Networking and Integration of Facilities Automation Systems

Author: Viktor Boed
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420050523
Format: PDF, ePub
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Facilities increasingly rely on computerized systems to optimize their buildings' systems operation and reduce the costs of maintenance and management. Therefore, facility managers and engineers must rise to the challenge of a new discipline-systems networking and integration-as more and more computerized systems become implemented.

Networking for building automation and control systems

Author: John J. McGowan
Publisher: Fairmont Pr
ISBN:
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Designed to meet the needs of both users & engineers, this is the first book to clearly explain the issues & technologies which impact communications with building automation & control systems (BACS). Topics range from the basics of DDC applications & protocol considerations to network design requirements, including both transmission media & system architectures. The current status of control industry protocols is clearly explained, along with the transitional product solutions to the protocol issue.

Fieldbus Systems and Their Applications 2005

Author: Miguel Leon Chavez
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080467634
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The FeT series – Fieldbus Systems and their Applications Conferences started in 1995 in Vienna, Austria. Since FeT'2001 in Nancy, France, the conference became an IFAC – International Federation of Automatic Control sponsored event. These proceedings focus on 13 sessions, covering, fieldbus based systems, services, protocols and profiles, system integration with heterogeneous networks, management, real-time, safety, dependability and security, distributed embedded systems, wireless networking for field applications, education and emerging trends. Two keynote speeches from experts outside Europe are featured. The first one entitled "Bandwidth Allocation Scheme in Fieldbuses" by Prof. Seung Ho, Hanyang University, Korea. The second by, Prof. I.F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, "Key Technologies for Wireless Networking in the Next Decade". Featuring 36 high quality papers from 13 countries Keynote speech reflecting the current interest of wireless communications for industrial applications FeT'2005 was supported by a International Program Committee of around 40 members from 15 countries, 6 from Europe

Controls and Automation for Facilities Managers

Author: Viktor Boed
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 084939872X
Format: PDF
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Building owners and managers expect fully automated and energy efficient operations, on line diagnostic of systems parameters to prevent failures, and on line diagnostic of problems prior to exposing occupants to deteriorating environmental conditions. A simple HVAC control is no longer acceptable by current standards. Controls and Automation for Facilities Managers examines principles and applications of HVAC engineering, outlining information for design, development of operations, logic, systems diagnostics, and building of environmental conditions with reliability and minimum operating cost. The book moves from the principles of mechanical engineering (related to HVAC systems) through DDC applications engineering, thereby summarizing complex topics of electrical engineering for mechanical engineers. Individual chapters: Provide essential information on related mechanical (HVAC) engineering, controls strategies, and examples of basic algorithms for on line diagnostics Guide (DDC) application engineers to a more thorough understanding of mechanical engineering disciplines (i.e., the psychrometric chart) as well as guide mechanical engineers to a more thorough understanding of DDC applications engineering (i.e., direct digital controllers and systems) Outline information on current topics Discussions also include: Indoor air quality - presenting material for facilities engineers as well as controls and consulting engineers Utilities metering - describing the distribution of real time data over a network, including consumption, alarms, diagnostics, trends, and reports On line problem diagnostics - outlining HVAC and environmental problems Controls and Automation for Facilities Managers serves as an exceptional guide for facilities managers and engineers, architects and consulting engineers, vendors and contractors, and other professionals in the design, application, and implementation of controls and automation systems for industrial, educational, institutional, and governmental facilities. This reference will enhance design, systems implementation, systems operation, and maintenance, effecting the ultimate goal of its readers - implementation of fully automated environmental control systems, trouble-free operation, and optimization of operating and maintenance cost.

Web Based Enterprise Energy and Building Automation Systems

Author: Barney L. Capehart
Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.
ISBN: 088173537X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Annotation The capability and use of IT and web based energy information and control systems has expanded from single facilities to multiple facilities and organizations with buildings located throughout the world. This book answers the question of how to take the mass of available data and extract from it simple and useful information which can determine what actions to take to improve efficiency and productivity of commercial, institutional and industrial facilities. The book also provides insight into the areas of advanced applications for web based EIS and ECS systems, and the integration of IT/web based information and control systems with existing BAS systems.

Innovative Internet Computing Systems

Author: Thomas Böhme
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540422757
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedigs of the International Workshop on Innovative Internet Computing Systems, IICS 2001, held in Ilmenau, Germany, in June 2001. The nine revised full papers and five short papers presented together with two invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 30 submissions. Among the topics addressed are multicast protocols, IP-QoS, distributed environments, Jinni agents, Internet services, Web algorithms, agent-based collaboration, agent-based distributed computing, Internet trading services, mobile networking, and distributed teams.

Competitive Business Strategy for Teaching Hospitals

Author: James R. Langabeer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567203493
Format: PDF, ePub
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Heightened competition and changing dynamics have brought turbulence to teaching hospitals, and the main impact has been financial. Langabeer and Napiewocki give healthcare executives the tools and concepts of strategic management they need and ways to strengthen analytic skills, all based on up-to-date empirical research, cast in language they can grasp and relate to, and specially tailored to help teaching hospital administrators cope successfully with today's marketplace challenges. Board members, trustees, and others with decision- and policy-making responsibilities will also find the book essential, as well as their teaching colleagues and students on their way up in the hospital industry.

Energy and Environmental Visions for the New Millennium

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ISBN: 9780881732894
Format: PDF
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In this truly comprehensive 567 page reference book, more than 80 top experts bring you their up-to-the-minute report on the latest energy efficiency & environmental technologies, as well as on today's new ways of purchasing energy. The presentation is divided into ten topical sections comprised of a total 77 chapters. You'll read details of a broad range of successful energy projects, & get the facts on the latest technological developments in motors & drives, power monitoring & control, building systems communication protocols, energy storage systems, HVAC system optimization, gas cooling, lighting efficiency, energy & environmental monitoring & recording devices, biocells for diesel remediation, indoor air quality, hazardous substance management, industrial process optimization & much more. A full section is devoted to Federal Energy Management Program developments. Also covered are financing strategies for energy & environmental projects including effective use of performance contracting & ESCO services, energy project activities in the international arena, competitive energy purchasing strategies for users in a deregulated environment, & effective overall facilities management. This extensive volume provides a wealth of data & creative tools which professionals can use to significantly improve their company's profitability & increase global competitiveness.

Intelligent Building Systems

Author: Albert Ting-pat So
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792384915
Format: PDF
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Intelligent building is the future of our building industry; all commercial, residential, industrial and institutional buildings will be designed towards the goal of `intelligent buildings'. The most important aspect of an intelligent building is the building systems, such as electrical services, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, vertical transportation systems, and life safety systems, which must operate intelligently and efficiently to enhance the activities of the occupants. Intelligent Building Systems explains what already exists in a modern intelligent building and describes what is currently being developed by researchers to improve human comfort, working efficiency and energy performance for buildings in the 21st century. Intelligent Building Systems is divided into three parts. The first part gives a quick review of the structure, terminology, layout and operating principles of most standard modern building systems. The second part introduces the background material necessary to understand intelligent building systems, including information on electronics technology, fundamental mathematics, and techniques in artificial intelligence and signal processing. These first two parts are the foundation for the final part, which consists of research works carried out by the authors and other researchers in the application of artificial intelligence to building systems. The technologies presented will encourage readers to envision new and innovative ideas on possible future applications. Intelligent Building Systems is relevant to practitioners and researchers in the area of architectural science and engineering, electrical and mechanical services and intelligent buildings. It may also be used as a text for advanced courses on the topic.