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ERIC Number: ED018090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Pages: 1
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HOW TO MANAGE ENVIRONMENT FROM A CENTRAL CONTROL CENTER.
MULLER, HENRY J.
THE PROBLEMS OF REGULATION AND MAINTENANCE OF HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT IN MULTIBUILDING SITUATIONS HAS LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATIC MONITOR AND CONTROL SYSTEM AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY. THE WORK LOAD HAS INCREASED WITH--(1) THE ADDITION OF MORE BUILDINGS, (2) THE INSTALLATION OF MORE COMPLEX SYSTEMS IN EXISTING BUILDINGS, (3) THE GROWING DEMAND FOR YEAR-ROUND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, AND (4) THE NEED FOR BETTER UTILIZATION OF MANPOWER. IN THE PAST THIS HAS MEANT MANY MAN HOURS SPENT MAKING ROUNDS FOR MANUAL ADJUSTMENTS AND DELAYS IN EMERGENCY REPAIRS. FOR THIS SOLUTION, AUTOMATIC CONTROLS, THERMOSTATS, TIME CLOCKS AND VALVES WERE INSTALLED ON EXISTING EQUIPMENT AS FAR AS POSSIBLE. SENSORS AND SOME REMOTE CONTROLS WERE CONNECTED TO A CENTRAL CONTROL CONSOLE, WHICH IS AIDED BY A SERIES OF SCHEMATIC DRAWINGS ON SLIDES KEYED INTO THE CONTROLS. THE RESULTING READJUSTMENT IN MANPOWER ALLOCATION AND PROCEDURES IS DESCRIBED WITH THE IMPLICATIONS FOR IMPROVED SERVICE AND REDUCED COSTS. PROBLEMS AND FURTHER RESEARCH ARE INDICATED. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY BUSINESS," VOL. 31, NO. 6, DECEMBER 1961. COPIES MAY BE OBTAINED BY WRITING HAROLD HERMAN, EDITOR, 1050 MERCHANDISE MART, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60654. (MM)
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