Building Management System

building management system

1. BMS (Building Management System) Systems

A BMS 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. The full form of BMS is Building Management System. A BMS is often used to improve communication between building occupants and staff, and optimize building operations and maintenance. By using a building management system, it is possible to save and reduce energy costs, improve comfort levels and create a safer and more efficient working environment.

2. Smart Building Management System  

A Smart Building Management System automates and optimizes the performance of a building’s mechanical and electrical systems. The goal of a BMS is to improve the efficiency of a building’s operations while reducing energy consumption and operating costs. A BMS accomplishes this by integrating data from a variety of sources, including weather data, energy usage data, and occupancy data.

This data is then used to optimize the performance of the building’s systems in real-time. For example, if the weather forecast predicts a heat wave, the BMS can adjust the building’s HVAC system to cool the building in advance, preventing the need for emergency cooling. Similarly, if the building is not being used during off-peak hours, the BMS can reduce the lighting and heating levels to save energy. By constantly monitoring and adjusting the building’s systems based on real-time conditions, a BMS can help to ensure that a building is operated as efficiently as possible.

3. Advantages of a Smart BMS

Building management systems are becoming increasingly popular as they offer a number of benefits. For example, BMS systems can help to reduce energy consumption, improve indoor air quality, and increase safety and security. In addition, BMS systems can be customized to meet the specific needs of a building.

A Smart Building Management System integrates all the systems in a building—including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, security, and fire safety—into one central interface. This allows for more efficient and effective management of a building’s energy use, as well as improved comfort and safety for occupants. In addition, an SBMS can provide valuable data about a building’s energy consumption, which can be used to make further improvements.

While the benefits of an SBMS are numerous, there are also some challenges associated with its implementation. One key challenge is ensuring that all the systems in a building are compatible with the platform. Another challenge is finding the right balance between energy efficiency and occupant comfort. However, with careful planning and execution, a BMS can provide significant benefits for any type of building.

4. BMS System diagram

A building management system (BMS) controls and monitors the various systems and equipment within a building. These systems can include HVAC, lighting, security, fire safety, and more. BMS systems are designed to provide a comfortable and safe environment for occupants while also maximizing energy efficiency.

A typical BMS consists of software and hardware that are integrated with each other to collect data from various sensors installed throughout the building, process the data, and then provide information and control commands to the building’s equipment. The software component of a BMS is typically web-based, making it accessible from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. The hardware component typically consists of controllers, input/output devices, and communicators that are installed throughout the building. The software is used to monitor and control the various systems in the building. The software can be accessed via a web-based interface or a mobile app.

The BMS system software is controlled by a central computer which is connected to a network of sensors and controllers located throughout the building. The sensors collect data about the various conditions in the building, such as temperature, humidity, occupancy levels and so on. This data is then used by the computer to adjust the settings of the various systems in order to maintain optimum conditions. The building management system can also be programmed to carry out tasks such as turning lights off when rooms are empty or scheduling heating and cooling according to occupancy levels. In addition, the system can be used to monitor energy consumption and produce reports on how the building is performing.

5. Types of BMS Systems

There are several different types of building management systems available, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Centralized systems are typically used in large commercial buildings. They offer central control of all building systems, making it easy to manage multiple buildings from a single location. However, they can be expensive to install and maintain, and they can be difficult to troubleshoot if there are problems with the system.

Decentralized systems are typically used in smaller buildings. They offer more flexibility than centralized systems, as each zone can be controlled independently. However, they can be less energy-efficient since each zone has its own controls. Hybrid systems combine elements of both centralized and decentralized systems. They offer the benefits of both types of system while minimizing the drawbacks. Building management systems are an essential part of any modern building, and the type of system that is chosen should be based on the specific needs of the building.

6. Messung BMS Solutions

Messung offers three BMS solutions.

i. IBMS – Integrated Building Management System

An Integrated Building Management System (IBMS) is a single comprehensive Building Management System for the integration of HVAC, Fire Alarm, Public Address, Access Control, Security, Lighting and other systems.

Messung IBMS brings the benefit of better indoor comfort, energy efficiency, safety and security, and most importantly better management of all systems under the unified platform

ii. OT – Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) allows exchange of information and data on a cloud via IP enabled objects and devices. Customized dashboard provides users with data on production, batch, maintenance, efficiency, energy, etc. remotely. Advance analytics on the data are computed fast to improve efficiency, response, operation, preventive maintenance, etc. Cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google are utilized for the best results.

iii. EMS (Energy Management System)

An energy management system (EMS) is an integrated software system designed to store energy parameters, analyze consumptions, identify areas of wastage, reduce energy consumption, predict electrical system performance and optimize energy usage to reduce cost for electrical loads in a premise. EMS can be used to centrally monitor devices like HVAC units and lighting systems across multiple locations, multiple sites either using central/remote server or over cloud IoT.

Messung leads in industrial automation and enables smart building management that scales businesses by saving cost and saving energy. Our Building Management System solutions connects people, integrates systems for better economy, efficiency and comfort. Messung helps you enhance performance, connectivity and communication and builds greener and smarter spaces for your business to prosper. Gain maximum functionality and operational excellency with Messung Automation today.