Articles by Paul Ehrlich, P.E.

Where Is The BAS Industry Going?

November 1, 2011
There have been dramatic changes to the building controls market over the last 20 to 30 years. The “energy crisis” of the 1970s (along with the development of the microprocessor) sent the “Big 5” dominated pneumatics market into an energy management system (EMS) orbit that was joined by several dozen other manufacturers by the mid-1980s.
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EVERYTHING GETS OLD: Dealing With Obsolescence

Updated or outmoded? It’s easy to slip from one to the other.
October 12, 2011
Many of the systems that go into a commercial building are anticipated to have a long lifetime. We expect building materials such as structural steel or concrete to last for the life of the building.
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Building Automation - Part 2: VFDS AND BAS

Application, integration, and what your drive can tell you.
September 6, 2011
Last month, we started this series on the use of VFDs as part of a control system. We talked about the many benefits and some recommended cautions in applying the use of this technology.
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Building Automation: Part 1: Proper Selection Of VFDS And BAS

August 1, 2011
Let drives steer you toward better performance, with these caveats.
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Building Automation: How Far WE'VE COME

June 1, 2011
We can only afford our present complaints thanks to our previous achievements.
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Building Automation: Integration: Myths, Lies, and Misconception

May 1, 2011
From design to setup to reporting, bad habits and bad thinking may loom at every turn.
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Building Automation: BAS Usability

April 1, 2011
Putting some thought into a graphic strategy can keep your interface from getting ugly.
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Building Automation: Divisions Of Labor

March 1, 2011
Can specifications lead the advancement of systems integration?
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Building Automation: Set It And Forget It?

February 1, 2011
With so many potential circumstances requiring attention, the chance of that scenario is, “Forget it.”
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Building Automation: Alarms Lead To Reactive Operations

January 1, 2011
What might the crystal ball say about fault detection diagnostics?
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