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Hands-on Training

At Setpoint Systems Corporation, we understand your success depends on your ability to control and interpret the environmental details that are the heart of your facility. To help you fulfill this mission, we have developed several training solutions specifically designed to meet your training requirements. Whether you are looking for classroom training or want to take advantage of on-site training, our User Education Group can help you stay informed of the latest technology available now and in the future.

Customers with Technical Support Agreements (TSAs) receive FREE training and are given priority seating at all of our facilities. In addition, they receive 50% off specialty classes. Free continental breakfast and lunch are provided to all attendees. A certificate of completion is presented on the last day of class.

We are closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety of our employees, customers, and suppliers is our top priority. Training class sizes have been reduced to allow individual spacing, masks and hand sanitizers are available upon request, and rooms will be sterilized before each class.

Introductory course to the easy-to-use Native BACnet DDC control system. Learn about the complete DDC line of controls and how these products and software are used in new and retrofit applications. In addition, this course focuses on the basic operation and interface of the system.

Syllabus

  • Controls History
  • Control Theory and Terminology
  • Building Automation System Architecture
  • Open Protocols and Web Access
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Basic Operations
  • Help Functions
  • Create, Edit, Modify, and Delete Objects
  • Calendar and Schedules
  • Events-Alarms
  • Trend Logs
  • Custom Reports
  • User Security Functions
  • Basic Overview of Programming


Prerequisite: 
None
2-Day Class: Limited to 6 students

Learn how to engineer, program, and commission an operational database of one stand-alone Native BACnet controller. Get an introduction to General Control Language (GCL+) by programming and commissioning an air-handling unit complete with temperature sensors, fan start/stop/status points, heating and chilled water valves, control dampers, and more. Learn tricks on how to drill down on data, display multiple systems and information, and command objects without leaving your navigator screen.

Syllabus

  • Reviewing System Architecture
  • Designing Your System
  • Defining the Control System
  • Point/Object List
  • Naming Schemes
  • Creating Points/Objects
  • Defining Scale Ranges
  • Testing and Validation of Points/Objects
  • Create SCH, CAL, OS objects
  • Create Monitoring Objects—TL, MT, TZ, EV
  • Create Controllers (CO)
  • Overview of Programming: Flowcharts
  • GCL+ Features and Structures
  • Creating Programs
  • Testing and Validation Operation
  • Backing Up Databases


Prerequisite:
Building Automation I
2-Day Class: Limited to 6 students

This course entails advanced programming techniques and focuses on high-speed networking. Students create, share, and program a database of information over our high-speed Ethernet network. Learn Derived Network Architecture (DNA) and how to create Event Routers, Event Logs, and Event Classes.

Create a database for a networked controller by following predefined processes of design, installation, database creation, checkout, startup, programming, and commissioning.

Syllabus

  • Overview of Class Project
  • Designing Your System Over a Network
  • Point/Object List
  • Naming Schemes
  • Creating Points/Objects
  • Testing and Validation of Points/Objects
  • GCL+ Features and Structure
  • GCL+ Statements: Commands, Function, Statements and Status, Mathematical, and Logical Operators
  • Using GCL+ Over a Network
  • Testing and Validation Operation
  • Creating EV, EVL, EVR
  • Object Replication
  • Custom Views
  • Communication Settings


Prerequisite: 
Building Automation I and II
2-Day Class: Limited to 6 students

This is an advanced class for the operator who wants to be challenged and to improve operator skills and system performance. This course covers the high-speed area controllers, stand-alone native BACnet system controllers, application-specific subnet controllers and Linknet controllers. This class will cover installation methods and standards, checkout and commissioning standards, and programming of GCL+.

Syllabus

  • Overview of Class Project
  • Designing Your System Over a Network
  • Point/Object List
  • Creating Points/Objects
  • Testing and Validation of Points/Objects
  • GCL+ Features and Structure
  • GCL+ Statements: Commands, Function, Statements and Status, Mathematical, and Logical Operators
  • Testing and Validation Operation
  • DAC Controllers Overview, Programming, and Operation
  • DNT Controller Overview, Programming, and Operation
  • BACstat Overview, Programming, and Operation
  • Lighting Controller Overview, Programming, and Operation
  • Card Access Controller Overview, Programming, and Operation


Prerequisite:
Building Automation I, II, and III
2-Day Class: Limited to 6 students

Hands-on class designed for the operator who has enteliVIZ graphics. Learn to develop dynamic graphic displays of HVAC systems, linking objects with system icons, trend logs, importing picture files, using and linking text files with graphical images, converting programs to pictures with animation and sound, pop-ups, thermographics, drill downs, alarms, dashboard, energy/system reports, and more.

  • Overview of enteliVIZ
  • Drawing Menu, Screen, and Tools
  • Object Palette
  • Create a Graphic
  • Graphic Links in Real Time
  • Linking Object Names, Auto/Manual Data, and Link List
  • Linking Pages, Programs, Objects, Etc.
  • Object Properties
  • Basic Shapes
  • Work with Lines, Color, Text, and Tabs
  • Select, Copy, and Size Objects
  • Special Effects
  • Working with Objects


Prerequisite:
Setpoint controls experience
2-Day Class: Limited to 6 students

A hands-on class designed to help the operator understand how the enteliWEB software works behind the scenes. Learn how enteliWEB brings all your buildings, systems, and energy analysis under one facility management system.

