For monitoring, control and troubleshooting of heating / solar systems we use the freely programmable universal controllers UVR1611 and UVR16x2 by Technische Alternative GmbH.
We develop tailor-made control concepts, program the control units, and optimize operations parameters based on real-time measurement data.
Review, troubleshooting and documentation. We analyze existing heating systems that use UVR1611 / UVR16x2 control units. Often documentation does not exist: We create hydraulic schemas, an overview of sensors and actuators, and a description of functions plus usage guideslines for users.
If systems do not work as expected, we search for the root cause by inspecting detailed monitoring data. Our findings and suggested solutions are layed out in a written report. Many problems can be solved by adaption of control parameters - without making changes to control logic or hydraulic design. If requested, we make such changes immediately after analysis.
Control Concept and IT Setup. Having analyzed your requirements and hydraulic schema we develop the control concept, describing the required components. We support clients with procurement and installation of the control unit and sensors, and we provide detailed instructions for electricians (Positions of sensors, wiring diagram) or your IT administrator (networking configuration).
Control Logic - Programming. Based on the control concept we provide custom programming (functional data) and documentation tailored to your system. Our solutions aren't black-boxes that can only be maintained by ourselves: The system owner is given full control.
We also offer to extend the functionlity of existing UVR installations.
Long-Term Monitoring and Optimization. We monitor your system during a defined period, e.g. one year, and fine-tune parameters gradually. Changes are documented and compiled into summaries and advice for users of the system. Changes of devices' configurations, location of sensors and critical parameters can reduce power consumption and costs without modifying the mechanical layout or hydraulic design.
Using C.M.I. by Technische Alternative we turn your hydraulic schematic and list of sensors into a dynamic online visualization. This allows for checking the system's state at a glance.
Service offerings - typical work packages:
[ ► punktwissen Services: Control UVR1611 / UVR16x2 and IT ]
We also support with data analysis, calculations, and integration of the control system
with IT/LAN infrastructure:
[ ► Services IT: Data analysis and security]
More current articles, 'research reports, hands-on advice and notes from the
field can be found on science office elkement's blog:
[ ► List of blog articles in category: Monitoring, Control, and IT Security]
Tinkering, Science, and (Not) Sharing It (2017-09-17)
Simulations: Levels of Consciousness (2017-08-17)
Heat Transport: What I Wrote So Far. (2017-07-14)