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Building Automation

Building Automation Evolution

In our data-rich world, the next big leap is just getting off the ground.
There are many elements to a BAS. Of course, the ability to control systems through direct digital control (DDC) is always a require-ment, but ideally, we expect these systems to be much more.
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Editor's Note

Modern Building or HVAC Museum

How much history is in your O&M routine?
Each issue of ES sports a theme, but occasionally a theme beneath a theme evolves from the separate articles and columns. I like when that happens.
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Building Automation

BAS and Cybersecurity

Don’t stop working to stay ahead while the industry catches up.

During the President’s recent State of the Union address, one of the key initiatives identified dealt with the issue of cybersecurity. This was supported by a new White House initiative focused on protecting critical infrastructure from attacks. 


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Good Practices For Mechanical Repair Of Electric Motors

Motor problem documentation, grease compatability, fits for bearings … these are just three aspects covered in ANSI/EASA AR100. Whether you maintain your own motors or simply own them and require proper maintenance, understanding the concerns, resources, and recommendations of AR100 will encourage proper repairs and longer service life.


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Case in Pont

Sleeping easier: Vermont hotel’s pump retrofit gives peace to both patrons and facility manager

Kevin Amyot had serious qualms last spring when contractor Ed Friedrich first proposed a major pump-retrofit project at the Sunset Motor Inn, one of the properties Amyot manages for the H. A. Manosh Corporation in Morrisville, VT. Friedrich’s $13,000 estimate called for the replacement of 18 fixed-speed circulating pumps in the heating system at the Sunset with 10 circulators from the Grundfos Pumps Corporation.
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Building Automation

Tipping Point For Fault Detection And Diagnostics?

California may be sowing the seeds of improved troubleshooting.
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Up The Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Hood Type I Stack: No Problems Or Complaints

Leakage caused by modern cleaning techniques, evolving codes, increased airflow requirements ... kitchen ventilation design has become more complicated than the old sizing and design challenges. Of course, they’re still around, too. Grease is the word, so review these tips to keep it from popping up in the wrong places.
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Accidents Of The Spilt Ilk

Sometimes life imitates the movies. Other times, we’re not so lucky.
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HVAC Security Emergencies: No Terrorist Required

Plenty of potential ventilation crises await many otherwise unassuming buildings, thanks to nothing more sinister than truck accidents, emissions from nearby buildings, or unavoidable natural disasters. However, by pairing a clear basis of design with HVAC response strategies, building owners can apply some forethought and preparation to avoid worst-case consequences. Start by asking the right questions about your facility.
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ABMA: Today's Boiler

DOE says 100 companies, groups plan to drop energy use 20% by 2020

According to Andre de Fontaine of USDOE’s advanced manufacturing office, the DOE now has 110 U.S. companies and other organizations committed to a 20% cut in energy use by 2020. The pledges equal about 5% of the total “energy footprint” of the U.S. manufacturing sector.


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Key Issues in Selecting Emergency Back-up Generators

Join us for this webinar on key issues for selecting back-up generators, as well as the related critical components in the power chain of emergency power systems.

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2014 October

Check out the October 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on economizers, pump operations, and much more!

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