Successful Analytics Start with Controls

Building controls system design is a critical element of successful analytics deployment. Each day, more than 10,000 data points are collected in 5 to 15 minute intervals, generating as much as 3 million data points. In one year’s time, that number increases to 1 billion data points.

Understanding the Methods of Integration

There are numerous options for connecting analytics platforms to building control systems. Key items to consider include:

  • Analytics server location, which includes local and cloud servers
  • Data collection strategy, which includes live data polling, history syncing, and direct database connection

The best practices in controls architecture and specifications to support include physical layer and data collection strategies, as well as open communications protocols, point naming conventions, data modeling and tagging, and IT and security.

Building controls system design is a critical element of successful analytics deployment. When you understand the potential integration methods between analytics and controls systems and you use the best practices in control system design to support analytics integration, then you can leverage the analytics platforms to support the use of new best-in-class control sequences.

You might also consider analytics tools to support the traditional commissioning and retro-commissioning processes.

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