Schneider Electric

At Schneider Electric, I produced Installation Manuals, Operation & Maintenance Manuals, Service Manuals, User Manuals, Technical Specifications, and Release Notes for Schneider Electric's broad line of cooling products and cooling product accessories. I worked with the engineering teams (mechanical, electrical, and firmware), product line management, and service leads to make sure drawings were accurate, descriptions of settings were correct, and to receive data for the product.

Ecoflair Indirect Air Economizer

Installation Manual

Note: The size of the PDF is quite large, so I have broken the PDF into two sections.

The Ecoflair was a brand new product, so the documentation for the product was all newly created. I was the sole writer and illustrator for the manual. The engineering team that I worked with on this manual was located in the same office as I was. The information up to page 12 is the standard Schneider front matter that is provided in almost all of the manuals shipped with products. Lifting information was received from the mechanical engineers and I used the 3D models of the product to create the drawings and organize the information. For the “Operational Overview” chapter, I received information from the refrigeration engineer, firmware engineer, and product line management and worked on re-writing it to make it more concise and separated into sections. For the “Component Identification” and “Dimensions and Weights” chapters, I worked with the mechanical and electrical engineers to make sure my drawings were correct and that all of the components were labeled correctly. I have been doing this long enough that I can recognize a lot of the components now, but there are some that I do not know still. I used the electrical diagrams from the electrical engineer to label the components and then had him check them for correctness. The “Diagrams” and “Site Preparation” information was provided by the refrigeration engineer and product line management and I just re-drew the diagrams in a format that I could use. I used the 3D model to do the ducting drawings. The “Water Supply Requirements” section was written by the refrigeration engineer with me correcting grammar and punctuation, and doing some light editing to remove redundant information. The “Installation” chapter was written by me with little input from the engineers until the end. It consisted basically of me sitting in on a design review meeting, using the 3D models to see how things went together, and then going over and asking the engineers quick questions if I wasn’t sure of something. My teammate provided light editing for this manual.

 

I also provided all of the illustrations. I had to get creative with some sections and just show bits and pieces of the unit since the 3D model was large and becoming cumbersome to work with. Also, I could no longer export DXF files from Solid Works for some reason, so I had to use Solid Edge and Arbortext IsoDraw to get my illustrations exported for use in Adobe Illustrator. The source files for the manual were originally created Adobe FrameMaker and then moved to Arbortext Editor. The layout of the manual being controlled by style sheets set to Schneider Electric standards.

 

I was able to complete this manual about 6 weeks before the official release date of the product since we received an ETO order, and I needed to have the manuals translated to French for shipment with the product

Operation and Maintenance Manual

The Ecoflair was a brand new product, so the documentation for the product was all newly created. I was the sole writer for the manual. Some of the illustrations are shared with other manuals and only a few were newly created by me for this manual (mostly in the maintenance section). The engineering team that I worked with on this manual was located in the same office as I was. The information up to page 12 is the standard Schneider front matter that is provided in almost all of the manuals shipped with products. The “Commissioning” chapter is standard in all of our Operation and Maintenance Manuals; I am provided the commissioning checklists from the service lead. The “Operation” chapter is mostly standard information that is shared across all of our products that use the touch-screen display. For the “Remove Power from the Unit” section, I worked with the electrical engineer to make sure we provided accurate information for the safety of any technicians working on the product. For the “Operational Overview” chapter, I received information from the refrigeration engineer, firmware engineer, and product line management and worked on re-writing it to make it more concise and separated into sections: this is the same information that is included in the Installation Manual. Pages 34–59 and pages 80–94 are specific to this product and were documented by working primarily with the firmware engineer and the service lead. I start initially by receiving files (touch-screen Mindmap, data dictionary, alarm dictionary) from the firmware engineer and setting up a simulator at my desk to document as much as I can on my own before setting up meetings to fill in any settings that I do not know. Pages 64 – 79 are standard for any of our products that use the Network Management Card (NMC) and is re-used with minor tweaks. This information was created years ago by the NMC team in Galway, Ireland and modified for our product usage. My teammate provided light editing for this manual.

The source files for the manual were originally created Adobe FrameMaker and then moved to Arbortext Editor .

 

Along with the Installation Manual, I was able to complete this manual about 6 weeks before the official release date of the product since we received an ETO order, and I needed to have the manuals translated to French for shipment with the product.

Technical Specifications

The Ecoflair was a brand new product, so the documentation for the product was all newly created. I was the sole writer for the manual. The Technical Specifications shares content with the Installation Manual and the Operation and Maintenance Manual and utilizes the same source topics for the information. Data was provided by the engineers and product line management, which I then formatted. The images that use renderings of the product were provided by product line management from the engineers.

