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Training

Comprehensive Training

 

With today's sophisticated building automation systems ENE's customers are truly enjoying greatly reduced operating and energy costs for their facilities.  And while many of our solutions are of a turn-key nature, there are tremendous benefits from enrollment in our comprehensive instructor-led training courses.  These courses provide valuable hands-on training to help building operators and facility managers leverage their systems to the greatest advantage of their organizations.  

ENE's customers who engage in our training courses typically rely less frequently on technician service calls, which in turn is yet another factor in reducing the overall cost of operating their facilities.

Class sizes are intentionally small and led by an expert in HVAC Controls and Automation technologies.  Students conduct hands-on exercises on modern, state-of-the-art equipment, often the exact same equipment that is installed at their facilities.  

Our course materials are produced in-house and on demand for each class which guarantees that every class receives the very latest available technical information regarding their system.

 

Coming in 2018: The Fundamentals of BMS System Security

With the ever-increasing number of cyber attacks against Building Automation Systems across the globe presenting a clear and present danger to the industry, ENE Systems will be offering a series of cyber-security training options including a class dedicated to teaching the people who own and operate our systems how to make sure they are doing everything possible to keep their systems secure.

This is NOT a high-tech class intended for experienced I.T. people.  This is a class designed specifically to help operators, engineers and building managers achieve and maintain system security.  We use plain English, devoid of techno-jargon and indecipherable acronyms.  It is intended for System Operators, Engineers and Building Managers who are involved in the day-to-day operation of the ATC/BMS system software.  Class attendees will come away with a solid understanding of how today's cyber attacks work and a roadmap to assist in responding to such events should they occur.  

Keep an eye on this space for details in early 2018.

 

SCHEDULING TRAINING

Our course offerings and scheduling can be tailored to your specific needs.  

For all inquiries about training courses and scheduling, please call our office at: (781) 828-6770 ext. 253.

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LOCAL HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Note: Rates vary seasonally, contact hotel directly for current rates.

Radisson Hotel Brockton
195 Westgate Drive
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-427-6300
Driving Distance to ENE Systems: 8 miles

Candlewood Suites
235 Wood Road
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-849-7450
Driving Distance to ENE Systems: 8 miles
(ask for the ENE Systems rate)

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
235 Elm Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: 781-326-6700
Driving Distance to ENE Systems: 7 miles

Four Points Sheraton
1125 Providence Hwy. (Route 1)
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: 781-769-7900
(ask for the ENE Systems rate)
Driving Distance to ENE Systems: 7 miles

Hampton Inn
215 Wood Road
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-380-3300
(Mention Corporate ID 0560046149 for the ENE Systems rate)
Driving Distance to ENE Systems: 8 miles 

HVAC Fundamentals

Course Description:

This four-day course is a technical presentation that provides students with an introduction to air handling units, heating equipment, cooling equipment, air supply systems, temperature controls and their heating, ventilating and cooling applications.  Topics include:
  

  • Introduction to Air Conditioning
  • Psychrometrics
  • Control Theory
  • Hydronics
  • HeatingCooling
  • Air Handling Units
  • Indoor Air Quality

The course is evenly divided between lecture/discussion/demonstration time.


HVAC Fundamentals Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the four important actions involved in air conditioning.
  • List the controllable factors for human comfort.
  • Identify the parts of an air-conditioning unit.
  • Introduction to Air Conditioning:
  • Define Air Conditioning per ASHRAE.
  • Human Comfort and Health
  • Industrial Process Environmental Control
  • Human body factors that affect body heat
  • Effects of Temperature and Relative Humidity
  • Define Ventilation
  • Air Cleanliness and Filtration


Psychrometrics:

  • Define psychrometrics, dry bulb, wet bulb, specific humidity, relative humidity, sensible heat, latent heat, enthalpy, and BTU.
  • Use a sling psychrometer.
  • Use a psychrometric chart to find dry bulb, wet bulb, relative humidity and specific humidity.


Control Theory:

  • Identify the three basic blocks of a basic control system.
  • Define setpoint, control point, offset, controller throttling range, and system throttling range
  • Determine a controller action given an application and the fail-safe position of the controlled device.
  • Define components of control loops
  • Identify analog signals versus digital signals
  • Define differential


Hydronics:

  • Identify pumps
  • Natural Flow versus Forces Flow
  • Water distribution systems, a two pipe hydronic system, a three pipe hydronic system, a four pipe hydronic system.
  • Identify valves, two-way normally open valves, two-way normally closed valves, three-way mixing valves and three-way diverting valves.
  • List the problems of oversized and undersized valves.
  • Identify valve end connectors: Flanged, flared, screwed, union screwed, and union sweat
  • Identify hydronic systems water treatment.


Heating:

  • Identify the British Thermal Unit (BTU).
  • Discuss the Laws of Thermodynamics.
  • Identify heat transfer methods, Conduction, Convection and Radiation.
  • Identify heat exchange methods.
  • Identify the three boiler types.
  • Explain fuel combustion and draft.
  • Explain the function of steam trap.


Cooling:

  • Draw and identify the four main components of a basic refrigeration cycle and identify the direction of refrigerant flow.
  • Identify the components on the high and low sides of the mechanical refrigeration cycle.
  • Define a ton of refrigeration.
  • Explain the purpose of the compressor, condenser, evaporator, and metering device.
  • Air-cooled condensers versus water-cooled condensers.


