VFD bypasses and backups: Which should you use?

VFD bypasses and backups: Which should you use? Advanced motor protection and consistent energy savings are possible, with true redundancy. By: Tommy Trullinger, Franklin Control Systems Learning objectives Learn the differences between traditional solutions to VFD failure and newer methodologies, and the pros and cons of each. Describe a simple selection process to ensure the application is properly protected and …

Case Study: Buckley Air Force Base

Unique prolems to solve: An old World War II base, Buckley had 100-plus buildings in various stages of disrepair. Often buildings had stand- alone systems; many had no building controls whatsoever. There were at least eight different control systems in place, none of which could “talk” to one another. The Air Force’s goal was to tie everything to a single …

Maintaining High Performance Control Systems

Maintaining High Performance Control Systems By: Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCDD, LEED AP “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do Maintenance.” Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. We rely on control systems to monitor and manage our building systems. For the most part it’s been assumed that once the control system is installed and configured it …

Meet Jubal Smith – Service Technician

Setpoint Systems Corporation is pleased to announce Jubal Smith, Service Technician, to our Colorado corporate headquarters. Jubal has six years of experience in the DDC industry, with a focus on service and installation. Jubal comes from a long line of family members devoted to the controls industry. As a service technician Jubal will be responsible for developing, assisting and maintaining …