ASHRAE Offers Course on Direct Digital Control Retrofits

Details on how to successfully plan and implement a direct digital control (DDC) retrofit of an existing control system will be presented in a new professional development seminar from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Direct Digital Control Retrofit: From Project Planning Through Performance Verification is one of four new ASHRAE Learning Institute courses that will be available at ASHRAE’s 2004 Winter Meeting, Jan. 24-28, Anaheim, Calif.

The course uses case studies to illustrate the delivery of a project from early planning through the final punch list. It addresses an array of issues, such as determining the scope of the retrofit, when to use open protocols, how to evaluate contractor bids, keys to successful DDC specifications and a unique process for performance verification of the installed control system.

The course includes numerous examples, including energy efficient sequences, detailed points list and analysis of monitored data to troubleshoot the control system.

The other new ASHRAE Learning Institute courses are:

  • Designing Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Systems
  • Introduction to Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Air-Conditioning
  • Evaluating and Designing Exhaust Systems to Avoid Fume Reentry

For more information on these courses, e-mail [email protected].

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