  • Capabilities and Benefits of enteliWEB
  • Server Requirements and Licensing
  • Network Architecture and Setup
  • Integration with Historian and CopperCube
  • Managing Multiple Sites
  • Dashboards (Enterprise and Personal)
  • Alarm Management and Tracking
  • Energy Reports and Metering
  • Activity Logging
  • Importing ORCAweb Graphics


Prerequisite:
 Setpoint controls experience
1-Day Class: Limited to 6 students

A hands-on class designed for the operator who has a Card Access System. Learn how the card access systems work with the DDC controls systems. After taking this class, the user will be able to understand key concepts of the card access system and be able to configure and operate their own system.

  • General Concepts
  • Card Access Hardware
  • Card Access Software Objects
  • Hands-On Simulation
  • Software Object Configuration and Creation


Prerequisite:
 
Building Automation I
1-Day Class: Limited to 6 students

Specialty Training Classes

We have listened to you, and now offer specialty classes to further enhance your knowledge.

Customers with Technical Support Agreements (TSAs) are given priority seating and 50% off these Specialty classes.

This course starts with the definition of HVAC, then expands on the different types of systems covering air, water and direct expansion systems. Learn air conditioning fundamentals, basic design parameters, types of HVAC equipment, water systems, and central plants.

Syllabus

What is HVAC?

  • Design Parameters
  • Types of HVAC Equipment
  • Water Distribution Systems
  • Central Plants
  • Chilled Water Storage
  • Hot Water Heating
  • Psychometric Fundamentals
  • Humidification
  • Dehumidification
  • Ventilation
  • Fundamentals of HVAC System Control


Prerequisite: 
Setpoint controls experience
2-Day Class: Limited to 6 students

A hands-on one-day class designed for the operator who has a Setpoint system controlling VAV AHUs and VAV terminal boxes. Learn how DDC controls are typically applied in VAV applications and the basics of VAV air systems, including fan-powered boxes and reheat. After taking this class, the user will be able to configure, balance, and operate their own VAV systems more effectively.

  • General Concepts of VAV Systems
  • VAV Terminal Types
  • Airflow Measurement
  • VAV Controllers
  • Networking and Power
  • Sequence of Operation
  • Controller Database
  • Optimization and Troubleshooting


Prerequisite:
 Setpoint I
1-Day Class: Limited to 6 students

Learn how to create virtual utility meters within your DDC Control System to monitor and determine utility consumption. This course covers the values required to create the meter to meet the requirements of the algorithm used to quantify each utility usage. Review the algorithms for electrical kilowatts, electrical kilowatt hours, BTU/hr for both airside and waterside systems, water consumed in gallons, trend logs, and objects required to measure consumption.

Prerequisite: Setpoint controls experience
1-Day Class: Limited to 6 students

Tridium Niagara Training

Customers with Technical Support Agreements (TSAs) are given priority seating to FREE Tridium Niagara training at all our facilities. In addition, they receive 50% off Specialty classes.

Owners of Colorado and Minnesota Tridium Niagara systems installed by Setpoint Systems also receive FREE training.

This course consists of individual sessions that provide you the information you will need to begin learning about the Niagara Framework and is an introduction to the easy-to-use Tridium Niagara 4 control system. Learn about the complete Tridium Controls product line and how these products and software are used in new and retrofit applications. The class covers control theory and terminology; building automation system architectures; open protocols and discussions on web access and graphic capabilities.

Target Audience: Tridium system owners and operators
Prerequisite: None
2-Day Class: Limited to 6 students

This class focuses on the basic operation and interface of the system. Learn how to engineer, program, and commission an operational database of a JACE 8000 Niagara Block.

Get an introduction to programming and using an air-handling unit complete with temperature sensors, fan start/stop/status points, heating and chilled water valves, control dampers… and more. Learn tricks on how to drill down on data, display multiple systems and information, and command objects without leaving your navigator screen.

Prerequisite: Tridium Niagara I

This course entails advanced programming techniques and focuses on high-speed networking. Students create, share, and program a database of information over our high-speed Ethernet network. Learn how to create a project site and connect to other students’ networks. Create a database for a networked controller by following predefined processes of design, installation, database creation, checkout, start up, programming and commissioning.

Prerequisite: Tridium Niagara I & II

This is an advanced class for the operator who wants to be challenged and improve operator skills and system performance. This course covers the controller integration to multiple third-party standalone BACnet and Modbus devices. Class will cover installation methods and standards, checkout and commissioning standards and programming of Niagara to support controlling those devices.

Prerequisite: Tridium Niagara I, II, & III, plus 1 working with the Tridium product

Customized Training

Need More Training?

For private, specialized and targeted training, contact our Account Managers for a quote.

Schedule private training for your company at our facility. Our training combines interactive lecture plus hands-on labs using our custom-built training equipment. We have several classes to choose from or our instructor can tweak any to your specific needs.

Setpoint Systems can bring our training to you using our portable trainers. On-site training is ideal for groups wishing to maximize productivity and quickly come up to speed with a customized curriculum.