BMS – Building Management Systems
BMS systems are “Intelligent” microprocessor-based controller networks, installed to monitor and control a buildings technical systems and services. These are collections of control systems such as Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Lighting and Hydraulics.
The Importance of an Effective Building Management System. A Building Management System (BMS) is a crucial component to any data centre facility. It allows for centralized management of critical infrastructure equipment, and ensures operations are being run securely and efficiently
The benefits of a BMS:
- Good control of internal comfort conditions.
- Possibility of individual room control.
- Increased staff productivity.
- Effective monitoring and targeting of energy consumption.
- Improved plant reliability and life.
- Effective response to HVAC-related complaints.
- Save time and money during maintenance.
- The Main reason why we have BMS is to ensure maximum control with minimum effort.
- Why do many time-consuming jobs when they can be done at a touch of a button?
- If we have all the data coming back to us, we can choose what we want to see and how we want to use it.
- The biggest benefit of reduced costs are as follows:
- Saving on Labour, rather than have more staff on a permanent contract which incurs a lot of non-value added costings to turnover, we can have a centrally controlled area monitored remotely on less labour intensive sites and create flags, warnings for when issues need to be attended by engineers.
- If we can automate equipment, we can save money and decrease our carbon footprint.
- Grants can be implemented on replacing existing non cost-effective solutions to help with the initial outlay using the ETL from the government.
- Please see link. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/874880/ETL272.pdf