ST 6354 - PPCL Programming II

Overview: Learn to build and optimize PPCL programs to improve building efficiency and incorporate staging and rotating of equipment. A scenario-based skills assessment at the end of the course allows you to put into practice the knowledge you have learned.

Participants: For advanced users whose role is to create or modify programs using advanced program control strategies for energy efficiency.

Objectives: Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Change programs to minimize overshoot during startup

  • Modify programs to automatically rotate equipment based on a schedule or run time

  • Alter programs to ensure the proper number of devices are operating at any given time

  • Use the output of a LOOP statement to modify the setpoint in another loop

  • Adjust loop gains to ensure efficient equipment performance

  • Modify an existing program to use the Adaptive Loop Control

  • Add programming code to determine the optimum position of the outside air dampers based on enthalpy

  • Change programs to prevent exceeding peak energy consumption limits by properly cycling equipment

  • Design a program to control a variable volume air handler

  • Build and implement an optimized zone

Topics covered in the class include:

  • Ramping

  • Rotating Equipment

  • Staging Equipment

  • Cascading and Floating Loops

  • Adaptive Control

  • Enthalpy Optimization

  • Peak Demand Limiting

  • VAV Control

  • Start/Stop Time Optimization

  • Skills Assessment

Prerequisites:  ST 6304 - PPCL Programming I

Course Length: 3.5 Days

CEUs: 2.7

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