The application of Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) controls starts with an understanding of the building and the use of the spaces to be conditioned and controlled.
The HVAC control system applies regulation to the output, e.g. heating. Usually, a sensing device is used to compare the actual state (e.g. temperature) with a target state. Then, the control system draws a conclusion what action has to be taken (e.g. start blower).
HVAC systems are classified as either self-contained unit packages or as central systems. Central controllers and most terminal unit controllers are programmable, meaning the direct digital control program code may be customized for the intended use. The program features include time schedules, setpoints, controllers, logic, timers, trend logs, and alarms. The unit controllers typically have analog and digital inputs that allow measurement of the variable (temperature, humidity, or pressure) and both analog and digital outputs for control of the transport medium (hot/cold water and/or steam).
More complex HVAC systems can interface to Building Automation System (BAS) to allow the building owners to have more control over the heating or cooling units. The building owner can monitor the system and respond to alarms generated by the system from local or remote locations. The system can be scheduled for occupancy or the configuration can be changed from the BAS. Sometimes the BAS is directly controlling the HVAC components.
Rogers and Sons Inc. offers a simple, affordable open protocol solution to HVAC controls. From commercial air side systems to high end hydronic markets; Rogers and Sons delivers a flexible, easily scalable means of complete HVAC controls. Full integration capabilities allow us to interface seamlessly with existing BMS protocols or home automation system. Rogers and Sons control systems offer peace of mind to the customer while allowing remote access, eliminating unnecessary trips to the site.