Setpoint Training


Setpoints are what allow you to set how your equipment responds to its demands and what those demands will be. Almost every equipment on your system will have some set points to calibrate. It is possible to have stand alone equipment that controls itself. These equipments will have monitor only points.


The Setpoints Page


Image 1-1 | Inset equipment page with setpoint page highlighted.

There are two ways to view equipment but navigating to the set points page is similar on both pages. The first type of page is an inset page built into your interface. On your building navigation list (left navigation bar) may be buttons for your larger equipment (such as a Plant or AHU). When you click this button it will load that equipment graphic, setpoint, and trend log pages. To view the setpoints click the setpoints tab on the bottom of the page (image 1-1).

The second equipment page is a pop-up window page. These are found by navigating on your floor plan pages and clicking on an equipment icon. Doing so causes that equipments pop-up window to appear and load its graphic, setpoint, and trend logs pages. To view the set point page click the setpoint tab located at the top of the pop-up window (image 2-1).

Image 1-2 | Pop-up window page with setpoint page highlighted.


Depending on your station there may be up to three different interfaces you see. The first is a setpoint controller, the second is an alarm setponit controller, and the last is a general notes section. These controllers will be described below.


Override, Auto, & Set


OVERRIDE, AUTO, & SET:

A setpoint controller has two displays fields and three buttons titled override, auto, and set (image 2-1). The fields display the name of the setpoint and its current value.

Image 2-1 | Setpoint display and control.

Image 2-2 | Override pop-up window.

Override: When the override button is pressed a pop-up window will appear (image 2-2). There are two fields in which you can edit; Override Value and Override Duration. The Override Value field is where you enter your desired setting. The override Duration pull-down menu allows you to set the length of time the Override Value will last.

When a point is overridden it will the display fields color to purple. This will also display at the right of the equipment page and on the navigation map for pop-up window equipment (image 2-3).

Image 2-3 | Overridden setpoint display.

Image 2-4 | Set pop-up window.

AUTO: This button is used to disable an overridden point and have it resume at its normal setting.

SET: Pressing this button causes a pop-up window to appear that allows you to change the setting value of that point (image 2-4).

NOTE:

If a point is overridden using the Set button will have no effect until the overridden value duration ends or the auto button is pressed.

NOTE:

The purpose of the override feature is to make quick or temporary changes to the system. If you override a value and set the duration to be permanent it would be recommended to use the set button instead of override.


Space Temp Alarm Limits


SPACE TEMP ALARM LIMITS

The space temperature alarm limit setpoint (image 3-1) option allows you to configure if or when and alarm email is sent out to (To learn about Email Notification click here). To enable the alarm the box must be checked. Doings so enables the field to the left. This field can be used to set the limit that must be reached before an alarm is created. The high limit watches for the temperature to rise above the value while the low limit alarm watches for the temperature to drop below the value. In either case an alarm will be generated and email will be sent out if the email notification is set up.

Image 3-1 | Space temp alarm limit configuration.

NOTE:

As with all filed editing, the save button must be pressed to make any changes effective. This includes the check boxes.


Notes


NOTES:

This section allows for custom notes to be made for the users benefit. Each equipment page has its own notes and they can only be viewed at its own setpoint page (image 4-1).

Image 4-1 | Notes field.

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