Good connectivity and integration capabilities required.
The general contractor Köster commissioned VISAM with the short-term integration of a building management system (BMS) for all trades. The focus was set on monitoring the cooling system and recording the temperature values with the connected temperature sensors as well as on energy monitoring. The many different trades to be considered in the BMS and the large number of different manufacturer components and fieldbuses put high demands on the connectivity capabilities and interfaces of the automation platform used. Here VBASE could play its trump cards to the full and cover all required interfaces. Another advantage was that the VBASE function modules (smart meters, etc.) reduced the project planning effort to a minimum and thus the implementation took place within the desired time frame without any problems.
Secure storage, consistent quality.
The core functionality of the BMS is the continuous monitoring and logging of temperatures in the various cooling areas. VBASE stores the current actual temperature values in a SQL database and issues an alarm message if there are previously defined deviations from the setpoints. VBASE also creates automated reports on temperature progressions. Furthermore, the monitoring and control of the hall heating as well as the ventilation system and the heat pump of the office wing were integrated into the BMS. The cross-discipline BMS with monitoring of the cooling areas ensures safe storage and consistent quality of the dairy products. Options for the future expansion of the building management system include the integration of additional trades (lighting, fire protection system, burglar alarm system, PV system, etc.) and the possibility of mobile visualisation via smartphone or tablet.