Control Theory and Application
ASHRAE Technical Committee 1.4

Meeting Information

TC 1.4 is sponsoring several technical programs at the Houston Summer 2018 Meeting.

Sunday, June 24, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Seminar 1: Division 25 Challenges! When Integrated Automation Isn’t                                                                              R
oom: 370ABDE 
Track: HVAC&R Control Freaks
Sponsor: 1.4- Control Theory and Application and 7.1- Integrated Building Design                                                                    Chair: Ron Bernstein, RBCG Consulting, Encinitas,CA
       Integrated building automation systems require broad understanding of the various subsystems and components that make up the building including HVAC, Lighting, Elevators, Power, Fire, Life Safety and many more. The CSI Master Format provides guidance for how to design and specify project requirements. The CSI Division 25 Integrated Automation section lays out the key areas for integration, but provides no details, examples or guidance. This session discusses key industry efforts to harmonize CSI and ASHRAE specification develop examples and provides the audience concepts and direction for achieving better system design, specification and integration of open, interoperable building control systems.



Sunday, June 24, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Seminar 7: Field vs Factory Programmed Controls                                                                                                               
Room: 370CF                                                                                                                                                                                Track: HVAC&R Control Freaks
Sponsor: 1.4 - Control Theory and Application
Chair: Chariti Young, Automated Logic Corp., Kennesaw, GA                                                                                                         Which is better - feld or factory programmed controls? The answer depends! This session discusses the different options available, the applications where one may be preferred over the other and the benefits of each. Regardless of the chosen option, how does an end user ensure appropriate integration into a central automation front end or reporting system? The session also addresses the requirements to include in design documents and specifications to ensure that a customer's expectations are met, regardless of how the controls are provided.

1. Choose Wisely: Gaylen Atkinson, Member, Atkinson Electronics, Salt Lake City, UT                                                            2. Ask Well: Larry Scholl, Member, Automated Logic, Kennesaw, GA


Sunday, June 24, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM                                                                                                                                    Seminar 11: Applying Analytics to Existing HVAC Systems: Benefits, Challenges and Lessons Learned                      Room: 371DE
Track: HVAC&R Analytics
Room: 371DE
Sponsors: 1.4 - Control Theory and Application and 7.5 - Smart Building Systems
Chair: Chariti Young, Automated Logic Corp., Kennesaw, GA                                                                                                          The emergence of ubiquitous data and advanced analytics offers the promise of building system remote diagnostics that improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Previous work has shown that properly commissioning buildings can reduce energy consumption up to 25%. Recent studies show improved indoor air quality can double occupants' cognitive function providing a substantial additional value proposition. Delivering on these promises can be challenging, due to poor data availability and quality, insufficient knowledge of fault signatures, excessive false alarms and the need to generate actionable and valuable insights. Speakers discuss several analytics deployments, their benefits, challenges and lessons learned. 
  1. 1. Deploying HVAC Analytics: Case Studies: Hayden Reeve, UTRC, East Hartford, CT
    2.  Whole Building FDD Using Data Driven Methods: Jin Wen, Member, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA                  3. Real Life Deployment of Smart Building Platforms: Dennis Krieger, Switch Automation, Denver, CO
Monday, June 25, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM                                                                                                                               Seminar 29: Control Freaks and Internet of Things Geeks: The Future of Building Automation                                          Room: 371AB
Track: HVAC&R Control Freaks
Sponsors: 1.4 - Control Theory and Application and 7.5 - Smart Building Systems
Chair: Joseph Kilcoyne, P.E., SC Engineers, Inc., San Diego, CA                                                                                              
         Take a crash course on the "Internet of Things" (IoT) and the impact it is making on building automation and beyond. Machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud analytics and big data are more than just buzzwords. These concepts are changing how we interact with our environment, including the built environment! This presentation highlights emerging technologies in HVAC Control through embedded IoT applications as well as the opportunities that IoT cognitive solutions present to building operators and users. The session explores fundamental topics including ownership of data and the extent of IoT's role in building automation.
1. IoT is Here: An Internet of Things Readiness Guide Tunji Asiwaju, Member, Armstrong Fluid Technology, Toronto, ON, Canada
2. Big Data and the Cognitive Era: What Does It Mean for Our Buildings? Claire Penny, IBM, Dublin, Ireland

