The Custom Analyzer application offered in the Panoptix solution has many different uses that span a range of roles within an organization. For example, the first role in an organization that will likely use the Panoptix Custom Analyzer application is the Facility Manager. The Panoptix Custom Analyzer application has the ability to display multiple trends available through the Panoptix system for quick, customizable views. These trends are logically grouped when a site is commissioned so that the Facility Manager can quickly view similar points in Variable Air Volume (VAV) boxes to see where the system may be having issues.
For example, let’s consider several VAVs located on a floor; a specific a room on that floor is observed to have a temperature that is consistently higher than the others. The logical grouping of these boxes enable the Facility Manager to view room temperatures, set points, air flows and many other points very quickly to monitor and compare where a problem may exist. If this is not isolated to the specific VAV, the Facility Manager can use Custom Analyzer to easily view the Air Handling Unit (AHU) that supplies that particular VAV with air and see if it is what may be causing the problem. The Facility Manager can then recalibrate the zone temperature or initiate other actions like replacing sensors if needed. The VAV would no longer send incorrect signals to the AHU, and replacing faulty equipment would save energy in the long term.
The Panoptix Custom Analyzer application can also be used for network troubleshooting by a company’s Energy Manager. If the Energy Manager is seeing consistent values from all VAV boxes except one, there is a very high probability that a trending issue with the VAV is occurring or that there is a network connectivity problem. The Panoptix Custom Analyzer application will also show a multitude of trends from boilers, chillers, air handlers, meters and a variety of other pieces of equipment. This information will help Energy Managers to analyze multiple layers of data, which could lead to determining necessary system changes. Once implemented, the Manager will be able to review how the system changes had an immediate, beneficial result and ultimately provide better long-term efficiency for the company.
The power of the Panoptix Custom Analyzer application is in the hands of the user. Considering the functionality and your current Building Automation System monitoring processes, what features of the Panoptix Custom Analyzer application would be of the greatest benefit to you?