BMS

What is BMS?

A BMS or Building Management System, otherwise known as a building automation system (BAS), is a computer-based control system installed in buildings that controls and monitors the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment such as ventilation, lighting, power systems, fire systems, and security systems.

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We are the exclusive Tier 1 BMS systems integrator for KMC Controls for South Australia.

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What does a BMS do?

The most common primary function of the BMS is the control of a building’s 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

The day to day role of the BMS is:

  • 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)

Building control applications include the following:

  • Zone temperature monitoring and control
  • Zone Variable Air Volume (VAV) control to zones
  • Zone CO2 monitoring and control (Air Quality)
  • Air handling unit supply air temperature control
  • Air handling unit supply air flow/pressure control
  • Main Plant Chiller and Boiler sequencing
  • Toilet, car park, kitchen and general exhaust fan control
  • After Hours Building Control

Measuring and monitoring a building’s performance:

  • Operator Interfaces including Graphical User Interface (GUI) for monitoring and adjustments
  • Trend data is important when determining the stability of control algorithms and when tuning the system
  • Reports are pivotal when demonstrating building performance against sustainability targets such as NABERS
  • Equipment alarm and fault notification reduces downtime and consequential impact

 

Integration with other building systems:

The Benefits of having a BMS

The advantages of a BMS versus stand-alone control

  • Reduced installation costs
  • Flexibility and ease of change
  • Customised control strategies
  • Scalability
  • Operator interaction, feedback and control
  • Integration with other building services

Improved Tenant comfort conditions

  • Real-time monitoring of tenant conditions
  • Greater load based control strategies
  • Trend data of performance, improved fault finding
  • Air quality management (CO2)
  • After hours operational requests, tenant billing
  • Alarm notifications of faults reduce downtime
  • Automated changeover of failed equipment

Energy Management and reduction of operational costs

  • Optimal start and stop of plant
  • Building warm up and cool down cycles
  • Night purge
  • Automatic Seasonal plant sequence selection
  • Seasonal temperature setting adjustments
  • Load based control strategies
  • Economy cycle control including CO2
  • Equipment runtime monitoring and duty cycling
  • Occupancy control and control setback

Management of building ratings such as NABERS

  • Can be an integrated Energy Management System (EMS)
  • Real-time monitoring of energy performance
  • Proactive adjustment, not retrospective catch up
  • Measurement against load profile targets
  • Separation of tenant and base building loads
  • Historical trend data for NABERS management
  • Energy demand and consumption dashboards

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