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Facility explorer

Discussion in 'Commercial' started by pintofstout, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. pintofstout

    pintofstout New Member

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    JCI facility explorer, powered by Niagara... Anyone familiar? Is this something i can access through my regular workbench? Is it just a standard JACE or is it bent further to jci? Anyone know?


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  2. cookr68

    cookr68 New Member

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    Mor info please.

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  3. freeworld

    freeworld Freon Jockey

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    I'll ask the controls guys in the morning.
     
  4. freeworld

    freeworld Freon Jockey

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    Depending on how it was installed you may have to use our branded workbench. That can be turned on and off just depends on what the original guy did.
     
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    pintofstout New Member

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    Thanks free world. I forgot i had asked so i never checked up on this thread. I wasn't able to get in with workbench and i guess that's why....


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  6. pintofstout

    pintofstout New Member

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    I don't understand how that requires more info. More info on what more info would help you help me would be helpful please :)


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  7. refrigerationtech

    refrigerationtech Nut Case!

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    pintofstout ever figure this out? I just got a new customer with them on each floor to control ahu and the perimeter heaters. on thing I saw was bit confused is that the was lo oa override set to 25f. outdoor was 19f. what is this. also was trying to access area to show the digital outputs. do1 thru 4. they supposed to be for the baseboard heaters.
    I not sure if they gave us the main password or not.
     
  8. pintofstout

    pintofstout New Member

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    well, I'm going to school for this front end this year at FWWebb, but so far I'm still green.

    This stuff is fully programmable so it's hard to say what exactly your one is doing, but i do know how to see the outputs and the logic.... IF you've got admin permissions.

    On the left side of the screen is the platform tree. In it is the station (the main job heading).

    In that you would open "config"

    Then "drivers"

    Which driver you open depends on the communication protocol that's actually in use.

    If Bacnet, open the BACnet (or lon, modbus, whatever).

    After you open the main driver you will see a tree with all the equipment. In each equipment folder is a points folder, to see what each point is doing.

    IF the logic was programmed in the JACE, the wire sheet containing all the logic is available here. Select the piece of equipment in the tree, then look at the upper right portion of the page. Something there, a drop down menu, toggles different views.

    You want "wire sheet".

    You can also check the individual controller's outputs assignment from that drop down,, in "terminal assignment view"

    If you wanted to photograph that wire sheet i could tell you what it's trying to accomplish, I'm ok with programming in niagara lately....


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  9. pintofstout

    pintofstout New Member

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    Thank you freeworld, i hadn't noticed this response.


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  10. SteveS4

    SteveS4 New Member

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    The Facility Explorer (FX) Metasys supervisory controllers are a brand labeled JACE in which JCI added a N2 driver. If you know your way around Tridium / Niagara systems you'll probably think you are in familiar territory.