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Trend Control Systems - Technical Training Courses

Trend Control Systems offer a comprehensive range of training courses designed to meet a variety of technical abilities. To give extra flexibility, courses can be arranged on-site both within the UK and overseas, as well as some courses being available via e-learning.

Training courses from Trend Control Systems Prospectus are listed below

Cost prices listed are exclusive of VAT | Eligibility: EU= End User | LI = Licenced Installers

Location: H = Horsham, West Sussex | R = Redditch | B = Bury | full addresses can be found at bottom of page

Course  Dates / Location Duration Cost Eligibility
963 Operators
Course Details
03-04 April (H)
11-12 April (B)
19-20 April (R)
15-16 May (H)
05-06 June (H)
08-09 June (B)
22-23 June (R)
10-11 July (H)
13-14 July (R)
27-28 July (B)
2 days £710 EU / LI
963 Engineering
Course Details
05-07 April (H)
25-27 April (B)
17-19 May (H)
07-09 June (H)
27-29 June (B)
12-14 July (H)
18-20 July (R)
3 days £1,350 EU / LI
System Engineering
Course Details
11-12 April (R)
24-25 April (H)
31 May-01 June (R)
05-06 June (B)
06-08 June (H)
20-21 June (R)
03-04 July (H)
10-11 July (R)
18-19 July (H)
24-25 July (B)
31 July-01 Aug (H)
2 days £710 EU / LI
Trend Engineering Overview Course
Course Details
request details 4 days £1,420 EU only
Trend Energy Manager V2
Course Details
13-14 June (H) 2 days £900 EU / LI
IQ® Engineering
Course Details
04-06 April (R)
26-28 April (H)
31 May-02 June (B)
06-08 June (R)
14-16 June (H)
04-06 July (R)
05-07 July (H)
18-20 July (B)
3 days £1,350 LI only
IQ® Eco
Course Details
04-05 May (R)
21-23 June (B)
25-26 July (H)
2 days £900 LI only
SET Comms
Course Details
04 May (H)
22 June (H)
1 day £450 LI only
TONN Engineering
Course Details
19-21 April (H)
31 May-02 June (H)
27-29 June (H)
25-27 July (H)
3 days £1,350 LI only
TONN Update
Course Details
request details 1 day £450 LI only
BACnet Engineering
Course Details
03 May (R)
20 June (B)
24 July (H)
1 day £450 LI only
IQ®VISION
Course Details
07-09 March (H)
19-21 April (H)
25-27 April (R)
26-28 April (H)
03-05 May (H)
09-11 May (H)
09-11 May (B)
16-18 May (H)
3 days £1,350 LI only
Strategy Design
Course Details
09-10 May (H)
21-22 June (H)
2 days £900 LI only
IQL Engineering
Course Details
03 May (H) 1 day £450 LI only
TCL Tool 2
Course Details
12 April (H)
28 June (H)
1 day £450 LI only
XNC Drivers
Course Details
11 April (H)
27 June (H)
1 day £450 LI only
Trend Expert Exam
Course Details
06 July (H) 3 hours £50
£25 re-sits
LI

View course details and pre-requisites required for each course below:

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963 Operator

The course covers the use of the Trend 963 Supervisor to monitor and control the Building Management System. It provides a general overview of the Trend system and covers the basic supervisor features. Delegates will gain a basic knowledge of the system and experience at operating the supervisor. The 963 supervisor is secure to 21 FCR Part 11 and the secure aspects of the course content listed below are covered.
This course is also available as E-Learning, please see website for further details:

Who will benefit: Any user of a Trend system that is monitored and controlled by a 963 Supervisor. This could be an operator who needs to be able to monitor and change operating parameters such as occupation times or setpoints, or an operator who needs to examine or acknowledge alarms.

Pre-requisites: Nil

963 Engineering

This course reveals the flexibility of the 963 Supervisor to monitor plant control and performance. Exercises and practical projects are used to cover setting up schematics, the device view, graphs, the diary, and alarms to suit the application requirements. The 963 supervisor is secure to 21 FCR Part 11 and the course covers applying this standard to the installed Trend system. Setting up and using mean kinetic temperature (MKT) sensors is covered on the course.

