Please see here for a link to the slides from David Sellers with Facility Dynamics Engineering on an Introduction to Controls Commissioning: Intro To Controls Commissioning.
Here are notes with respective links from David Sellers Blog:
- A paper about how one of the clean rooms I worked with at KSA was dead-on in terms of meeting the clean room qualifications but was using a lot more energy than necessary to do it and how a commissioning process that focused on efficiency and sustainability in addition to meeting the fundamental process requirements in the clean room improved things.
- A blog post about the persistence of commissioning’s benefits and my first exposure to the problem when I discovered a time clock that had never been set up and thus never delivered the intended savings.
- The DDC Online web site, which contains data and network architecture diagrams for many, many different control system vendors presented in a generic format.
- The Control Design Guide, which includes recommendations for a design process similar to the one I was discussing, sensor selection and application guidelines, and a point list tool similar to the point list I used as an example. Note that because of when the code behind it was written, this will run better in a version of Internet Explorer with compatibility mode turned on. This is true whether you are working with the tool on line or have downloaded it for use off line.
- Control Spec Builder, which is a tool that helps you to develop specifications, point lists, sequences, and system diagrams in a MS Word format.
- System diagram resources, including a PowerPoint tool that has quite a few symbols built into it, my AutoCAD symbol library, some PowerPoint and AutoCAD system diagram examples. If you want to understand the details of how I go about developing a diagram like the one I used as an example, I wrote a string of blog posts that are a sort of text book on the topic.
- Links to vendor software that will allow you to work with control logic in a graphic programming language format and a ladder diagram format, including an example of each format that you can use to play with.
- A tool that we built that allows you to develop logic diagrams in Excel, including a PowerPoint presentation that explains the symbol library and some examples of logic diagrams built with the tool.
- An exercise you can do involving a hot water system serving reheat and finned tube radiation loads where you develop the logic to control the heat exchanger and then make some energy saving modifications to it. There is a blog post that provides an overview of the exercise and a web page on this site that has all of the resources you need to try it out. The exercise involves working in a SketchUp model and the SketchUp Models page of this web site explains how to go about getting SketchUp installed and running on your desktop.
- Web sites with examples of control standards built around the concepts I discussed, including downloadable logic diagrams and specification files that you could use as a starting point.
- A blog post about the Control System Integration and Coordination Meeting concept, which includes the link to the paper Karl Stum wrote that I mentioned.
- A blog post that discusses aliasing and other factors that affect the accuracy of the data we are looking at in a current technology DDC system.
- A page on this web site with a number of PID resources, including a link to the place where you can get a copy of David St. Clair’s book.