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The Smart Buildings Academy Podcast | Teaching You Building Automation, Systems Integration, and Information Technology

The weekly podcast where Phil Zito discusses topics related to building automation and provides useful tips and action packed examples to help you better understand building automation.
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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 30, 2019

This is the end of our 8 part series on HVAC control sequences. In this episode, we will be discussing how piping, pumping, and pressurization work. In this podcast, we will be discussing

  • How to control pumps
  • When to use variable speed pumping
  • The proper way to control a secondary loop
  • How a decoupler is used in chiller sequencing
Dec 23, 2019

Water-cooled chillers are one of the main systems in large buildings. Understanding how to control a cooling tower properly is complex but it is also understandable. 

In this episode, we are going to go through how to properly control chilled water systems.

We will look at:

  • The difference between range and approach and why they matter
  • How to sequence cooling towers to properly handle condenser water temperature
  • The use of partial load chillers and how to properly sequence them
  • And much more!
Dec 9, 2019

How do chillers work? 

What do you need to know?

In this episode, we explore how chilled water systems work. We look at utilizing the concepts of heat transfer and evaporation in order to cool a building. 

We also explore the different types of chillers and proper chiller sequencing. 

Dec 2, 2019

Have you ever found yourself struggling to control the hot water supply temperature for a primary loop?

Or maybe you couldn't figure out the best way to stage the boilers in your central plant?

In this week's episode of The Building Automation Monthly Podcast, we will be diving into hot water systems. You will learn:

  • Why we use hot water
  • The importance of state changes
  • How to control hot water boilers
  • The purpose of mixing valves
  • Why we use steam and how to control it
  • And much more!
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