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Facilities Management Journal July 2014

FOCUS BUILDING CONTROLS 9 controls do run at the expected operational = + programmed with time control of the set points on heating and cooling to optimise #‚>" will run for 360 minutes at the maximum setting, however if the optimiser run time ‚>" 9 < ‚>" the building is crucial for the plant to run 9 < ‘' setting then the unit will keep attempting to satisfy the set point of the room by starting < unit to achieve a level of satisfaction and # building controls specialist will assess the fan coil units individually, to see if multiple units can be grouped together using a + is more than one unit in a room or open = / units, all with individual set points, varying 9 34 JULY 2014 | # units may be in heating mode, whilst one is / This means if the fan coil units are grouped together, the one that supplies * / < & ’ < same air handling unit supplies air to fan 9 & approach will deal with the system on each ’4 taken once all the zones with air handling x ’ systems are easier to deal with as the & & whereas the vertical system demands work & < & supply temperature needs to be decided based on the required running hours and The air handling unit supplies make up air to the fan coil units, and should not be optimised as fresh air does not need to be < control to the fan coil unit, then it will only 5 9 such as identifying clashes between individually controlled fan coil units, is 4 specialist will work with an FM team to take a holistic view of the system and work through all elements to ensure an integrated approach to optimisation of ‚>" #‚>" 9 "Y # 9 / The best way to ensure there are as few problems as possible is to use an integrated BMS that is designed, installed, operated and maintained by a specialist building \ 9 9 &


Facilities Management Journal July 2014
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