There are many reasons why products are deemed obsolete, however, we must first understand the reasons and motivations behind this decision to determine its merits.Continue reading What is planned obsolescence in the building automation industry?
Computrols has recently agreed to donate a number of its building automation system components to the HVAC/R program at Northshore Technical Community College (NOTCC) for student training and education. The contribution comes by way of Computrols involvement with the Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center, a program supporting publicly-funded 2- and 4-year colleges with HVAC/R, controls, building automation, and energy/facilities management curricula.
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.Continue reading Trim and Response for Supply Pressure
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