ST 6203 - Insight Workstation I

Overview: Learn to operate system tools and interpret information about your facility that is available at the Insight Workstation.

Participants: Building operators, maintenance personnel or others who need skills for day-to-day operation of an APOGEE system.


What You Will Learn To:

HVAC Concepts (DDC)

• Describe a basic HVAC system.

• Recognize communication path between physical device and definition of point (DDC).

Alarms and Network Messages

• Treat an active point in alarm.
• Sort point alarms and view alarm history.
• Add a point memo and recognize information text.

• Identify systemic issues utilizing alarm history for a point in alarm.

System Tools

• Navigate Insight graphics.

• Command points that are displayed on a graphic.

• Manage alarms from a graphic.

• Identify the four basic point types.

• View a Point Information Block Group.

• Open a Word document from a graphic.

System Status

• Describe Distributed Digital Control (DDC).
• Interpret BLN messages and identify hardware components.

• Describe the System Profile Application.

Point Evaluation, Command and Control

• Run a Panel Point Log Report from the Insight main menu.
• Utilize Object Selector to configure a Report.
• Describe how commanding a point affects building operations.
• Describe point status indicators.

Trend Data

• Run and interpret a Panel Trend Data Detail Report.
• Run and interpret a trend collection.
• Run trend data detail report.


• Interpret the operations of an existing schedule.

• Explain how schedules automate the regular processes of a facility.

• Explain how to modify the normal operating schedule.

Dynamic Plotter

• Explain the difference between historical, dynamic and combined dynamic plots.

Student Resources

• Navigate and search BT University learning options.
• Access technical documentation for Siemens automation products.

Practical Applications

• Perform Insight Workstation functions in response to "real world" scenarios presented throughout the course.

Prerequisites:  It is strongly recommended that participants have some PC experience in order to receive maximum benefit from the training.

Course Length: Three days ending at 4:30 pm on the third day.

CEUs: 2.3

Additional Information: For experienced operators, we offer a web-based tool to test your knowledge of the information taught in this class.  The tool is available on ES Online at no cost.

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