Contemporary Controls’ Modbus Profile Builder Software for the BASgatewayLX is Now Available!

CC_BLDGPROF5November 2014 — The BASgatewayLX uses a csv (comma separated value) file that is uploaded to it to provide the modbus point list that will be polled. Contemporary Controls builds these Modbus maps and posts them on our BASgatewayLX profile page. If you need a Modbus that is not currently on line please contact us, and we will enjoy creating it for you.

There have been situations especially with PLC implementers where a defined map is not applicable. For example when we develop a Modbus map for a specific boiler model, those Modbus points are always the same for the identical boiler model. In PLC applications the logic developer defines what values will be assigned to which Modbus points. For every job the point mapping may be unique. We can still build the map, but many times the PLC developer will build their own since the point mapping may be a last minute decision.

So to support this type of customer requirement and also to support the BAS implementer who may only need a few points we offer the Modbus Profile Builder_a.xls file. The software is available on our BASgatewayLX profile page as is a link to the “how to use” explanation video.

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As always, if you have questions please contact us.

GC Valves TIP: Solenoid Valves for Oil & Gas Burner Pilot Applications

CS_GCV2-700x400 GC Valves offers very competitive, high-quality solenoid valve solutions for general purpose, oil and natural gas burner, and custom-solenoid valve applications.

Now that the cold weather has arrived, here is a reminder that GC Valves manufactures some of the most popular pilot valves for oil and natural gas burners.

Our S31 and S30 direct acting valves cover a wide range of fuel oil and natural gas flows and pressures. The S40 piloted piston offers a unique combination of high flow 3/8″ orifice and a 300 psi pressure differential rating. You can see a list of common products for combustion applications from 1/8″ to 2″ NPT our website at gcvalves.com/agCombustion.htm.

Contact the Region Office to learn more about our general purpose solenoid valves for air and similar gases, water, hot water, steam, RO/DI water, chemicals, vacuum, combustible fluids, cryogenics, high pressure, anti-water hammer, explosion proof applications and more.

And be sure to investigate our archives for TechTIPs & FAQs. We hope you’ll find valuable information about Applications, Electrical Requirements, Design/Operation, and Energy Efficient Solenoid Valves from CFA.

We Need to Talk: Intel’s MICA — My Intelligent Communications Accessory

MICA_NEARMEOkay, this version is a limited featured, fashion accessory for stylish women, but a few beefed-up wearable siblings, with shock-proof and waterproof features, can’t be far behind. This is the CONTEXTUALIZATION PRINCIPAL’s best example so far — that has figured out, “INTELigently,” how to claim enough wearable body real estate without significant negative consequence, and takes the lead as the Star-Trecky IoT game-changer that will link every aspect of your life to a connected device worn on your wrist. Get your VISAs out, it’ll probably be ready for your holiday purchases. Read more on Intel’s website!

U.S. Department of Energy Webinar on Smart Grid Data Privacy: A Voluntary Code of Conduct

smartgrid.govControlTrends Community, here it is. Participation is requested (and important)! DOE information release, November 17, 2014: On Wednesday, December 11, 2014 the Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability in coordination with the Federal Smart Grid Task Force will conduct a webinar to conclude the development phase of a Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC) related to privacy of customer energy usage data for utilities and third parties.

Background: Throughout the U.S., intelligence is being added to the grid through the deployment of advanced technologies and grid modernization efforts. This increased intelligence has led to concerns regarding consumer data access and the privacy of consumer energy consumption data. Historically, utilities have taken very seriously the job of protecting customers’ privacy, and privacy and security protections will remain fundamental objectives. However, with the new technologies being deployed today, these fundamental protections warrant new attention. Consumers must feel secure that their data will be protected and treated responsibly. Therefore, it is important that stakeholders on all sides of the privacy debate work together to address concerns and coordinate activities.

The webinar will summarize changes made to the VCC concepts and principles as a result of comments received through the public comment period. In addition, a proposed implementation plan and adoption process will be presented as well as preliminary results from focus groups conducted to gauge consumer sentiment.

Your participation is important! SmartGrid.gov. Please forward this email to your colleagues that may be interested in this initiative or future notices email alerts from SmartGrid.gov.

