FSI provides a wealth of tools for the integration of building control systems into Concept. BMS is not intended to provide the functionality of a control system, but provides the transfer of key information from the BMS system into Concept, to allow the issue of run-time maintenance and alarms.
Run-time maintenance in Concept is almost identical to that of planned maintenance, except the controlling factor is not calendar based, but instead the operational amount of run-time hours for the piece of equipment. The transfer of alarms into Concept manifest themselves as Helpdesk calls, allowing all of the standard task management functionality to be applied, e.g. the assignment of engineers, processing of time-sheets, etc.
BMS feeds data directly into Concept, allowing real-time monitoring of user-selected alarms and maintenance of critical equipment based on run-time hours. Many types of equipment have non-uniform usage and for that reason maintenance by actual hours of use can provide a better policy for equipment care than frequency based maintenance.
BMS is compatible with most third-party building control systems including Satchwell, Trend, Cylon, TAC, Johnson Controls, Siemens and other leading control suppliers. The module is also compatible with other monitoring systems, such as ICA (Instrument Control and Automation) and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition).
- Available with all Concept systems.
- Multiple BMS systems can be monitored at the same time.
- Real-time monitoring of alarms and run-time hours.
- Integration with leading control systems.
- Automated generation of both reactive and maintenance job cards.
- Directly linked to Concept and automatically generates details of equipment that has broken down: no need to contact the Helpdesk manually as Concept generates the necessary work orders and prints job cards. Alarm types can be transferred to Concept directly or using simple file transfer.
- Polls the target BMS system at regular intervals to crosscheck the current run-time hours of equipment against the register of due hours.
- Reduces the necessity for the helpdesk to intervene in equipment maintenance.
- Issues warnings before failure of critical equipment.
- Cost benefit: potential to maintain the item of equipment fewer times than the recommended planned maintenance regime of the equipment.