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•This course is a Review Course for the Building Automation and Control Systems section of the CEM test. It provides a detailed and in depth review of the material presented at the Five Day CEM Training Course, as well as providing supplementary materials and information that the CEM Instructors do not usually have the time to cover in the Five Day course.
•This course also provides:
–Practice problems and examples to improve your understanding of Building Automation and Control Systems; and to increase your problem solving skills.
–A 20 question Practice Test to better prepare you for the Building Automation and Control Systems section of the CEM test.

What Will We Cover ?
•Controls
   –Basic Types
   –Inputs & Outputs
   –Technologies
        •Pneumatic
        •Electric
        •DDC
   –Terminology
   –PID Controls
   –Review
•Building Automation Systems for Energy and Maintenance Management
–Basic Functions
–Programs
–Review

Module Objectives
  • Why are we interested in control systems
  • Brief history of automatic control systems
  • What is a control system
  • Manual control systems and automatic control systems
  • Open loop and closed loop control systems
  • Components in a closed loop control system
  • Control system terminology
  • Basic control system technologies
  • Pneumatic control systems
  • Electric or electronic control systems
  • Digital control systems
  • Sensors
  • Controllers
  • Actuators
  • Controlled devices
  • Analog and digital inputs and outputs for control systems
  • Types of controllers
  • Two position controllers and differentials
  • Proportional control systems and P controllers
  • Setting the gain on P controllers
  • PI controllers
  • Setting the gains on PI controllers
  • PID controllers
  • Setting the gains on PID controllers
  • Tuning PID controllers
  • History of PID controls
  • Summary of control algorithms
  • Fuzzy logic, learning controls, self optimizing controls
  • Control valves and dampers
  • Linear, quick opening, and equal percentage valves
  • Valve characteristic curves and valve coefficient
  • Types of dampers
  • Additional control terminology
  • Review of controls
  • Building energy information systems (EIS)
  • Purpose of an EIS
  • Data collection process and metering
  • Components of an EIS
  • Difference between energy data system and an EIS
  • Advanced metering guidelines for Federal buildings
  • Dashboards for an EIS
  • Value of a true EIS
  • Building automation systems
  • What is a building automation system (BAS)
  • Recommended goal of a BAS
  • Functions of a BAS – monitoring/surveillance, demand limiting, maintenance, record generation –Start-stop optimization –Chilled water reset –Condenser water reset –Supply air reset –Static pressure reset –Outside air economizer control –Demand control ventilation –Hot water reset
  • Review of BAS systems
  • Practice test
CEM Review Series: Building Automation and Control Systems

BARNEY CAPEHART, Ph.D, C.E.M., is a professor emeritus of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He has broad experience in the commercial/industrial sector, having served as Director of the University of Florida Industrial Assessment Center from 1990 to 1999. He has personally conducted over 100 audits of industrial facilities and has assisted students in conducting audits of hundreds of office buildings, small businesses, government facilities, and other commercial facilities. He is the lead author for the Guide to Energy Management textbook, founding editor of the Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, and co-author or editor of five other energy books. Dr Capehart is the creator of AEE's Five Day Training Program for Energy Managers, and has trained over 10,000 energy managers in that program.

Individual topic purchase: Selected
Association of Energy Engineers
CEU: 0.80
PDH: 8.00
AEE Re-certification: 1.60
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