Register for the Webinar here.

More information on the Voluntary Code of Conduct can be found on SmartGrid.gov. Please forward this email to your colleagues that may be interested in this initiative or future notices email alerts from SmartGrid.gov.

ControlTalk NOW for the Week Ending November 16, 2014

EasyIO2ControlTrends thanks this week’s ControlTalk NOW Platinum sponsor, EasyIO — a world leader in Open Building Automation integration solutions and manufacturer of Ethernet based, DDC Controllers. EasyIO’s 5 core values are Trust, Quality, People development, solid business ethics and leading edge Innovation. Congratulations to Gordon Chen, Mike Marston, Lim Hoon Chiat, FG-32 Beast, and the entire EasyIO team for nominations in eight ControlTrends Awards categories!

Functional Devices logo for thumbnailFunctional Devices, Inc. is Moving to a New Facility. On the afternoon of November 14th, Functional Devices will have limited email and phone support from sales & engineering during the move to our new facility. Functional Devices will do our best to accommodate any orders received before 1:00 p.m. EST. Normal operations will resume on Monday, November 17th. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support.

Cybersecurity_CanadaCyber Security for Oil and Gas Summit Canada, Early Bird Rates End November 14th! Cyber Security for Oil and Gas Summit Canada will provide you with industry-specific insight to get your information/cyber security team prepared to overcome challenges like targeted cyber attacks and data loss and exploitation. An invitation from Carrie Simon, Marketing Manager, IQPC: “I would like to inform you that IQPC’s Cyber Security for Oil and Gas Summit Canada agenda is now available for download! This year’s summit will include elite speakers and engaging panel discussions.”

VD1Happy Veterans Day 2014! Citizens of United States honor their military veterans and thank them for their service with sound ceremonies and festive parades. It is a proud day filled with meaning for everyone who has served. The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

ProjectAssist_DGLux5 Control TrendsDGLogik Introduces Project Assist for DGLux5: Easily creating an application or dashboard to monitor your building data CAN happen in the nick of time with DGLogik’s evolutionary new wizard, Project Assist for DGLux5. Their team has created a “plug and play” wizard that allows users you to start designing and developing data-driven applications with some clicks and drags of a few buttons within a modern-design environment. There are four main menu components that provide a “hand-holding”, design, and development experience.

Gas Reg11How to Install A Gas Pressure Regulator The Right Way: All gas regulators have one thing in common. If you don’t install them correctly they won’t work. In this video, Stromquist & Company’s Matt Koneig shows you the right way to pipe and install a gas pressure regulator. Thanks Matt. Contact Stromquist Company for any of your gas pressure regulator, burner, boiler, or flame safeguard needs.

DOE_FUNDINGNovember 2014 Issue of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Update Newsletter. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting applications for the Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation Funding. This photo shows two brick homes that have been upgraded into high performance homes. Building America research teams design, test, and demonstrate efficient technologies and practices that result in cost-effective, marketable home performance.

TridiumNiagara Analytics Framework Webinars! Register Now for Information and Demo!Tridium’s new data analytics platform has all of the appealing hallmarks of the truly open Niagara Framework®, enabling you to leverage its power to transform data into actionable information. It combines a historical perspective with real-time insight, moving you from a reactive response to a more powerful proactive position. It’s easy to use and requires no specialized programming skills, yet it gives you advanced analytics.

SE8000LIVE! Ask the Experts about Schneider Electric’s SE8000 Series Room Controllers! You’re invited to a free, 1-hour webinar hosted by Schneider Electric, during which you’ll have the opportunity to ask our experts anything you want to know about our application-specific SE8000 Series room controllers. Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, 1:00pm EST. Schneider Electric’S panel of experts include: Mike Sabinash, Director, Business Development, North America;Tim Doulgeropoulos, Business Development Manager, North America; Pierre Paquette, Offer Manager; Louis-Nicolas Hamer, Director, Global Solutions; and Simon Leblond, Director, Strategy & Marketing. Register here: http://www.se-learning.com/register

LIVE! Ask the Experts about Schneider Electric’s SE8000 Series Room Controllers!

