Feb 21, 2019 Last Updated 2:53 PM, Feb 5, 2019

Smart thinking can deliver digital reality

Published in HVAC/HVP
Rate this item
(0 votes)
Tagged under

We live in a ‘smart’ digital age, where technology is a fundamental part of how we live and go about our business and is at the heart of some of the world’s most exciting building projects.

In fire safety, which is increasingly in the spotlight following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, it has been possible for some time to ensure every fire and smoke damper in a building is tested and serviced regularly without physically accessing the ventilation system.

Maintaining dampers can be disruptive if someone actually needs to get into the ductwork – sometimes parts of the building need to be closed while this work takes place, so this vital process is often delayed or cancelled.

Instead, a damper test can be automatically instigated by the BMS linking to the damper control system on a regular, pre-programmed basis without the need for ‘physical’ human intervention. With remote monitoring, each damper can be mapped and tracked. Reports from the damper system can be monitored by the building’s BMS, on mobile dashboards and send email notifications to the building manager wherever in the world they may be.

Control panels can be integrated into existing data networks and the client’s building management strategy, which is essential for easing maintenance and reducing its cost.

As well as making buildings safer, an initial investment in smart digital connectivity dramatically reduces lifetime ownership costs. This is no longer cutting edge, but it is certainly smart.

Last modified on Monday, 13 August 2018 09:05
Login to post comments

Most Read


05 Feb 2019 Floors, Walls & Ceilings

Offsite Solutions announces how off…

21 Jan 2019 Kitchens, Bathrooms & Washrooms

It’s a hat trick for the Window Com…

21 Jan 2019 Doors, Windows, Facades & Balustrades

Save the date – Surface Design Show

11 Jan 2019 Product Innovation

SPATEX returns for 2019

11 Jan 2019 Product Innovation

Find us on Facebook