System Analyzer

System Analyzer logo.

Software package for load calculation and energy and economic comparative analysis. System Analyzer permits a quick evaluation of virtually any building, system, and equipment combination. Thus, it can be used either as a scoping tool to decide what systems may be appropriate for an initial design, or to get a general feeling of how one system/equipment combination may perform over another. If a certain combination seems especially promising, further analysis can be done by exporting inputs into TRACE 600. The possibilities are endless. And since the program is Windows-based, virtually anyone with minimal HVAC training and experience can use it.

Keywords

Energy analyses, load calculation, comparison of system and equipment alternatives

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

Basic knowledge of HVAC equipment, systems and terms.

Users

Approximately 800 users worldwide.

Audience

Utility companies and ESCOs who wish to promote alternative cooling strategies; architects and marketing persons who may use this as a powerful, interactive presentation tool; and mechanical engineers who design, size and calculate energy consumption for HVAC systems.

Input

Building design parameters, system configurations and utility rates.

Output

Print any of the 30 design and analysis reports and graphs such as building loads, equipment energy consumption, economic analysis, yearly cash flows and monthly building load profiles for comparisons or presentations.

Computer Platform

PC-compatible 486 or higher (Pentium recommended), Windows 3.1 or higher, 12 MB RAM (16 MB recommended); 13 MB free hard disk space.

Programming Language

CA-Realizer

Strengths

System Analyzer is a powerful, interactive presentation tool and it's graphical interface allows even a beginner with minimal HVAC experience to get a complete energy and economic analysis in as little as 10 minutes. The graphs, when printed on a color printer, provide powerful visual proof for proposals to justify better HVAC systems.

Weaknesses

The program provides reliable comparative system analyses, but lacks some of the extensive details of load and energy components available in the TRACE suite.

Contact

Company:

Trane Company

Address:

3600 Pammel Creek Road
Building 17-1
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601-7599
United States

Telephone:

(608) 787-3926

Facsimile:

(608) 787-3005

E-mail:

CDShelp@trane.com

Website:

http://www.trane.com/commercial/software

Availability

The cost for System Analyzer is $995 for a standard single license and $1492.50 for a site/LAN license. Call the Support Center to receive special pricing for educational purposes or current promotional discounts. A yearly renewal fee of 23% of the purchase price entitles the customer to unlimited free phone support, as well as automatic updates and documentation. All Trane C.D.S. software programs have an unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee. "Patches" are also available for download from our web site, listed above. We offer on-site training at our headquarters in La Crosse, WI, as well as regional training at sites throughout the U.S. or at your office if you prefer. Contact the C.D.S. Support Center for more information. The C.D.S. department's Support Center is staffed by experienced HVAC engineers and specialists. Support Center hours are 8:00 AM-5:30 PM CT Monday-Thursday, and 8:00 AM-5:00 PM CT Friday.