SE8000You’re invited to a free, 1-hour webinar hosted by Schneider Electric, during which you’ll have the opportunity to ask our experts anything you want to know about our application-specific SE8000 Series room controllers.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, 1:00pm EST

Schneider Electric’S panel of experts include:

* Mike Sabinash, Director, Business Development, North America
* Tim Doulgeropoulos, Business Development Manager, North America
* Pierre Paquette, Offer Manager
* Louis-Nicolas Hamer, Director, Global Solutions
* Simon Leblond, Director, Strategy & Marketing

Register here: http://www.se-learning.com/register

If you’d like to submit your questions in advance, please send them to Jaimie Giarrusso. We’ll be sure to answer them during the Ask the Expert session.

Hope to see you there!

Niagara Analytics Framework Webinars! Register Now for Information and Demo!!

TridiumNIAGARA ANALYTICS FRAMEWORK WEBINARS! Be sure to register for more information and a demo!

Tridium’s new data analytics platform has all of the appealing hallmarks of the truly open Niagara Framework®, enabling you to leverage its power to transform data into actionable information. It combines a historical perspective with real-time insight, moving you from a reactive response to a more powerful proactive position. It’s easy to use and requires no specialized programming skills, yet it gives you advanced analytics.

Register for one of our informational webinars that will feature a demo:

Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m., Eastern

Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m., Eastern

Monday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m., Eastern

Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m., Eastern

Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m., Eastern

Thursday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m., Eastern

We invite those of you who haven’t done so already to visit the Niagara Analytics Framework website to join our Early Adopter Program, which is filling fast. Be among the first to experience the power of this new product. Early adopters receive:

Niagara Analytics Framework certification training for one person; One Niagara Analytics starter license; Invitation to participate in a monthly contest in 2015 for visibility within the Niagara community, recognition at the 2016 Niagara Summit and the opportunity to win a grand prize.

Space is reserved for the first 200 eligible participants who join before the November 21 deadline.

JOIN TODAY

November 2014 Issue of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Update Newsletter

building_americaDear Building America colleague: The November 2014 issue of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Update newsletter is now available! Read this issue to learn about:

A new DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement for Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation; The 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition registration deadline and a free webinar about proven strategies for designing zero energy ready homes; The November 18 webinar, High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II; DOE’s newest Solution Center for energy efficiency programs; BEopt Version 2.3 with enhanced new features; Residential success stories highlighting technologies for winter preparation; Zerhttp://controltrends.org/wp-admin/admin.php?page=wpcf7o Energy Ready Home technical training in December; The latest publications from Building America: measure guidelines, case studies for new and existing homes and technologies, and more!

DOE_FUNDINGThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting applications for the Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation Funding. This photo shows two brick homes that have been upgraded into high performance homes. Building America research teams design, test, and demonstrate efficient technologies and practices that result in cost-effective, marketable home performance. Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001117, which will award up to $4 million for research and development (R&D) projects that advance high-impact residential building efficiency technologies and practices. Concept papers are due December 12, 2014; the deadline for full applications is February 4, 2015.

This FOA funds applied R&D in real-world houses to demonstrate strategies that will spur the residential building market to adopt energy-saving measures that will enable 50% savings in new homes by 2025 (based on the 2009 IECC) and 40% energy savings in existing homes by 2030. Project teams will focus on developing and implementing high performance solutions to three core technical challenges: building envelope assemblies and systems; optimal comfort systems for heating, cooling, air distribution, and humidity control; and ventilation systems and indoor air quality strategies.

Read the full November issue for the latest news and information from Building America.

Learn more about the Building America program, which is about Bringing Building Innovations to Market. And, please forward this notice to interested colleagues.

Cyber Security for Oil and Gas Summit Canada, Early Bird Rates End November 14th!

Cybersecurity_Canada An invitation from Carrie Simon, Marketing Manager, IQPC: “I would like to inform you that IQPC’s Cyber Security for Oil and Gas Summit Canada agenda is now available for download! This year’s summit will include elite speakers and engaging panel discussions.”

