Performing a Box Flow Test - Johnson Controls - Metasys - LIT-12011147 - Software Application - Controller Configuration Tool - 15.0

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Johnson Controls
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Controller Configuration Tool
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About this task

Before you perform a Box Flow Test, you must make a connection. See Making Connections in the Commissioning a System section.


  1. On the Tools menu, select Box Flow Test. The Connection Type screen of the Box Flow Test wizard appears.
  2. Select the Connection Type you want to use.
    1. For an Supervisor Passthru connection, select a host name or IP address from the drop-down box, or enter the device host name or IP address, your user credentials, and click Login.
    2. For a Bluetooth connection, enter the Bluetooth COM port and baud rate.
    3. For MAP 4.2+ / BACnet Router connection, specify the following:
      • IP address and UDP port of the router.
      • Network number of the MS/TP trunk (1-65,534).
        Note: Do not use 1001 for the MS/TP Network Number. The MS/TP Network Number 1001 is reserved for Johnson Controls IP network connections.
      • An available Ethernet network interface adapter to use.
        Note: If you select an available Ethernet network interface, all IP traffic intended for the MAP 4.2+/ BACnet Router travels through this interface.
      When you first open the wizard, the default connection parameters for connecting to a MAP Gateway at version 4.2 are automatically displayed. If the connection parameters are modified, the values are stored in the wizard for future use. To restore the connection parameters to the default values, click the MAP 4.2 Default button.
      Note: For further information about the MAP and common troubleshooting issues, refer to the Mobile Access Portal Gateway User's Guide (LIT-12011999).
    4. For a ZigBee connection, enter the PAN offset.
    5. For a Direct Ethernet connection, enter the UDP port of the device and an available Ethernet network interface adapter (if selected, verify you are on the same subnet as your IP controllers) to use.
  3. Click Next. The Device Selection screen appears. The Box Flow Test begins to discover devices.
    Note: Click Discovery if the Box Flow Test does not discover devices.
  4. After the discovery is complete, the screen displays all the devices present on the network. Select the devices for which to perform the Box Flow Test. To select multiple devices, hold down the Ctrl key and select each device. Click the columns to sort the devices.
    Note: You cannot connect to a device that has a duplicate Instance Number. If more than one device has the same Instance Number, the numbers display red in the device list. If you select a device with a duplicate Instance Number, the Next button will be disabled until a device with a unique Instance Number is selected.
  5. Click Next. The Perform Test screen appears.
  6. Select the check box next to the devices where you want to perform a Box Flow Test.
    • You can filter the devices by typing your search criteria in the Filter box. Type one or more letters appearing in the device name you want to select.
    • To select all devices, right-click in the check box column and click Select All. To select no devices, right-click in the check box column and click Select None.
  7. Make necessary changes to following parameters:
    • Actuator Stroke Time: Amount of time, in seconds, it takes the actuator to move from the fully closed to fully opened position.
    • Bidirectional Test: Indicates whether the Box Flow Text is bidirectional or single. Select False if you want the damper to stroke only in one direction from the starting point. Select True if you want the damper to make the return part of the test.
    • Display Precision: Defines the decimal rounding and the decimal places to display for each airflow reading.
    • In the Starting Position column, select Open or Closed by clicking the row you want. We recommend that you have an equal number of boxes closed as there are open. This helps ensure adequate static pressure during the test. It also helps prevent an over-pressure situation.
      • To set all dampers to the open position, right-click the Starting Position column header and then click Set Same Position. To set alternating positions, right-click Starting Position and then click Set Alternating Position.
      • We recommend that you use the starting positions found in the Setting Starting Positions section.
  8. After you make your selections, click Begin Test. The Box Flow Test begins. The status of the test appears in the State column.