Engineered Systems Magazine

New BAS course from ISA hits the road

October 23, 2008

"Great job! In my 40 years in the building automation industry, never in one place have I seen a course so complete with the connection to the major interacting systems. The understanding of these systems is crucial to be able to control them. You [ISA] have prepared this course at an excellent time, as we have many new folks coming into our building automation industry from the ISA, networking, and business worlds."
-- Ken Sinclair, Editor/Owner AutomatedBuildings.com

Introduction to Building Automation Systems
Course Number: EA15
CEUs: 2.1
Price: $1,110 ISA Members, $1,195 List, $1,095 Group

Course Offerings
28 October 2008
- Burbank, CA
2 December 2008 - Houston, TX
17 February 2009 - Columbia, IL

Course Description
This real-world-based course will give you a broad introductory understanding of the specific issues involved with Building Automation Systems (BAS). You will explore the processes that occur at every level in the air conditioning industry including digital controls. Learn about sensing and measurement, actuation, analog output devices, and relays. Computer interfaces are discussed including web interfaces. Your survey of the world of BAS includes: Future of BAS; Digital Direct Control (DDC) Basics; Field Devices; The Human Machine Interface (HMI); BAS Design and Specification; Energy Conservation Control Strategies; and System Maintenance.

You Will Be Able To:
Identify and describe the major components in a BAS
Identify and describe the basic mechanical components and controls in an HVAC control system
Describe and explain the basic functions of DDC systems
Reference codes and standards applicable to BAS
Describe and explain HMI basics
Explain BAS in non-ATC systems (lighting, fire, security, etc.)
Explain the process of implementing BAS
Explain energy conservation strategies
Justify control components for project work
Know where to look for additional references
Describe the major components in a BuildingAutomation System

Main topics covered:
Building Automation Overview
BAS Applications
BAS System Solutions
BAS System Delivery
The Human Machine Interface (HMI)Applications

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