Redundant and Resilient Control System Design for District Energy Facilities

When:  Nov 17, 2021 from 13:00 to 14:00 (ET)

Sponsored by Thermo Systems

Are you currently in the planning stages of building a new facility? Are you thinking about retrofitting or improving an existing facility to add resiliency to your control system? Join Thermo Systems as we share examples of successful redundant and resilient control systems design projects which helped our customers become more fault tolerant.

We’ll answer the following questions in this insightful webinar:

  • What is a redundant design and how does it make a system more resilient?
  • What are the different types of redundancy and resiliency?
  • How do these concepts affect the cost of a control system and its design?
  • How are controls integrators factoring in redundancy and resiliency into design and operation of district energy plants and building automation systems?
Key Takeaways for Attendees: Differences between Redundancy and Resiliency // Strategies for successful implementation // Benefits and limitations of design choices // Different considerations for design and costs associated.


Matthew Rawson

Matthew Rawson, PE, is a Control Systems Project Engineer at Thermo Systems, where he has worked for over seven years. He has high-level expertise in Cogen, District Energy, Life Science, and Data Center industries. Matthew’s most recent involvement in our confidential data center client’s program has tapped into his deep understanding of critical HVAC, where he has become an impact player in this growing program. Matthew has worked on both the project management and service teams. He excels at using his knowledge to design and troubleshoot controls for mechanical systems and is passionate about training and mentoring his peers. Matthew has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from The College of New Jersey.

Haig Monokian

Haig Monokian is a Control Systems Project Engineer at Ther­mo Systems, where he delivers automation solutions in the Cogeneration, District Energy, Life Sciences, and Data Center industries for Thermo Systems’ clients across the globe. Haig has worked on high-profile clients such as Hudson Yards and NYU Langone Hospital. He is an expert at applying his technical knowledge to design and troubleshoot controls for various mechanical systems. Haig has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University and earned his P.E. license in 2021.


Grant Kircher

Grant Kircher is an Account Manager at Ther­mo Systems, where he manages several key accounts and leads a group of sales engineers to support the Business Develop­ment team. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, he joined Thermo Systems. He has gained extensive knowledge on offering industrial control system solutions that increase efficiency and resiliency while reducing downtime and energy costs. Grant is passionate about providing automation solutions, offering low-risk, value-based options to meet the needs of the owner, engineer, and general contractor/construction manager.