Until Trane created ICS (Integrated Comfort Systems) building owners struggled to determine who they could turn-to to take the total responsibility –HVAC System Designers, Installers – for their air conditioning system. Was the current problem an equipment issue?…..or was it a bug in the control software? Who should one call and will they resolve the problem?
ICS has eliminated all of the finger pointing. With Trane ICS you have one entity responsible for your building’s entire Comfort System’s performance…the equipment….the controls…..the software to make it all work….. that one entity ……..is Trane.
Trane ICS provides the benefits of factory mounted controls, eliminating costly, time-consuming, and often marginal quality, encountered with the field mounting of control and safety devices. With factory mounted controls, job site time is spent working to insure that the system functions are optimized and that energy consumption is minimized.
Controls – Installation & Start-up today….parts, training and service for life!
Many building owners have had the unpleasant and expensive experience of purchasing a control system that within a few years is no longer supported with local parts or service. Both Trane and Tampa Bay Trane have demonstrated that on going parts, training and service support for Trane equipment and Trane controls is a core value. You can count on Trane for the life of your control system.
Control System Integration
Often we encounter situations where customers ask us to integrate a competitor’s controls components/systems and non-HVAC components into their control system the ability to provide a broad array of integration capabilities is another of the many skills that set Tampa Bay Trane and Trane Tracer Summit apart from others.
When an order is secured for a Trane Tracer Controls, Tampa Bay Trane’s Controls Business Unit provides in-house engineering design, the selection of system components, handles the preparation of computer-aided design (CAD) generated construction drawings, completes the installation of all components in the field and provides all needed programming, start up, training and on going support. Tampa Bay Trane’s Controls Group works much like other subcontractors in the construction trades. Responsibilities include installing conduit and pulling wiring for the control systems as well as mounting various control devices that make up the complete control system. While Tracer Summit is often the basis for the controls system concepts, Tampa Bay Trane utilizes control devices from many vendors and possess the ability to integrate Trane controls and HVAC products into controls systems initially created by Johnson Controls, Honeywell, Siemens, Allerton and others. Tampa Bay Trane is responsible for handling the credit, billing, and collections with our customer as well as attending job site meetings and coordinating the start-up of the completed controls system.
Training on a facility’s digital control systems is an on going need that must be met if the customer is to achieve maximum benefit and the system is to continue to respond to meet the constantly changing needs of a modern facility. Trane and Tampa Bay Trane have worked closely together to insure that Trane’s traveling factory training program for Tracer Summit Operators is offered at Tampa Bay Trane’s Learning Center once and often twice each year. Our interest is in seeing that each facility has skilled and trained operating personnel on site and that they are capable of operating their Tracer Summit System to achieve optimum occupant comfort at the lowest possible energy cost.