New Technologies in Air Balance
New Technologies in Air
Balance
Jeff Baker
Sales Manager
TSI Inc.
Siva Iyer
Senior Product Manager
TSI Inc.
Using Technology In TAB/
Commissioning
+ Same Standards, changing economic
environment – time and resource constraints:
need for increased productivity
+ New Technologies used effectively can be the
answer
Brief Technology History in TAB
Pitot Tubes
Vane
Anemometers
TA Probes
Analog and
Digital Airflow
Capture Hoods
Digital Capture Hoods
w/ Multi-functional
features & data logging
Productivity Imperatives
+ TAB/Commissioning is the final step before
owner takes possession
+ Owners are eager to get their asset making
returns for them
+ Trades that work on a building are often running
behind due to various logistical reasons
Need A Way To Do The Job Quicker
Measurements in TAB
+ Flow
+ Temperature
+ Differential Pressure
+ Available sensor technologies well developed,
quick and meet accuracy requirements
How do we
address the
situation?
Follow
the
Process!!
Precarious ladder that
needs to be moved to
each one
Bunch of tall diffusers in a row
Sometimes adjustments need to be made after diffusers are checked:
•Climb down ladder
• Go to the controls (Distance Away)
•Adjust
•Climb up ladder and check to see if reading is desired
•Repeat until desired adjustment is reached
Multiple trips
Damper
Controls
Afterward, enters data
into report
Measuring
all day
Print or email report to
supervisor
Solution…
+ Capture Hood Stand to enable hood to access
high diffusers without ladders
+ Use Wireless Technology (Bluetooth) to:
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Remotely Access Data from instrument
Record readings and name test IDs
Analyze data graphically
Print data for on the spot signatures and audits
Apply voice notes and pictures
Email results
Android phone connected
via Bluetooth to EBT
Wheeled stand for
capture hood
Enable 1 person operation and have
fewer ladder climbs
CH Stand goes up to 15 ft (with Hood
attached)
Height adjustable with air cushioning for
gentle stand motion
Bluetooth has line of sight range of at
least 100 feet
EBT731 Balometer
New Accessories
+ Capture Hood Stand
• Reach ceiling diffusers up to 15 ft
high with Balometer attached
• Results in more measurements in
less time
+ LogDat™ Mobile
• Android based Smart app
• Remote reader and data logger
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Capture Hood Stand
+ Can be used without LogDat
Mobile
• Detach the meter from the base
• Connect two 8’ sections of tubing
(included with the EBT731)
directly to the base manifold and
micromanometer pressure ports
• Actual/Standard setup
- Set Temp Source to Entered
- Enter temperature
• Disable headphone jack input
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Displays current sample data
Customizable measurement displays
Customizable analog meter to help visualize
primary measurement
Multiple ways of reading
Button
Finger swipe (motion/touch events)
“Shaking” (accelerometer)
Capture Hood Stand and LogDat
Mobile
+ Why important
+ Enhanced productivity
• Reach ceiling diffusers and grills up to 15 ft
high
+ Enhanced safety
• Eliminates using a ladder
+ Hood stand ideally suited for use with LogDat
Mobile
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Read and data log results in real-time remotely
Save data to a test ID
Review statistics or individual samples
Attach notes, photos or voice notes to test ID
Email data for report generation
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LogDat™ Mobile Remote Reader
and Data Logger Overview
+ Android based Smart App
• Applicable to the EBT731 Balometer and EBT730
Micromanometer
+ Supports multiple languages
• English, French, German, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish
+ Remotely displays EBT readings in real-time via
Bluetooth
+ Customizable analog meter to help visualize primary
measurement
• User adjustable scale
+ Multiple ways of reading
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Button
Finger swipe (motion/touch events)
“Shaking” (accelerometer)
Optional vibrator / Text-to-Speech support
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LogDat™ Mobile Remote
Reader and Data Logger
Overview
+ View Test ID’s
• Custom name configuration
• Attach comments, photos and
voice notes
+ View statistics
+ Graphing capability
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LogDat™ Mobile Remote
Reader and Data Logger
Overview
+ Export data
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Test IDs (raw text and delimiter formats)
Pictures
Voice notes
Single and multi-file attachments
supported
+ Configure default email address
• Eliminate repetitive typing
+ Also export data via
• Google Drive
• Bluetooth
• Skype
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What Android devices does
LogDat Mobile support?
+ Android based Smartphones Operating Systems
2.3.3 or newer
• NOTE: we have seen some Android based Smartphones
(HTC) that are incompatible with LogDat Mobile
+ Tablets
• Nexus 7/Nexus 10
• Motorola Xoom
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Why does LogDat Mobile not
support the Iphone?
