that CBAS automatically saves History data, also known as “Trend” data, on all points in the database. When dealing with Analog points, the frequency and resolution of these graphs
Disabling Heat on a VAV for Summer
During the Summer, you might want to make sure that your heat is disabled on VAVs so that you don’t waste energy. This is especially true if you have electric heat strips as opposed to hot water coils, because you won’t have hot water when your boilers are off anyway. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, June 2018
Alarms in CBAS
All points in CBAS give you the ability to setup an Alarm to show when the point is in a condition that it shouldn’t be in, or at least warrants a notification. Alarms are always on a red banner at the top of the CBAS program if setup to be acknowledged. Otherwise, only the status part of the point turns red. Yellow banners are considered Troubles, not Alarms. These are generated by the system based on system problems or controller communication\power activity. These “Troubles” cannot be turned off. Green banners can be seen if controllers are set up with an alarm to indicate a download to the controller. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, May 2018