Who will benefit: This course is needed by an engineer who is responsible for setting up a 963 Supervisor. It is also useful for the advanced 963 user who wishes to upgrade and customise their supervisor.

Pre-requisites: System Engineering Course followed by 963 Operators Course

System Engineering

This course covers the hardware elements that make up a Trend system and the basic concepts behind the operation of IQ controllers. It leads to the ability to set up the hardware of IQ3 and IQ2 series controllers and install them on a Trend network. Trend System Engineering Tool (SET) is used to configure controllers, map the network and demonstrate controller values and parameters.

Who will benefit: This course is required for any person who is responsible for installing or maintaining a Trend system. It is also useful to those who need to know the range of Trend products or how an IQ controller operates.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Trend Engineering Overview

This course covers the hardware elements that make up a Trend system and the basic concepts behind the operation of IQ® controllers. It leads to the ability to set up the hardware of IQ®4, IQ®3 and IQ®2 series controllers and install them on a Trend network. Trend System Engineering Tool (SET) is used to configure controllers, map the network and demonstrate controller values and parameters.

Who will benefit: This course is required for any person who is responsible for maintaining a Trend system. It is also useful to those who need to know the range of Trend products or how an IQ® controller operates.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Trend Energy Manager V2

This course covers the features of the Trend Energy Manager. It is intended primarily for end users with an understanding of Energy Management techniques and covers the way that the TEM product works to enable the day to day analyze of Energy usage.

Who will benefit: This course is needed by any person who is required to manage and analyze energy usage and performance of their properties using Trend Energy Manager.

Pre-requisites: An understanding of Energy Management techniques and an appreciation of the Trend system

IQ® Engineering

This course covers the IQ controller internal software modules, and how to program control strategies using IQ3 controllers. Delegates will use Trend’s System Engineering Tool (SET) to create and modify simple strategy diagrams. The basic requirements of TCP/IP to install an IQ3 on Ethernet are taught. The course also covers backup and restore of controller data files.

Who will benefit: This course is required by any person in a project or maintenance role who is responsible for setting up or modifying IQ controller software modules, or who needs to understand strategy diagrams. The course is also useful to specifiers to illustrate the range of control offered by Trend controllers.

Pre-requisites: System Engineering Course

IQ® Eco

This course provides the engineer with information, on the IQeco range of products, its connections and features, and how it connects to Trend and Non Trend equipment, using its two sides of functionality; Trend and BACnet. Through various practical exercises, the engineer will learn how to use the new features of the IQeco and SET over Ethernet and USB to commission the IQeco devices.

Who will benefit: Any Trend Engineer that is required to install and commission Trend IQeco devices.

Pre-requisites: IQ® Engineering Course

SET Comms

The course has a high level of practical work covering the advanced features of the Trend System Engineering Tool (ToolSET), text comms and inter-controller communications. Starting without any strategy drawings, delegates follow the sequence of events used by engineers when visiting a site. After backing up the site controllers, the data files are reverse engineered to create strategy drawings. The course then covers the use and creation of plant blocks. The text communications section includes a study of powerful techniques to assist strategy fault finding and a tutorial covering attribute addressed inter-controller communications.

Who will benefit: Any engineer who is involved with using ToolSET and commissioning or maintaining the software of a large Trend system, and who wishes to have an understanding of the facilities available to aid rapid commissioning and fault finding.

Pre-requisites: IQ® Engineering Course

TONN Engineering

This course covers the features, application and programming of the Trend Open Network Node (TONN) interface using the TONN Engineering Suite (TES). It is intended primarily for engineers developing new integration applications to 3rd party systems, and includes a short introduction to Modbus and LonWorks protocols. The course also covers configuration and use of the Trend Open Protocol Server (TOPS) with the TONN (Niagara) driver.

Who will benefit: This course is needed by any person who is concerned with the design, installation or commissioning of a Trend TONN system. The TES programming software is licensed ONLY to channel partners who have signed a TES agreement and attended the TONN course; it is NOT available on general release.

Pre-requisites: IQ® Engineering Course

TONN Update

This course introduces the Trend Open Network Node and demonstrates its place in the Trend System. This course is aimed at Engineers with previous Tridium Niagara experience; you will be required to provide proof that pre-requisites are met.

