With its comprehensive import, graphing and analysis routines, the UT is ideal for large data sets from multiple sources. The software has time correction features, including the ability to synchronize data sets with different recording rates. The UT has various data filtering mechanisms and a comprehensive graphing tool. The software has the ability to generate post test channels to facilitate data analysis. In addition, the UT includes an analysis section that provides detailed statistical information.
A special timesaving feature of the UT is its ability to give you meaningful calculations in spite of inconsistent or flawed raw data. For instance, it reconciles data from loggers whose recording intervals differ, and it compensates for calibration errors. The UT also includes filter tools that allow you to look at just the data you need. The graphing tool includes features such as a standard graph, XY scatter plots and trend graphing. Analysis routines have been developed for equipment run-time, zone temperature variation, air-side economizers, plug load, lighting controls and set point analysis. For all these areas, you can view the data in a summary report or a graphic display. In addition, a routine that calculates detailed statistics for each data set is available. The UT also has the ability to export data to a transport file that makes data available for other UT users, or into a standard spreadsheet format that will fit smoothly into your spreadsheet. This can save you hours of extra effort.
The UT solves the real-world problems that often arise in data collection which then makes your original data set more useful.
Who Needs the UT?
The Universal Translator (UT) is for anyone who needs to work with “real world” data—in other words, data that has problems. Examples of problem data might be data that comes from different data loggers where the clocks are not synchronized or from data loggers that recorded at different intervals. Calibration errors might be another source of problems. Have you found yourself spending hours with a spreadsheet trying to take problem data and make it into something usable? If so, the UT could save you hours of work.
The UT also has additional analysis functions to help analyze your data. The analysis tools have been written for building energy maintenance. They include modules to analyze economizers, light and plug loads, equipment runtime and set point analysis.