WHAT IS A BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
BMS systems are “Intelligent” microprocessor based controller networks
installed to monitor and control a buildings technical systems and services
such as air conditioning, ventilation, lighting and hydraulics.
More specifically they link the functionality of individual pieces of building
equipment so that they operate as one complete integrated system.
Now installed in every major building or facility with the availability of
direct integration into all other building services such as security, access
control, CCTV, fire, Lifts and other life and safety systems.
Current generation BMS systems are now based on open communications
protocols and are WEB enabled allowing integration of systems from
multiple system vendors and access from anywhere in the world.
The most common primary function of
the BMS is the control of a buildings
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Systems (HVAC) including;
– Air Handling Units
– Chilled Water Plant
– Cooling Towers
– Tenant Condenser Water
– Heating Water Plant
– Exhaust Systems
– Zone Controls
– Computer Room AC
Control of Building Systems and Services
Graphic User Interface (GUI)
Real Time Monitoring of Building Operation and Performance
Trending and Logging of Building Operation and Performance
Time Scheduling of Building Systems
Fault Management and Alarming
Control Application Programming
User Event Management
Energy Management and Reporting (NABERS)