Control Devices and ApplicationsBook - 2008
Building automation has evolved from pneumatic controls to electronic control devices with significantly greater capabilities and flexibility. Today, a building automation system is a network of "intelligent" devices that controls one or more building systems, such as HVAC, lighting, and security systems. They operate cooperatively to share building information and control system devices automatically according to programmed logic. The ultimate goal is to improve productivity, comfort, safety, and security within the living or working space while maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing manual control. But these new technologies require more knowledge and skill on the part of the installer, programmer, and operator to attain the most out of a building automation system.Building Automation: Control Devices and Applications provides a solid foundation for a comprehensive training program involving building automation. It assumes very little prerequisite technical knowledge about the various building systems. It focuses on the operation, signals, and functions of the sensors, actuators, and other control equipment used in commercial buildings. But many of the control and integration concepts apply the residential market as well. The text is organized by building system. The role that each device plays in a system is clearly explained within the context of common applications. The last chapter discusses the possibilities for the interaction between multiple systems in automated buildings, along with some universal guidelines and requirements for building automation.Building Automation: Control Devices and Applications is the first book in a two-book series on building automation. The second book, Building Automation: System Integration with Open Protocols, addresses the two primary protocols for wired networks--LonWorks® and BACnet®.
Publisher: Homewood, IL : American Technical Publishers, Inc., c2008
Branch Call Number: 690.0285 AME 2008
Characteristics: 407 p : ill., col. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)