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DDC-101 / Level 1 Introduction to DDC Controls: HVAC Focus
Intended Learning Outcomes

The specific learning objectives are as follows:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic electrical theory as it relates to Direct Digital Controls.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of related vocabulary used in the industry for DDC Controls and HVAC applications.
3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of various HVAC equipment and control requirements for HVAC.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of various DDC Control components, sensors and devices.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of BACnet, LON, and Modbus, & wireless network protocols used in DDC Controls.
6. Demonstrate ability to use a Digital Multi-meter and other diagnostic equipment related to DDC Controls.
7. Demonstrate ability to use PC software and web interface for configuration and testing of DDC Controllers.
8. Demonstrate ability to create a basic DDC program that includes the three fundamental elements of inputs, logic, and outputs.
9. Demonstrate knowledge of PID loops and thermostat logic, specific to HVAC applications.
10. Demonstrate knowledge of Building Management Systems software including graphics, alarms, trends, and scheduling functions.
11. Demonstrate knowledge of the major manufacturers and distributers of DDC Controls.
12. Demonstrate understanding of HVAC and DDC Employer’s expectations of an entry level DDC technician and the keys to success and advancement in the industry.


PT-78 DDC Programmer Training Unit

Building Automation        HVAC Controls         Energy Management           DDC Programming

The PT-78 is a portable training unit specifically designed for the DDC (Direct Digital Controls) industry.  It is packaged with curriculum that is both embedded in the Trainer and contained in a written workbook resulting in a highly interactive student – trainer experience.   The PT-78 is designed specifically for training DDC programmers who work with Tridium Niagara software and devices.  Graphical object oriented programming is presented using the embedded Niagara AX Framework and the non-proprietary Sedona Framework®. The web-enabled DDC controller allows the student to access the Trainer using a standard web browser and JAVA SE®.  All of the DDC devices are interfaced with the main controller via hardwired or network connections.  The BAScontrol20 is a unitary Sedona / BACnet programmable controller.  The PT-78s can be operated stand alone or easily networked together for use in a learning center environment.  The rugged, weatherproof case has a built-in handle and a removable cover.   The case can be permanently mounted to a tabletop using the integral mounting slots.

Components

DDC Controller, Web enabled, JACE 300 series, with permanent BACnet, LON, Modbus licenses
34 point Input/Output module with integral power supply
Programmable Sedona 20 point unitary controller with BACnet IP, and web interface
Instrument panel with Input/Output devices and 24vac posts
5 port Ethernet switch 10/100mpbs

Specifications

Power Requirements 50w 120vac 60hz
Operating Temperature 55°F to 85°F
Storage Temperature 10°F to 110°F
Relative Humidity 10 to 95% RH non-condensing
Mounting 5/16” carriage bolts (2) optional
Shipping Weight 20 lbs (not including workbooks)


PT-131 DDC Portable Training Unit

Building Automation    HVAC Controls     Energy Management      DDC Programming

The PT-131 is a portable training unit specifically designed for the DDC (Direct Digital Controls) industry. It is packaged with curriculum that is both embedded in the Trainer and contained in a written workbook resulting in a highly interactive student – trainer experience. The PT-131 incorporates some of the most popular DDC devices currently in use. The web-enabled DDC controller allows the student to access the Trainer using a standard web browser and JAVA SE®. All of the DDC devices are interfaced with the main controller via hardwired or network connections. BACnet IP / MSTP and Modbus networks are utilized allowing the student to gain exposure to the most popular BAS networks in use. The PT-131s can be operated stand alone or easily networked together for use in a learning center environment. Onboard temperature, CO2, humidity, and motion sensors are included. Graphical object oriented programming is presented using the Niagara AX Framework®. The rugged, weatherproof case has built-in rollers and a retractable handle. The case can be permanently mounted to a tabletop using the integral mounting slots.

Components

DDC Controller, Web enabled, JACE 300 series, with permanent BACnet, LON, Modbus licenses
34 point Input/Output module with integral power supply
Programmable RTU thermostat with color touchscreen, BACnet MSTP, and web interface
Communicating FCU thermostat with analog output and BACnet MSTP interface
CO2 / temperature room sensor with setpoint slider
Micro VFD with Modbus interface and 3 phase visual output indicators
90 degree stroke Actuator with 2-10 vdc position feedback
Status CT, Pilot relay with HOA switch, Thermistor temp probe
Instrument panel with Input/Output devices and 24vac posts
8 port Ethernet switch 10/100mpbs

Specifications

Power Requirements 100w 120vac 60hz
Operating Temperature 55°F to 85°F
Storage Temperature 10°F to 110°F
Relative Humidity 10 to 95% RH non-condensing
Mounting 3/8” carriage bolts (2) optional
Shipping Weight 44 lbs (not including workbooks)
Dimensions 24”W x 21”H x 10”D (w/cover)

Curriculum Options

DDC/HVAC-101 Introduction to Direct Digital Controls – HVAC Focus (DDC Level 1)
DDC/HVAC-201 Direct Digital Controls for the DDC/HVAC field technician (DDC Level 2)