Computrols Web-Based Training Courses

As a result of social distancing requirements recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Computrols will be hosting our first-ever, online training courses. Each course will include expert instruction over a three day period. Each day will include 3 to 4 hours of lecture with time for Q & A.

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Computrols Partners with Ranor Mechanical

Computrols has added another strong Distribution Partner to our network. Ranor Mechanical based in Jay, Maine is the newest valued member of the Computrols family.

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Computrols | Building Automation Systems | HVAC Controllers

Coming from a traditional plumbing and heating background, friends Raymond and Norman (Ra-Nor) decided to go into business, and in the early ’70s, Norman bought out his business partner. Inheriting the business from his father 15 years ago, Aaron St. Pierre, who had studied mechanical engineering, took over and added the mechanical arm to the business. Historically their customers have been residential based but with the mechanical side of the business coming online, they slowly expanded into more commercial buildings.

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Computrols Partners with Pro Cooling

Computrols, a leading manufacturer of DDC controllers – alongside our powerful, yet simple, building automation software – is delighted to announce, we have recently added Pro Cooling Inc. as our latest valued Distribution Partner.

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Offering service, maintenance, and repair mainly for HVAC control systems, Pro Cooling started in Miami, FL a mere 3 years ago. Their founder Jonathan Gutierrez had graduated from high school and went straight into servicing HVAC systems. Very quickly Jonathan rose through the ranks and became an area supervisor but found along the way that customer service was severely lacking. Knowing that he could offer better service himself, he started Pro Cooling and 3 years later he has a team of 10 people with plans to add up to 3 more technicians to handle their rapidly expanding customer base. They also plan to open their first office which will serve as their headquarters by the end of 2020.

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George’s CBAS Tips, March 2020

How to Program Software Points in CBAS

The easiest way to program Software Points is by going to Hardware View, finding the controller then going to Points. In Editor Mode or in Live Edit you will see a line at the bottom of the points that says Add A Software Point. Click that to add a point.

Note that all the standard Software Point types are there but there are also a few select System Point types. For example, Controller Run Minutes is a Point that counts the minutes that a controller has been running without a reboot. This can be helpful in determining if a controller’s power is being interrupted

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George’s CBAS Tips, February 2020

Add or Change Point Type

Did you know that you can now use 10K Type II temperature sensors in addition to 10K Type III in CBAS? This means that if Type II sensors are in place when retrofitting controllers at a site, you don’t have to change them.

The use of Type II is limited to the LX line of controllers. You must have a CBAS19 version and LX firmware dated January 15, 2020 or later for this to work.

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CBAS Power User: Paul Paisley – Chief Engineer, Transwestern

Self-install BAS Building Engineer - Paul Paisley

Background/Biography

Paul Paisley has been managing commercial real estate facilities since 2003 and has worked with some of the best-known companies in the industry including Lincoln Property Company, Hines, and Transwestern. Paul is currently the Chief Engineer of The Offices at Pin Oak Park, located at the gateway to the Texas Medical Center. Pin Oak is a 5 building medical office complex totaling 504,721 square feet.

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George’s CBAS Tips, January 2020

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Controller Voltage

Did you know that Binary Outputs can be locked out if your power supply is inadequate? 

If the power being supplied to the controller is inadequate, all binary outputs will be locked in the OFF state until adequate power is returned. This way the controller continues to run, and if you have alarms setup, you will be notified that the equipment did not start. To know for sure whether this is Binary Lockout or your controller is defective, you must check Controller Diagnostics.

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