Truck stop Kiel
Smart Truck Stop
When the additional constructions around the truck stop Rosenow in Kiel began, a KNX-System was initially planned. At the same level of functionality, it was reasons of time and costs that changed the decision to a system by the Technische Alternative.
It consists of a UVR16x2, 16 RSM610, 12 CANI/O45 modules, 10 CAN-MTx2 operating units and a C.M.I., totaling 40 devices in the CAN-Bus. The controllers of the Technische Alternative regulate the entire building technology almost fully automatically: heating, air conditioning, ventilation, illumination and blinds. There are some specialties about this system.
The large training room offers several pre-programmed light sceneries that can be accessed directly via buttons on the CAN-MTx2. These can be combined with the blinds’ dimming, enabling users to set sceneries for movies, speeches, training, exams, catering etc. The Ventilation system in the sanitary area is regulated depending on presence, temperature and air humidity, which saves energy due t o regulation based on demand. Two CAN-MTx2 with the new CO2-sensor are in use, one of which is in the training room. This enables automatic ventilation in regards to air quality. Another specialty is the ultrafast fill level sensor in the oil tank. It captures the fill level and transmits it to the UVR16x2 via a 0-10 V signal, interpreted as percent. The C.M.I. then outputs a message if the oil runs low.
In almost all rooms, presence detectors detect whether someone’s in the room and relay that information to the corresponding controller. It automatically regulated illumination, dimming, heating, air conditioning and ventilation based on demand. Wind and insolation sensors on the outside of the building support the controller. The temperature and air humidity are captured using the sensors in the CAN-MTx2 operating units. Wherever those aren’t present, the combined sensors via DL-Bus are used for these measurements.
Lastly, the DHW station FRISTAR2 supplies warm water to offer the truckers a chance to shower. The station is connected to the UVR16x2 via DL-Bus to exchange data with it. That data, together with plenty of others, can be logged and visualized using the C.M.I. A large screen for visualization and operation is planned to be set up in the entrance area, on which this modern solution for building automation of the Technische Alternative can presented to visitors of the truck stop.