The rental car center at the San Diego International Airport implemented a solution from Computrols to improve the control of the facility’s HVAC system.
The 2-million-square-foot facility, which opened in January 2016, is located just off the Pacific Highway and houses most of the rental car companies serving the San Diego Airport.
During the building’s construction, the rental car center was equipped with a new Delta Controls system but the installation was left incomplete by the initial contractor.
“When the facilities team would start their day, their building automation system would have over 200 alarms. With this many alarms, there was no way the in-house team could address each one. As a result, the system’s alarms became counterproductive,” Computrols said.
The facility’s staff did not receive proper assistance from the installers to resolve this issue.
Additionally, the front end software was too convoluted for anyone on the facilities team to navigate. They received very little training from the installer, limiting them to changing setpoints to control the HVAC. “This left the building’s staff with inconsistent control of the indoor environment and at times, some uncomfortable conditions for those working in and visiting the facility,” the company added.
Given that the system was only a couple of years old, the property’s management team did not want to have to start from scratch. In January of 2018, Computrols offered them a solution that would allow them to leverage their existing investment but gain better control over their HVAC system.
Computrols technicians integrated with the existing Delta controllers by replacing all of the “parent-level” controllers with a Computrols LX controllers and Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS).
“Although the Delta system was all but brand new, the Computrols integration has given the facilities staff a significant boost in reliability and usability. Since the installation was completed, the onsite team has been able to fully manage the system themselves. As a result of Computrols technicians thoroughly commissioning the system, there are now only a handful of alarms to be addressed on a daily basis,” Computrols said.
Computrols portfolio includes HVAC control solutions, solutions for fire protection, access control and security as well as electrical metering and lighting control.