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Trane Controls User Group

Basic Daily Operation: Tracer Ensemble

Tuesday, October 1

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

Welcome and Intro

Learning Objective: Attendees will gain an understanding of what makes up a building automation system. Basic architecture of any building automation system will be explained and discussed in the context of today’s technology.

Basic Navigation

Learning Objective: Attendees will know the basic capabilities of any building automation system and how to use each. Specifically, they will be able to log in and view the status of their building and major components such as chillers, boilers, air handlers, and zone level HVAC equipment.

Workshop A: Alarm Management & Overrides

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the basics of what generates alarms and where they reside
  • Best practices for alarm log management
  • Routing alarms to critical or on-call staff by email or text
  • Perform common overrides
  • Understand override priority arrays
  • Permanent vs temporary overrides
  • Workshop B: Scheduling & Datalogs

    Learning Objectives:

  • Modify a standard schedule
  • Creating exception schedules
  • Creating and using data logs in order to start the investigation/troubleshooting process
  • Using live data views to tune or tweak a system
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    Workshop C: Administration & Setup

    Learning Objectives:

  • Creating and managing user roles and permissions
  • Loading support docs
  • User preferences
  • Utilizing global changes – giving yourself an “easy button”
  • Creating and utilizing custom reports and custom dashboards to view the data you need instantly
  • User change log
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    Trane Controls User Group

    Building Automation Application Basics

    Wednesday, October 2

    8:00am – 5:00pm

     

    Welcome and Intro

    Applications: Automation & Energy Codes

    Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why building automation is essential to meeting today’s energy code
  • Learn the basic requirements outlined by ASHRAE standards 90.1 and 62.1
  • Be able to explain the basics of Duct Static Pressure Optimization, Ventilation Optimization (including Demand Control Ventilation), Economizers, Optimal Start/Stop, chiller-tower optimization, chiller sequencing, etc
  • Balancing Access and Security

    Trane Connect

    Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to list best practices for minimizing software failures and malicious network hacking
  • Understand who should be responsible for what in order to keep your network safe: BAS contractor, facilities team, IT team
  • Leveraging the mobile app and OpenVPN to access your BAS securely anytime from anywhere
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    Workshop A: Daily Tasks and Troubleshooting

    Learning Objectives:

  • How to troubleshoot common issues remotely: hot/cold complaints
  • Using alarms, data logs, and overrides to find root causes of comfort or performance issues
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    Workshop B: Area & VAS Applications

    Learning Objectives:

  • Understand areas and members and how they work together to optimize the operation of a VAV system
  • How to interact with the variable air system application: determine rogue zones, ventilation efficiency, adjustable setpoints
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    Workshop C: Chiller Plant Control Application

    Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how the application decides when to bring additional chillers on or off and how you and override those decisions or change parameters affecting those decisions
  • How to interact with the chiller plan controls application: adjustable setpoints
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