A unique hvacr program was just made even better by the addition of a new modern hvacr laboratory, courtesy of Johnson Controls.
It features more than $280,000 worth of equipment and software for students enrolled in the school's two- and four-year hvacr technology degree programs. The lab has equipment, computers and instrumentation usually only found in commercial and industrial buildings: a 10-ton variable air volume (VAV) four-zone system that controls heating, cooling and ventilation and a computerized building automation system that includes 10 Metasys M-5 workstations with graphical software. Metasys gathers and organizes information to allow building maintenance staff to interpret data to create the ideal indoor environment. Tied into the workstations are 10 work controllers, air handling unit controllers, 20 unitary controllers and VAV controls. The lab also has 10 DX9100 control/simulators - portable units which can be tied into the network or used off-site for remote learning applications.