EES “Domino Theory” of Automated Equipment

Posted by Pat Miller on Oct 8, 2020 6:30:51 AM

Implementing the reliable control of a Building Management System (BMS) optimized for energy efficient, environmentally friendly infrastructure requires the coordination and connection of all electrical and mechanical components. Whether we are working with a pharmaceutical client on the control of the critical environment of a clean room or working on a complex building management system of a New York City high-rise, EES has a unique methodology to make sure the reliability of the system is nearly fail-safe.

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Topics: building controls, PROCOS

EES Helps to Save the Planet Using Energy Savings Initiatives, Reducing Carbon Emissions from Building Management Systems

Posted by Pat Miller on Sep 25, 2020 8:04:38 AM

We recently challenged ourselves to quantify how many tons of carbon dioxide EES has prevented from being released into the atmosphere on our clients’ behalf, thus lowering their carbon footprints. Our conservative estimate is that our projects are saving more than 3 ½ tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) every hour! We have optimized and automated over 100,000 tons of refrigeration since we started in April 1976.

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Topics: control systems, building controls, energy control systems, sustainability

Nineteen Years Ago Today

Posted by Bruce Marson on Sep 11, 2020 10:47:29 AM

Nineteen years ago today, EES lost a good client. We had the control system on the central chilled water plant at the World Trade Center. EES was scheduled for service at the site that day, but was postponed due to a hang-up on the purchase order, fortunately our visit was re-scheduled, to never. We knew many of the operators, some of whom stayed at their posts when the building went down.

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Topics: building controls, energy control systems

EES Supports Community Project: Bell Works Drive-in Movie Theater

Posted by EES on Aug 26, 2020 10:56:40 AM

Pivoting quickly during the pandemic to offer socially-distanced entertainment for the local community of Holmdel, NJ, Bell Works contracted EES to install remote control of parking lot lights within four days.
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Topics: control systems, building controls, Bell Works

EES Delivers Turnkey Transportation Control Systems

Posted by EES on Aug 17, 2020 10:27:43 AM

As transportation system experts, EES has been providing comprehensive, turnkey transportation systems for our clients in the New York and New Jersey Metro areas since 1990. Because of our unique approach and vast experience in the industry, we are able to eliminate excessive coordination between controls, mechanical, and electrical trades and deliver a complete, reliable and streamlined system.

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Topics: controls industry, transportation

Project Profile: What Is Old Is New Again

Posted by Bruce Marson on May 29, 2020 3:52:12 PM

Blog post by Bruce Marson, President, Engineered Energy Solutions

I guess the old saying “what goes around, comes around” if you wait long enough, is true in the controls industry as well. We had for many years, a large telecommunications client for whom we had installed PLC-based building controls in the late eighties. The client was forward thinking in regards to the energy consumed by their 2.2 million square-foot R&D facility. Having the innovative corporate culture that fueled hundreds of patents per year, they recognized the rewards we were offering with our new (at the time) PLC-based energy control system. Back in the day, no one was applying PLCs to central utility plants and major air handling systems like we were and after a review of the numbers, they took a chance. After completing the installation, we saved them $500,000 per year with a return on investment in under two years.  When the project ultimately lead to the client winning an award from the State of New Jersey for energy management, we had a client for life.  

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Topics: controls, control systems, PLC, engineering, building controls, energy control systems, air handling systems, pneumatics, temperature sensors, calibration, telecommunications, controls industry, central utility plants

COVID-19 and Solutions

Posted by Pat Miller on Apr 20, 2020 1:59:11 PM

To advise our clients, suppliers and business partners of where we are, plan to go, and how we are handling this unprecedented crisis. 

First, we hope that all of our clients, suppliers, partners and your families are well.

To our clients:

We are coping with this situation with our full complement of engineers and technicians.  Working on projects where allowed, remote monitoring to all existing clients, and advising of any issues.

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How Upgrading Your Old Motor Protection System Can be a Game-Changer

Posted by Daniel F Luna, P. E. on Feb 18, 2020 2:34:23 PM

When one of EES' clients decided to do a capital upgrade of large motors, they planned to reuse the motor protection system that was in place. Our client was of the mindset that spending the additional money to replace the motor protection system that was still working was not necessary. Working as an advocate for our client, EES successfully argued that replacing the motor protection controllers at the same time would be an investment well spent. As is the case for many older controllers in the field today, the only way to get repair parts on old units is through a used/refurbished market. In addition to difficult part sourcing, this could cause unwanted extended downtime for our client.

EES had our client’s long-term well-being in mind and was able to convince them of the value and wisdom of upgrading the obsolete control system with Allen-Bradley’s newest technology for overload protection, the E300™ (networked) Electronic Overload Relays.

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Puzzled by our ‘Almost Famous’ Elephant Picture? Let us explain!

Posted by Pat Miller on Dec 20, 2019 4:16:05 PM

A picture is worth 1,000 words – right? Our founder, Pat Miller, thought so when he came up with this visual years ago to capture in a picture what our company does, and the benefits clients can realize by leveraging our unique expertise and services. Well, his marketing genius did not work in the above case, but it did gather a lot of attention and questions from those who saw it or those with a ‘?’ on their face! To introduce our blog, we decided to document our historical marketing attempt by bringing our elephant story back to life with an explanation to pay tribute to our founder’s creative efforts.

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