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Monday, March 19, 2018
GMC/Microzone II Programming (NW8K304)
Course Description
This course covers all the aspects for a programmer using XPSI on a computer to access the NETWORK 8000 ASD controllers. The student will learn programming of the MicroZone II (MZII); Packaged Equipment Module (PEM), and the Global Control Module (GCM) using XPSI. The enrollee will learn how to create, program and check out an HVAC application in the MZII and PEM and how to share information through the GCM. For more information, review the course objectives as to the specifics of what is or is not taught. Students work in pairs at a training station. Training Center equipment at each station includes a computer, a GCM and an MZII.

Intended Audience
The NETWORK 8000 GCM/MicroZone II Programming course benefits anyone responsible for in-depth operation and custom programming of building automation systems.

HVAC100 or HVAC Controls Introduction Self-Study. NW8K201 is highly recommended.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course introduction, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe the three different configurations for ASD devices in terms of stand-alone, linked together and linked to a GCM.
  • Describe the connections necessary for the proper operation of PSI and of XPSI.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the PSI program to communicate with the MZII.
  • Match block descriptions with MZII block types.
  • Explain the basic function and general operation of all the block programs.
  • Create, record and correct a block program for an HVAC application.
  • View a trend and file an application using the PSI.
  • Document a MZII file.
  • View, operate and edit any part of the MZII - PSI menu structure.
  • Add a new user.
  • Pass point and non-point information between the GCM and the MZII.
  • Successfully create, document and program an HVAC application into the MZII (given a comprehensive sequence of operation).
  • Explain the GCM block concept and how, in the menu structure, a block program is started and completed.
  • Match GCM block descriptions with block types.
  • Explain the function of each attribute of the key blocks: LOOP, TSTAT, ALARM, COS, OSS, TREND, and ZONE2.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create, record and correct a block program for an HVAC application using the GCM/MZII with a simulator (given a comprehensive sequence of operation).
  • Put selected items into the Current Status list.
  • Demonstrate using View/Edit/Override.
  • Put selected items into the View/Edit/Override list.
  • Create engineering units.
  • Set up Print Groups.
  • Create a Trend Block.
  • Generate Terminal Mode reports.
  • Override and clear overrides.

Course Location
Course location is indicated on the Course Calendar

Course Duration
The course is 4.5 days in duration, running from 8:00AM to 4:15PM, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00AM to 12:00PM on Friday.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
3.2 CEUs

Cancellation & Transfer Policy

  • Students are cautioned not to make airfare, lodging, or other related expense arrangements until receipt of class confirmation letter/packet.
  • All Cancellation, Transfer or Name Change notifications must be received in writing.
  • Name Change or Transfer Fee: $25
  • Cancellation or Transfer Fee (Ten to Fifteen business days prior to class start date): 50% of Class Fee
  • Cancellation or Transfer Fee (Six to Nine business days prior to class start date: 75% of Class Fee
  • Cancellation or Transfer Fee (Five or less business days prior to class start date: 100% of Class Fee