The source files for the manual were originally created Adobe FrameMaker and then moved to Arbortext Editor.

Automation Server

The Automation Server is the device used to group multiple Ecoflair Indirect Air Economizer units together in a cooling group.

The division that created the Automation Server provided documentation to use about the operation of the device, and I modified the information to match Schneider Electric's standards and to provide a document for the customer. I created all of the images in the document, including drawing the screens so they could be translated.

The source files for the manual were created in Arbortext Editor with the layout of the manual being controlled by style sheets set to Schneider Electric standards.

InRow DX 300-mm Air Conditioner

Installation Manual

The InRow DX 300-mm ACRD300 series of air conditioners are an expansion of the direct expansion product line to provide a higher cooler capacity in a 300-mm footprint.

 

The engineering team that I worked with on this manual was located in the Shanghai, China office. The information up to page 12 is the standard Schneider front matter that is provided in almost all of the manuals shipped with products. Lifting information was received from the mechanical engineers and I used the 3D models (SolidWorks) of the product to create the drawings and organize the information. I created the installation images, component identification images, and dimensional images from the 3D models provided by the engineering team. A few images in the leveling and sensor sections are re-used from previous documents and were not created by me. The images were primarily created in Adobe Illustrator from  DXF files from the 3D models, and a few were created from IsoDraw.

A newer draft of this document is available on the Schneider Electric Web site, and it has been split into two separate manuals based on compliance certification for the units (CCC certified and CE/UL certified).

The source files for the manual were created in Arbortext Editor with the layout of the manual being controlled by style sheets set to Schneider Electric standards.

Operation and Maintenance Manual

The InRow DX 300-mm ACRD300 series of air conditioners are an expansion of the direct expansion product line to provide a higher cooler capacity in a 300-mm footprint.

 

The “Commissioning” chapter is standard in all of our Operation and Maintenance Manuals; I am provided the commissioning checklists from the service lead. The “Operation” chapter is mostly standard information that is shared across all of our products that use the touch-screen display. Pages 34 – 36,  pages 39 – 65 , and 79 –  86 are specific to this product and were documented by working primarily with the firmware engineer and the service lead. I start initially by receiving files (touch-screen Mindmap, data dictionary, alarm dictionary) from the firmware engineer and setting up a simulator at my desk to document as much as I can on my own before setting up meetings to fill in any settings that I do not know. Pages 66 – 74 are standard for any of our products that use the Network Management Card (NMC) and is re-used with minor tweaks. This information was created years ago by the NMC team in Galway, Ireland and modified for our product usage. My teammate provided light editing for this manual. In a new version of the manual available on the Schneider Electric Web site, and it includes more command line interface (CLI) information.

The source files for the manual were created in Arbortext Editor with the layout of the manual being controlled by style sheets set to Schneider Electric standards.

Ball Valve and Union Installation Sheet

Temperature and Humidity Sensor Installation Sheet

Compressor Acoustic Jacket Installation Sheet

This is an Installation Sheet for a ball and union accessory for the InRow DX 300-mm ACRD300 series of air conditioners. I created the images from the 3D models provided by the engineering team using Adobe Illustrator.

The source files for the sheet were created in Arbortext Editor with the layout of the manual being controlled by style sheets set to Schneider Electric standards.

This is an Installation Sheet for a temperature and humidity sensor accessory for the InRow DX 300-mm ACRD300 series of air conditioners. I created the images from the 3D models provided by the engineering team using Adobe Illustrator.

The source files for the sheet were created in Arbortext Editor with the layout of the manual being controlled by style sheets set to Schneider Electric standards.

This is an Installation Sheet for an acoustic jacket for the compressor accessory for the InRow DX 300-mm ACRD300 series of air conditioners. I created the images from the 3D models provided by the engineering team using Adobe Illustrator.

The source files for the sheet were created in Arbortext Editor with the layout of the manual being controlled by style sheets set to Schneider Electric standards.

Uniflair LE Chilled-Water Air Conditioners—HXCV Models

Technical Specifications

The HXCV models in the Uniflair LE Chilled-Water product line were an expansion of the product line with underfloor fans. The engineering team that I worked with on this manual was located in Conselve, Italy. I used the 3D models (Solid Edge) of the cooling units to create the drawings by exporting DXF files to work with in Adobe Illustrator. Since this document is only available through Uninet, I have removed a lot of performance and component information from the PDF.

The source files for the sheet were created in Arbortext Editor with the layout of the manual being controlled by style sheets set to Schneider Electric standards.

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