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Data Polling Routine (PlotHood) to Generate Weekly Inspection Plots for Fort Hood, Texas
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This report has been prepared for the United States Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (CERL) located at Champaign, IL. The report describes the work performed by the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) of Texas A&M University System on eight army installations around the U.S. The project was divided into two major Tasks: (1) Development of Baseline Monthly Utility Models for eight army bases around the U.S.; (2) Provide energy data polling routines (PlotHood) to generate weekly inspection plots at Ft. Hood, Texas. The objective of this part of the project is to provide inspection and archiving of data coming from five existing data loggers at Fort Hood, Texas. This included the development of PlotHood, a combination of computer software that will enable the personnel at the energy office at Fort Hood to poll data from five data loggers at the base, and to generate weekly inspection plots.
DescriptionFor this part of the project, a weather station that includes temperature, humidity and solar sensors was installed at the west substation of Ft. Hood as part of Phase I of this project. Weekly inspection plots of electricity use at the main substation of Ft. Hood have been developed using equipment and data polling and archiving routines at the ESL. The inspection plots are delivered weekly to Ft. Hood Energy Office and CERL. For phase II of the project, the ESL developed a software package of PC routines (PlotHood) that will enable the personnel at the energy office to poll the data from the five data loggers at the base and to generate weekly inspection plots. To provide on screen visualization of real-time energy consumption data collected by the data loggers, the ESL installed Monitor, a software developed at the ESL, to be used by Ft. Hood Energy Office personnel.
SubjectUnited States Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories
Baseline Monthly Utility Models
energy data polling routines
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Saman, N. F.; Reddy, T. A.; Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D. (1996). Data Polling Routine (PlotHood) to Generate Weekly Inspection Plots for Fort Hood, Texas. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from