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Integration Projects

The ATS Operations Group has the products, tools and expertise required to integrate controls equipment from various manufacturers into a common platform in order to increase vendor independence, provide a single-seat user interface, share network media, and allow for information management processes. An integration can be as simple as establishing a communications link between the factory installed microprocessor based  controls ( ie. chiller controls, packaged AHU) and the building automation system or as complex as integrating the myriad of legacy, proprietary controls in a large existing building.  We have the experience necessary to correctly identify and qualify the customers’ needs and recommend approaches that will provide the desired outcome.

ATS utilizes the ASHRAE standard BACnet Open Protocol, as well as, the Tridium Niagara framework to leverage existing integration drivers.  In today’s world, a driver exists for almost any existing system.

Remember, by utilizing your existing field level controllers, it is possible to integrate many different legacy systems to provide you with a cost-effect migration path from older legacy systems to current and future open protocol control systems.  Some examples of  legacy systems that can be integrated include:

  • Johnson Controls Metasys N2
  • Siemens 600/ Apogee
  • LONworks
  • American Automatrix PHP
  • American Automatrix PUP
  • Andover Infinity
  • Carrier CCN
  • Barber Coleman GCM

And many more!  Call us today for a free building consultation!  (425) 251-9680.

St. Clare Hospital (Retrofit)

Location: Lakewood, WA
Mechanical Contractor: Stirrett Johnsen

SIEMENS Integration

ATS Automation provided a complete Alerton BACnet control system for the recently updated equipment installed within an existing 90, 000 square foot facility. ATS utilized the existing Siemens unitary controllers and replaced controls on the AHUS and the global controllers. St. Clare Hospital had used proprietary Siemens controls for about 20 years and is part of the Franciscan Healthcare network.

Jackson Federal Office Building

Client: GSA
Location: Seattle, WA
Mechanical Contractor: McKinstry

JCI Integration

The U.S. Government General Services Administration (GSA) operates the Jackson Federal Building in downtown Seattle, Washington; it houses 35 agencies with 2, 300 government employees and contractors within its 37 stories– making it the largest Federal building in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. ATS in conjunction with the S4 group upgraded the new system so it is now completely operated by an Alerton BACnet front end. All new Alerton controllers were installed on large built up AHU’s, chiller plant, steam heat exchangers, existing boilers, but ATS was able to make use of the existing JCI VAV controllers on 1200 Dual Duct boxes, a half dozen or so computer room units, and one NCM with a dozen JCI controllers downstream providing smoke control functionality. Alerton BCM global controllers bring in energy data from dozens of electrical steam and water meters.

Dept. of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Lighting and Security Integration

The Department of Ecology (DoE) is headquartered in a 323, 000 sq.ft. building and comprised of multiple programs that work as individual business units and also as one comprehensive agency within the Washington State Government. Over the last decade, ATS, as part of McKinstry’s team, has installed Alerton controls on the AHUs, VAVs and provided a customer facing dashboard and integration to lighting and security.

LEED Silver Certification

Photo courtesy of McKinstry