Building Energy Management Systems Need to Implement Proactive and Predictive Maintenance

Proactive and Predictive Maintenance features are becoming a must for efficient and effective Building Energy Management Systems, experts in the field have been recently able to suggest.

Building owners invest significant resources in environmental and building control systems, which are typically expensive to operate, yet essential for occupant comfort, productivity, and safety. Keeping systems operating at peak performance also reduces energy use and lowers utility costs, a growing concern for building owners worldwide.

However, in order to keep these system running and in the same time minimize operational costs, it is important to consider the use of proactive and predictive maintenance based on the actual condition of equipment rather than a predetermined schedule.

With this approach in place, all equipments are consistently maintained at a continuously high level of performance. In addition, a predictive approach can be used to prioritize repairs and maintenance so that the most important systems are repaired first, so as to ensure the most effective return on investment (ROI). For example, in a predictive maintenance program, key operating parameters of equipment are quality checked regularly by staff or monitored automatically by sensors. The readings are then analyzed and used to evaluate the condition of the equipment and predict the future performance or likelihood of failure.

The key to predictive maintenance is that equipment and system condition determines what maintenance is performed, rather than a preset calendar or schedule. In predictive maintenance, there are no preset time frames at disposal when equipments are to be quality checked. This implies that repairs and maintenance are performed at the ideal time, resources are not wasted unnecessarily and equipments are maintained at a higher level of performance. This can extend the lifetime of a building by many years, increase safety from properly maintained equipment, ensure greater comfort and productivity for occupants, and better compliance with efficiency requirements.

HeatingSave – a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) delivering extensive preventive maintenance options

repair and maintenance bills are not exactly the type of expenditure any company is particularly happy about, but HeatingSave can actually help you here as well, while also allowing your company to lower its energy bills by an estimate 20 to 30+%.

Beside including a series of advanced features that enable users to optimize their boiler’s functioning times, thus reducing the overall energy costings, HeatingSave also sports a dry cycling prevention feature.

Dry cycling occurs when the thermostat connected to the boiler sends a switch-on command to the boiler for a very short time, not allowing it to go through a proper fire-up sequence. This phenomenon occurs mainly due to the fact that most normal time clocks and boiler controls have no information regarding the device they’re connected to and its proper functioning sequence.

The HeatingSave system, on the other hand, knows exactly the operating parameters of your boiler and runs it efficiently, preventing dry cycling and thus saving fuel, as well as preventing undue wear on the boiler.

If you’d like to find out more details on the various features provided by the HeatingSave system and learn just how much it can help you save on your fuel bills, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to provide you with any piece of information you might require.

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