Configuring the BACnet Settings for the BAS - Metasys - Part No. 24-10143-1183 - SI-VRFCBN02-0Sx - Gateway/Router - VRF Smart Gateway

VRF Smart Gateway Installation Guide

Brand
Metasys
Product name
VRF Smart Gateway
Document type
Installation Guide
Document number
Part No. 24-10143-1183
Document revision
F
Revision date
2020-04-23
Language
English

About this task

You must set the BACnet device settings for the VRF Smart Gateway to communicate with the BAS integration device over BACnet IP. The gateway assigns each VRF IDU and ODU a unique BACnet ID. The customer, the Facility Manager, or other person familiar with the BACnet network, must provide an open BACnet ID range to ensure that the gateway does not assign BACnet IDs that conflict with existing devices on the same network. The number of BACnet IDs that you require depends on the size of the system. You need a range of 700 BACnet IDs for every 10 VRF Refrigeration Systems. The Facility Manager must identify where a range of BACnet IDs is available, for example, from 1000 to 1700, or 550,000 to 550,700.

Procedure

  1. In the gateway UI, navigate to Settings > BACnet Gateway > Device Settings.
  2. In the Device ID field, enter the starting number for the range of available BACnet IDs.
  3. In the BACnet Network Address and BACnet IP (or UDP) Port fields, enter the corresponding settings that display in the BAS integration device. An example integration device is a Metasys NAE. The corresponding settings appear on the NAE's Focus View shown in the following figure. The default setting for the network address is 1001. The default setting for the BACnet UDP port is 47808.
    Figure 1. BACnet settings displayed in the NAE's Focus View

  4. In the BACnet IP Virtual Network Address field, enter a unique value for each VRF Smart Gateway on the BACnet network. 65001 is the default. The only time this is a concern is when you have multiple VRF Smart Gateways on the same network. Each VRF Smart Gateway requires a different number in this field. For example, enter 65001 in this field in the first gateway, and enter 65002 in this field in the second gateway.
  5. Click Save. You are prompted to restart the gateway now or postpone. If you have configured both the IP settings and the BACnet settings, restart now.