Cyber Security for Oil and Gas Summit Canada will provide you with industry-specific insight to get your information/cyber security team prepared to overcome challenges like targeted cyber attacks and data loss and exploitation. You can also look forward to learning how to effectively manage the risks of operating in a threat landscape in order to advance your corporate goals by aligning information & cyber security to enable better business practices.

To view the just released 2014 agenda click here or visit www.CyberSecurityOilGas.com. To receive a copy directly, email me at carrie.simon@iqpc.com.

Confirmed Speakers Include:
Zoltan Palmai, Team Lead, Network Security – Security & Access Operations IRSM, Chevron
Craig Coughlan, Supervisor Incident Response Threat Assessment, Enbridge
James Williamson, IT Compliance & Risk, Enbridge
Hani Mansi, Director, Risk & Information Security, ATCO
Richard Rowlandson, Network Security Analyst, AECOM
Staff Sergeant Ryan Jepson, Electronic Surveillance Unit, Calgary Police Service
Senior Constable Shafik Punja, Technological Crimes Team (TCT), Calgary Police Service
Geoff Shukin, Senior SE Western Canada, Palo Alto Networks
Vincent Chiew, President & Co-Founder, (ISC)2
Owen Key, CSO, City of Calgary

Oil & Gas Cyber Security 2014: Threats & Countermeasures: Cyber attacks have become the scourge of the Information Age. In a recent report by Think Tank and publisher, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the global energy sector was cited as the most vulnerable global industry to cyber incursion. With this in mind, we surveyed our database of IT and cyber security professionals to see what they thought about threats to the hydrocarbon industry.

You can download the infographic here. To receive a copy via email, you can contact me directly at carrie.simon@iqpc.com.

Pricing & Registration Information: Reserve your spot by November 14th and take advantage of our early bird rates to save $500 OFF standard pricing. To receive the early bird discount, enter the promo code: COS_MCD.

To register, visit www.CyberSecurityOilGas.com, call 1-800- 882-8684 or email carrie.simon@iqpc.com

Functional Devices, Inc. is Moving to a New Facility

Functional_Devices On the afternoon of November 14th, Functional Devices will have limited email and phone support from sales & engineering during the move to our new facility. Functional Devices will do our best to accommodate any orders received before 1:00 p.m. EST. Normal operations will resume on Monday, November 17th. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support.

Half-Light® Ballast Controllers: Our new energy-saving series of Half-Light Controllers provides independent control for multiple ballast light fixtures from a single existing wall switch. Two Stage and Three Stage Half-Light Controllers can significantly reduce a building’s light output, enabling professional lighting users to cost-effectively enjoy the benefits of lighting control with just a simple toggle of their wall-based light switch.

Building Automation Systems: RIB® BACnet, LonWorks,and Ethernet Network Compatible Devices can be hard wired and used instead of more expensive multi-output controllers when a few more control points are needed, and large controllers are too much for the job. They can also be used when control points are widely spread throughout the job site. These devices have been prepackaged to save the installer the time, trouble, and expense of buying separate components and assembling them on the job. Functional Devices also offers Zigbee, AIC, and EnOcean WIRELESS Network Compatible Devices that can act singly as a (LCS) load control switch or as part of a larger network.

Lighting Controls: Shunt Relay Applications — Our Emergency Bypass/Shunt Relays are UL924 listed and suitable for shunting around wall switches in order to turn on emergency lighting in the event of the loss of normal utility power.

Energy Saving Devices: Wireless Room Energy Control System — The wireless keycard switch is powered by EnOcean’s® “energy harvesting” technology that converts the slide of a plastic keycard into a small amount of electricity. This electricity is used to transmit a wireless signal that communicates to Functional Devices’ EnOcean® enabled wireless relay that is controlling the power to the HVAC unit in the room.

New Products: RIBMW24B-44-BC — RIB® BACnet, LonWorks,and Ethernet Network Compatible Devices can be hard wired and used instead of more expensive multi-output controllers when a few more control points are needed, and large controllers are too much for the job. They can also be used when control points are widely spread throughout the job site. These devices have been prepackaged to save the installer the time, trouble, and expense of buying separate components and assembling them on the job.

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