Air Handling Systems:

  • Classroom Unit Ventilators.
  • Package Air Conditioning units.
  • Heat Pump units.
  • Air Handling units.
  • Rooftop HVAC units.
  • Sequences of Operation.


Indoor Air Quality:

  • Sick building syndrome.
  • ASHRAE standard 62-1989
  • Clean Air Act of 1990
  • Environmental Protection, CFC and HCFC Refrigerants

Microzone II - PSI Operators Seminar

This one-day seminar provides an introduction to the operation of the Network 8000 Microzone II. Using a keyboard interface, students will connect to a Microzone II controller.  The students will use the PSI software package.


Course Covers:

The day-to-day operational use of Personal System Interface software.  Time is divided between theory and lab exercises.

 

Equipment Used:

Microzone II controllers and student workstation computers.

 

Upon completion of the seminar, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
 

  • Connect to a Microzone II controller using PSI software with the XPSI software integration tool.
  • View the Microzone II's current status screen.
  • Use the Functions menu to create overrides in the Microzone II.
  • View the time and date information at the System Menu for the Microzone II.
  • Create a Microzone II Trend, backup and log the information to a file.
  • View and edit ALL POINTS HISTORY in the Microzone II.
  • Monitor and view the blocks within the Microzone II's program.
  • Identify Microzone II communications blocks used to share NETWORK 8000 information.

Course Duration:

The course is 1 full day in duration, running from 8:00AM to 3:00PM. 

GCM Terminal Mode Operators Seminar

Course Description:

This one-day seminar provides an introduction to the operation of the NETWORK 8000 GCM.  Using a keyboard interface, students will connect to a GCM via Terminal Mode


Course Covers:

The day-to-day operational use of Terminal Mode. Time is divided between theory and lab exercises.

 

Equipment Used:

GCM and student workstation computer.

GCM - Terminal Mode Operators Seminar Objectives:

 

Upon completion of the seminar, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
 

  • Using Terminal Mode, connect to a Global Control Module (GCM).
  • Use the GCM's current status screen to view information.
  • Use the View Edit Override (VEO) screens to edit block attributes and perform GCM Overrides.
  • View Exceptions and Diagnostics in the GCM.
  • Identify GCM Override information.
  • Change the GCM's time and date information.
  • View GCM Reports.
  • Use the GCM's menu structure to view block information.

Course Duration:

The course is 1 full day in duration, running from 8:00AM to 3:00PM. 

Control Suite Operator

Course Description:

This 2-day course is an introduction to ENE SYSTEM’s automation interface software suite “Control Suite” and its features. A demo database will be used to simulate a building’s HVAC equipment and the associated building automation system. Both I/A MicroNet LON and NETWORK 8000 System hardware and system architecture will be discussed. Wonderware InTouch’sTM “Window Viewer” is an integral part of Control Suite. InTouch Window Viewer is a graphical human machine interface (HMI) and will be used to navigate through a simulated building’s energy management system. This HMI is used to both monitor and control the Building Automation System (BAS). 


Prerequisites:

None, this is a basic introduction level training.
This course is a required prerequisite for the 3-day Control Suite Advanced class.

 

Course Covers:

The CS operator/user uses Control Suite for day-to-day operating procedures to logon to and use Wonderware’s InTouch “Window Viewer” to navigate from Control Suite screen to screen, change setpoints, adjust a schedule, create an override, view and acknowledge alarms, view and modify an historical trend for a building’s automation system.

 

Intended Audience:

ENE Systems, Inc. customers whose building automation system uses the Control Suite program as their graphical human machine interface (HMI).
 

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Log on / Log off Control Suite
  • Add / Remove users
  • Assign user privileges
  • Navigate from Control Suite screen to screen
  • Change a setpoint
  • Adjust a schedule
  • Create and clear a NETWORK 8000 override
  • View and Acknowledge alarms
  • View and edit the 8 Pen Trend Wizard for historical trending

 
Course Duration:

The course is 1.5 days in duration, running from 8:00AM to 3:00PM on the first day and 8:30AM to 12:00PM on the 2nd day.

Control Suite Advanced

Course Description:

This 3-day course is an advanced training class for ENE SYSTEM’s automation interface software suite “Control Suite” and its features. Students create a new Control Suite application. They will open a new graphic screen, place objects on that screen and link those objects to point information from a demo database. This database is used to simulate HVAC equipment typically associated with a Building Automation System. Wonderware’s InTouchTM “Window Maker”, an integral part of Control Suite, will be used by students. Control Suite Alarms, User/Password Administration, Backup and Restoration of applications and the Remote Access of a Console session are also covered. 


Prerequisites:

Students should have completed the 2-day Control Suite Operator’s course, the 3-day WPTech Basic Programming class, and the 3-day WPTech Advanced class.

 

Course Covers:

The use of Wonderware’s InTouchTM“Window Maker” (Developer) to create or modify Control Suite graphic screens. Also InTouchTM”Application Manager” and “Window Viewer” (Runtime) are used during this advanced training.

 

Intended Audience:

ENE Systems, Inc. customers who desire a higher level of programming access for their Control Suite application. 
 

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Create a new application
  • Open a new window
  • Create Graphics
  • Create Tags in the Tagname Dictionary
  • Link Objects on Graphic Screens
  • Create or Modify an Alarm
  • Use the Control Suite Palette
  • Create a Floor Plan window with transfers to indirect screens
  • Administration of Users and Passwords
  • Remotely Access their Server
  • Backup and Restore a Control Suite application

Course duration:

3 full (8-hour) days

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