Tuesday, June 26, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Seminar 43: What is BACnet Tagging About?                                                                                                                        Room: 372BE 
Track: HVAC&R Control Freaks
Sponsors: 7.5 - Smart Building Systems, 1.4 - Control Theory and Application and SSPC 135, TC 1.5
Chair: Carol Lomonaco, Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, WI                                                                                                       
        Building data, whether it be in controls communications or in databases or anywhere else, typically comes along with instance identifications and some sort of hints of what that data may mean and represent. Often the semantic of the data is conveyed in some descriptive data or names. Given that there are no common rules on such formatting, the binding of applications to such data is typically a manual process. This seminar explains tagging, why the tagging model is essential to having interoperable smart devices that can communicate and the vision of using tags moving forward using BACnet and 223P Standards.
1. Semantic Information on Building Data: Bernhard Isler, Siemens Switzerland, Zug, Switzerland
2. Why the Tagging Model is Essential to Having Interoperable Smart Devices That Can Communicate on an M2M Basis: Grant Wichenko, Member, Appin Associate, Wiinpieg, MB, Canada                                                                              3. The Vision for Using Tags Moving Forward: Clifford Copass, Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday, June 26, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Seminar 44: Advanced Sequences are Optimal: Getting There, Not So Much!                                                                  Room: 370ABDE
Track: HVAC&R Control Freaks
Sponsor: 1.4 - Control Theory and Application
Chair: James Del Monaco, P.E., P2S Engineering, San Diego, CA                                                                                            
       This session focuses on a series of case studies to show practical ways of ensuring that high performance building are functioning correctly, and highlight where to find methods of improved performance. With high performance sequences of operation, such as ASHRAE GP36, being implemented into buildings, we’ll look at how these case study buildings responded to the sequences, what feedback the system provided and lessons learned during the correction process.
1. ASHRAE GP36 Case Study for High Performance Sequences
Bill Gnerre, Interval Data Systems, Waltham, MA
2. Reinhard5 Seidl Session: Implementation and Pitfalls of Advanced Controls
Reinhard Seidl, Member, Taylor Engineering, Alameda, CA      
Wednesday, June 27, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Seminar 65: Air Flow Control from Text Book to Test Standard                                                                                 Room: 372CF
Track: HVAC&R Control Freaks
Sponsors: 1.4 - Control Theory and Application, 9.10 - Laboratory Systems and SPC 195
Chair: James Coogan, P.E., Siemens Industry, Inc., Buffalo Grove, IL                                                                                       
      Airflow control is one of the most frequently applied HVAC functions. This seminar teaches specifying, assessing and achieving flow control performance. Speakers connect text book definitions of loop performance with consequences for people in the building. This results in a range of performance specifications for different circumstances. The session also covers designing control loops for performance. Speed, accuracy and tunability of the loop are explored as affected by the measurable, specifiable characteristics of controllers, actuators, sensors and dampers. ASHRAE Standard 195 is presented as the vehicle to specify and verify performance in applications.
1. Control and Instrument Principles Applied to Air Flow at Terminals
Xiaohui Zhou, Ph.D, P.E., Member, Seventh Wave, Madison, WI
2. Achieving Air Flow Control Performance
James Coogan, Associate Member, Siemens Industry, Inc., Buffalo Grove, IL                                                                           3. Energy Efficiency, Air Flow Control and ASHRAE Test Standard 195
Jeff Stein, Member, Taylor Engineering, LLC, Alameda, CA                                                  

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