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The most advanced building automation system and systems integration platform is formed when the Mediator is coupled with Richards-Zeta perfectHost for Windows Graphical Application Programming and Monitoring Software. The Mediator Read more
RS485 LAN, AUX RS232/RS485 PORT, LonWorks FT/10 PORTRZ moZaic: Capable of being attached as a node in any LonWorks® system while simultaneously interfacing with other Richards-Zeta controllers. Graphical Application Programming Read more
8 AI, 8 AO, exp I/O port, 256K MEM, RS485LAN, AUX RS232/RS485 portThe RZ 100E controller (shown with cover) is the centerpiece of the RZ automation system and implements a complete range of automation functions. Any combination of Read more
The BACnet Building Controller (B-BC) is a high-performance, native BACnet direct digital controller. As part of a complete interoperable building automation system, Read more
The BAC-5801/5802 native BACnet, fully programmable, PLC-16 direct digital controllers are versatile general purpose controllers in stand-alone environments or networked to other BACnet devices. As part of a complete building Read more
Dr Helmcken Memorial Hospital is located in Clearwater, British Columbia. Energetic Concepts was contracted to integrate a legacy Johnson Controls system. The Johnson Controls system had limited management access from remote locations. In the event of power failure to the system the setpoints would reset to a default value and a technician would have to travel to the site to reset all the setpoints to their proper values. The only user interface offered was a thick client that could only be accessed from on site.
The solution was to add a mediator to the control system. The mediator is capable of communicating with the Johnson Control system over the N2 network and can read and write the control points including the setpoints. After this addition, the mediator maintains the proper setpoints in the event of a power failure. The mediator also has a built in web server that offers a state of the art web based user interface that can be accessed from any location using any web browser.
|In 2008 work on the retrofit of the C Building and addition of a new Student Union Building (LSU) has begun. The C building combined with the LSU are planned as a Gold LEED project. The LSU will utilize Geothermal supply, slab heating and cooling. The C Building will be retrofit with heating/cooling air delivery systems, chilled beams and a complexed heat recovery system.|
|The health center in Barriere, BC underwent a major upgrade to all of their HVAC equipment in 2007/08. Energetic Concepts was contracted to design and install the DDC controls for the project. The specification requested BACnet certified devices were to be used so KMC Controls were used for this project. Below is a screen shot of one if the control web pages served up by the building controller. The animations and point data indicate the operation of the system and give operators the ability to set over-rides.|
|In 2006 the work on the new Langara Library began. It is planned to be a Platinum LEED building with 180 geothermal wells, slab heating/cooling, passive wind cooling and many more features. The Library local control system is Invensys LonWorks supplied by Modern Systems Management. It is integrated into the existing Richards-Zeta Mediator hosting system. The other systems integrated into the Host are QEL Carbon monoxide and Propane, Schnieder modbus power meters, Wattstopper lighting system and a legacy Delta Controls BacNet system in the B building. Point count is approximately 3200.|
|Langara College has two buildings one constructed in 1969 and the other in 1994. Labeled the "A" and "B" buildings respectively, the pneumatic and other DDC control systems are being replaced with an open operable host. The host chosen is Richards-Zeta and is now comprised of 40 Richards-Zeta controllers, Trane heat pumps (LonWorks), Schneider power meters (ModBus) and Douglas Lighting (LonWorks) interfaced to the RZ Host.|
|South Cariboo Health Centre is a combination of existing ACU Hospital, ECU and new central health facility for the South Cariboo region. Richards-Zeta is the open operable Host product with 55 DDC panels and 110 LonWorks field devices of cross discipline / manufacturers. Some of the LonWorks devices are RZ VAV, Fan coil and radiant zone controllers. Hitachi Variable frequency controllers. Veissman condensing boiler controllers all binding to the Richards Zeta host. Cross discipline includes HVAC, Boiler packages, Variable speed drives and security control of 50 doors. Approximately a 1800 I/O point system.|
|Richards-Zeta has been used to host 45 VAV controllers replacing the existing VAVs. The new controllers are open operable using Richards-Zeta as a Host product. This installation is part of an on going upgrade program. Recently the boiler plant, fire/smoke damper systems, CT Scan room temperature control and main penthouse fan systems have been added to the RZ host.|
|The Edgewater is a West Vancouver residential high rise consisting of 75 heat pumps with cooling tower, plate heat exchanger, boilers, pool equipment and 2 air handling units. At present 1 air handling unit for pool room temperature and humidity control has been installed.|
|BC gas meter facility is the repair and calibration center for British Columbia. The facility also has out of province contracts. Richards-Zeta clean room controllers are responsible for maintaining a constant temperature in the calibration room +/- 0.2 °C room temperature. Temperatures are within specification at all times with less than a 1% variance during the year.|