Please note - This course is run on demand, please contact the Training department for details

Pre-requisites: IQ® Engineering and Tridium Niagara AX Certification

BACnet Engineering

This course gives the engineer a general explanation of BACnet and of how Trend has implemented BACnet into our current products. Through various practical exercises, the engineer will learn how to use SET to configure communications between Trend and 3rd Party BACnet devices and also how to use TOPS to integrate 3rd Party BACnet devices in to the 963 Supervisor.

Who will benefit: Any Trend engineer that is required to interface Trend Products with 3rd Party BACnet devices.

Pre-requisites: IQ® Engineering & 963 Engineering

Strategy Design

This course guides delegates through the process of control strategy design using a real building case study. Initially an analysis of the specification is undertaken. Delegates are then taught to adopt a systematic approach to strategy design using checklists, best practice and standard solutions. The course moves from a simple HWS system to a complete LPHW lead/lag boiler plant control strategy. Discussion of student and model solutions takes place at each stage.

Who will benefit: This course is required by anyone having responsibility for converting control specifications into working software control strategies for IQ controllers.

Pre-requisites: IQ® Engineering

IQL Engineering

The course starts with a brief overview of Lon, including the Trend implementation of the Lon system. The main part of the course covers the functioning, installing and commissioning of Trend IQL controllers and associated equipment. Delegates are given detailed information and practical experience of setting up a small Lon system using Trend software tools and viewing the results. The course also includes methods of configuring the controller software to obtain maximum benefits, and integrating a Trend Lon system into a standard IQ® controller Lan.

Who will benefit: This course is needed by any person who is concerned with the design, installation, commissioning or fault finding of a Trend IQL system

Pre-requisites: SET Comms

TCL Tool 2

This course covers the features, application and programming of the IQ®3/XNC interface using TCL Tool 2. It is intended primarily for engineers developing new applications.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Existing TCL applications which have been locked cannot be edited. Customers should refer to the company which wrote the original application if changes need to be made.

Who will benefit: The TCL Tool 2 programming software is licensed ONLY to course attendees; it is NOT available on general release. Hence this course is essential for any person wishing to program the IQ®3/XNC.

Please note - This course is run on demand, please contact the Training department for details.

Pre-requisites: HVAC Knowledge and TIS Status

XNC Drivers

This course covers the features, application and use of the IQ4XNC interface using SET & Driver solutions. It is intended for engineers wishing to install prewritten XNC programs or use the Trend developed Mbus or Modbus drivers.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Existing TCL applications which have been locked cannot be edited. Customers should refer to the company which wrote the original application if changes need to be made.

Who will benefit: The XNC drivers’ course is open to all engineers. Though this is under the integration family of courses. No specialist software or knowledge is required.

Please note - This course is run on demand, please contact the Training department for details.

Pre-requisites: IQ® Engineering Course

Trend Expert Exam

The scheme has a single level of test, Trend Expert.

The test has three variants: General, 963 and IQ.

  • The General test is broadly based on the requirements of a commissioning engineer.
  • The 963 test is for engineers specialising in 963 operation and engineering with limited requirement for IQ hardware and software knowledge in their day to day jobs.
  • The IQ test is for engineers specialising in control strategies with little need for 963 knowledge.

The test lasts for 90 minutes and consists of 100 multiple-choice questions over 5 Sections, selected at random from a database containing over 400 questions.

Four of the five sections must be passed in order to pass the General Exam and become a Trend Expert. For delegates taking the 963 and IQ exams the specialist section (963 and IQ Engineering respectively) must be passed.

Candidates requiring Access Arrangements, as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act (UK), should inform the Training Administrator when booking the exam.

Pre-requisites: Trend core courses

Please note – The Exam is run upon demand, please contact the Training Department for details.

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Training Course Locations:

National Training Center (H) - Foundry Lane, Horsham, W. Sussex RH13 5YZ

Redditch (R) - Burnt Meadow Road, Moons Moat North Ind Est, Redditch B98 9PA

Bury (B) - Chatsworth House, Hollinsbrook Park, Bury, BL9 8RN

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