SAN ANTONIO — The Control Systems Group recently held its spring meeting at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio. The meeting, which was hosted by TDIndustries, was attended by more than 40 members and guests representing independent control service and installation contractors from the U.S. and Canada.

The meeting included highly technical roundtable discussions on BACNet and LON integration, chiller systems integration and optimization, chiller control retrofits, Niagara (Tridium) framework utilization, and best practices.

A roundtable discussion was conducted where each member gave regional updates on the controls business in their area and challenges they face. A demonstration was also given by member company Chillco on integrating dissimilar control boards using a test panel they fabricated. In addition, there were technical and product presentations by Honeywell, Control Solutions, and Belimo.

Emphasis was placed on offerings and solutions for systems integration. Subjects included refrigerant and gas detection, energy conservation through demand response, networkable interface products, Web-enabled devices, gateways, drivers, and an energy-conserving control valve.

The group’s 2014 annual meeting will be held in Jacksonville, Fla., and will be hosted by Thermaserve.

Publication date: 4/29/2013 

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