+ Iphone does not support Serial Port Profile (SPP)
• SPP is the Bluetooth protocol that we need to
support wireless communication
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Detailed Operation: Connecting
the Android Device to the EBT
+ To use LogDat™ Mobile, it will be necessary to
pair the EBT instrument to the Android device
+ EBT setup
• Configure Bluetooth functions menu
- Turn ON the EBT instrument
+ Note the serial number that appears on the startup screen
• Press menu button
- Scroll down to Bluetooth Functions - Press Enter
- Scroll down to Discoverability and set to Enable
- Note PIN code (default is set to 0000)
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Detailed Operation: Connecting the
Android Device to the EBT
+ To use LogDat™ Mobile, it will be necessary to pair the EBT
instrument to the Android device
+ Android device setup
• Turn ON the Android Device
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Go to Settings
Select Bluetooth
Turn Bluetooth ON
Select “Scan for Devices”
Select the serial number of the EBT on the list of devices that appears
NOTE: The EBT instrument must be in the main running screen in order to communicate with the Android
device
• Pin code screen
- Appears when Android device attempts to pair with EBT instrument
- Enter 0000 and press enter or done
• Your device should now be paired to the EBT
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Detailed Operation: Connecting
the Android Device to the EBT
+ Note: If the Android device does not find the EBT,
have the EBT instrument find the Android device
by selecting Discover Device in the EBT
instruments Bluetooth Functions menu.
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Detailed Operation: Initiating
LogDat Mobile
+ Load LogDat Mobile onto the Android device
+ Turn on EBT
• NOTE: The EBT instrument must be in the main
running screen in order to communicate with the
Android device
+ Activate LogDat Mobile icon
• Device will show “Connecting …”
+ Device will then ask for “Bluetooth pairing
request”
• Enter “0000”, press OK
+ Device will show “Connecting” … then
“Connected”
• The EBT will now have the Bluetooth icon displayed
on the main running screen
• Once “Connected” LogDat Mobile can be utilized
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Detailed Operation: Initiating
LogDat Mobile
+ If the device shows “Not Connected”
, then select “Scan Devices”
• Displays list of paired devices
• Select EBT model with correct serial
number
+ Device will ask for “Bluetooth
pairing request”
• Enter “0000”
+ Once “Connected” LogDat Mobile
can be utilized
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Detailed Operation: Using LogDat
Mobile
+ When LogDat Mobile is
successfully paired with the EBT
and is activated:
• It will communicate to the EBT to
detect what probes and instrument
settings are
• Popup display will appear after a few
seconds
- Set primary measurement type and up to
four secondary measurements
- Imperial or metric units is determined by
the EBT setup
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Detailed Operation: Camera
+ Take photos and attach to
current Test id
• Press the
icon on the action
bar to launch the device’s
Camera app
• The picture will be saved in the
/TSI/Img directory
• Picture will be part of Test ID
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Detailed Operation: Voice Notes
+ Take voice notes and attach to current Test id
• Press the microphone icon to record a
voice note.
• Press the “Begin recording” button to start
recording.
+ Press “Stop recording” to save the recorded
note in the /TSI/Audio directory in the form
of: voice-id-<T>-<N>.amr
• <T> is the current test id
• <N> is an integer corresponding to the next unused
number starting from zero.
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Detailed Operation: Remote Reader
+ Display EBT measurements in realtime
• One primary measurement
• Up to four secondary measurements
+ Customizable analog meter to help
visualize primary measurement
• User-configurable scale range
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Detailed Operation: Remote
Reader
+ Multiple ways to take sample data:
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Button press - READ
Finger swipe
“Shaking” via device accelerometer
Text-to-speech audio
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Detailed Operation: Remote
Reader
+ Sample data can be saved to customizable
Test ID names
• Save individual readings
- Button press - Finger swipe
SAVE
• Automatic data logging at various user-selectable
intervals
+ Press Next Test to advance Test ID
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Detailed Operation: Scan Devices
+ Use to connect to a different EBT
instrument already paired to the
Android device
• Press “Scan devices”.
• Select the desired device from the
scrollable list of paired devices.
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Detailed Operation: Scan Devices
+ Use to connect to a different EBT
instrument already paired to the
Android device
• Press “Scan devices”.
• Select the desired device from the
scrollable list of paired devices.
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Detailed Operation: Stats
+ Select a Test ID to view
• Selected Test ID samples will load
• When finished loading, a list will be displayed
• Selecting any of the samples will display
information pertaining to that particular
sample
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Detailed Operation: Stats - Text
Notes
+ Add text notes to Test ID
+ Customize Test ID Name
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Detailed Operation: Email/Export
+ The Email application allows for
quickly attaching sample data,
generated reports, pictures or voice
notes made within the application to
an email
• A default destination address and subject
can be configured in the Preferences
activity.
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Detailed Operation: Email/Export
+ Export files associated with a Test ID:
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Select Test ID
Check which types of files to include and press OK
Select desired application to launch
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Detailed Operation: Graph
+ Plots up to three Test IDs at the same time
+ Press “Edit Graph” button on the action bar to
compare Test IDs for each series
+ The primary measurement can be set by
pressing “Set Primary” on the action bar
+ Other graphing options can be found in the
Preferences activity
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Capture Hood Stand and LogDat
Mobile
+ Why important
+ Enhanced productivity
• Reach ceiling diffusers and grills up to 15 ft
high
+ Enhanced safety
• Eliminates using a ladder
+ Hood stand ideally suited for use with LogDat
Mobile
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Read and data log results in real-time remotely
Save data to a test ID
Review statistics or individual samples
Attach notes, photos or voice notes to test ID
Email data for report generation
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