The approach to setting up a system is sometimes best demonstrated
by example. The purpose Of this document is to show by example the
process of configuring and programming the NoFossil Control System
The Programmer's Guide covers the technical details of the
programming process. This document is provides a hands-on guided tour
of the process without going into as much detail.
Programming can't be done without a thorough understanding of the
system that is to be controlled. For that reason, the first part of
this document describe the evolution of a typical oil-fired hot water
heating system with the addition of a wood boiler, heat storage, and
finally solar hot water panels. In each step, we'll cover the
plumbing, the desired operation, the control system wiring, and
configuration of the (NFCS).
If you are familiar with heating system design or just eager to
start playing with the NFCS, feel free to skip the sections that deal
with system plumbing and electrical components.