Synex inSite for ModSync tool optimizes boiler room performance from anywhere

May 1, 2011
Synex Controls announces the launch of its latest product innovation in boiler room control system monitoring. The newly-released inSite for ModSync tool

Synex Controls announces the launch of its latest product innovation in boiler room control system monitoring.

The newly-released inSite for ModSync tool provides a private portal for remote web-based access to a facility's boiler room controls. Used in conjunction with the Synex ModSync sequencing system, the inSite for ModSync interface provides real-time boiler system status using any traditional web browser, including a web-enabled cell phone.

Users of inSite for ModSync can access real-time system status, make adjustments, monitor maintenance schedules, receive e-mail and text-message alerts, and review systems reports — all via a user-friendly, full-color icon-based interface. The inSite for ModSync is directly supported by remote technical assistance, requires no software installation or licensing fees, and can be configured to allow multiple administrators. In addition, step-by-step instructions guide first-time users.

If the boiler system is not running at optimal levels, an e-mail is sent not only to facility administrators, but also to Synex system engineers for review and action.

In addition, the system responds to outdoor temperature readings and adjusts the loop setpoint accordingly. Hydronic systems, for example, are configured to maintain building temperatures at design temperature, ensuring there is enough heat on the coldest days. If the outdoor temperature is warmer than the design temperature, the boiler plant has too much capacity. With a control system in place, lower hydronic loops will contribute to higher system efficiencies.

ModSync and inSite for ModSync applications can be retrofitted and customized. Features also include:

  • Setback scheduling — The loop setpoint can be configured to change, based on occupancy of the building. This allows for automatic switchover to lower operating temperatures during off hours, such as nights, weekends and holidays.

  • System interface flexibility — The equipment can be custom programmed to match the most demanding system design requirements, eliminating “canned logic” limitations.

  • Multiple setpoint modes — Easily select between ModSync Outdoor Reset, Remote Setpoint, E/BMS Communication, or Manual setpoint modes through ModSync touch screen.

  • Trending — Key variables such as supply temperature, return temperature, outdoor temperature, and setpoint can be trended to show system response and performance data.

  • Alarm status and history — Alarm status is easily communicated with a text description of the current alarm. No alarm code deciphering or cross-referencing is required. The alarm history features provide a date and time stamp of any recent alarm conditions.

  • Building integration — Equipment can be configured to communicate with energy/building management systems using Modbus, BACnet, LonWorks, or N2 protocols.

  • Alerts — Text message and e-mail alerts provide notification that an alarm condition has been sensed.

For additional information, visit