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BMSI Help Heathrow to reduce Carbon Footprint

Heathrow Airport is a huge consumer of electrical power and as such any initiative that works to reduce electrical energy saves the airport considerable sums of money, and improves their carbon footprint.

 

One area of focus is the HVAC controls and the Air Handling Units in particular.  Even small adjustments to these systems can significantly improve the working environment and passenger areas.

 

To contribute to reducing energy usage at Heathrow Airport, BMSI identified where the most energy was being consumed and subsequently the most appropriate units to install for the most efficient upgrade.

 

The traditional belt-driven fan motors were replaced with innovative energy-efficient EC Fan Motors. Then, using the existing Trend BMS controls, BMSI were able to further reduce the motor speeds and keep the working environment for passenger areas.

 

Benefits have not only been the reduction in noise from the change of fans, but via the high level interfaces we now have a better understanding and control of the systems overall, with each EC fan being monitored via the Modbus interface.  This has been supplemented by other projects, including installing additional sensors to export all the Trend data to a Heathrow Global Scape SFTP server.

 

This has enabled the Trend BMS system configuration to be altered to further reduce the energy consumption at Terminal 5 and at the same time keeping the working passenger environments constant.

 

 

“BMSi have consistently provided an expert and professional service with regards to our Building Management Systems pan Airport. BMSi are always willing to help, no matter how complex the project is. They also provide a thorough understanding of Heathrow’s unique customer base. Their professionalism runs throughout the company from the Engineers on the shop floor through to their administration team and project managers. BMSI always going that extra mile to ensure Heathrow have optimised HVAC controls, as demonstrated in the recent EC Fans project that is saving 10Gwh per year and therefore £1.2 million on this project alone.  I look forward to continuing to work with BMSI.”

 

Andy Dobbs, Energy Project Manager, Heathrow Airport.

 

 

 

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visitthe rest of site here.

 

BMSI Directors receive official Schneider EcoXpert accreditation!

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BMSI MD, John Axten and Sales Director, James Smith were delighted to receive their official Schneider EcoXpert accreditation earlier this month.

BMSI have been an approved Schneider dealer for many years and are thrilled to have been awarded the EcoXpert accreditation that has recently been introduced to distinguished partners.

Speaking on the accreditation, John Axten commented:

“The EcoXpert accreditation from Schneider recognises some of the highest levels of competency in the industry for those who deliver integrated building control, reliable power management and efficient energy solutions on a national scale.

Naturally, as a trusted partner, we’re delighted to have been officially awarded this accreditation from Schneider and we look forward to continuing to deliver on innovation and expertise here at BMSI.”

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit www.bmsi.co.uk

BMSI treat clients to day at Windsor races!

BMSI showed their appreciation for valued customers and colleagues from the aviation division with a day at Windsor racecourse this summer.

 

Making the most of the brilliant weather, the BMSI race day was attended by around 50 people, including 40 customers from BMSI’s aviation division and took place at Windsor’s prestigious racecourse in September. This was the perfect occasion for the team to show their appreciation to colleagues and customers from the BMSI Aviation division, which is based at London Heathrow airport.

 

Speaking on the success of the day, BMSI Sales Director, James Smith, commented:

 

“The BMSI race day was hugely enjoyable, as it always is when we get the opportunity to celebrate with our customers in a relaxed environment.

 

Each customer at the event was invited to test their betting skills by selecting the first 3 horses in each of the seven races, and thanks to the competitive nature of those present, the event got off to a very spirited start!

 

The eventual winner of the day was Chris Parsons of Trinity, who received a prize of £100.00, which was matched  by BMSI to be donated to the charity of his choice. Chris chose Great Ormond Street Hospital, and we are delighted to conform that the money has now been received by this very worthy charity.”

 

 

 

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visitthe rest of the website, here.

 

London Support secure Deutsche Bank contract!

BMSI are thrilled to announce that our London Support Division have secured a contract at Deutsche Bank for various buildings across London and Birmingham.

These prestigious sites were won under fierce competition, and BMSI were successful due to our excellent reputation for  delivering a premium service. This, coupled with our innovative and flexible approach to the tender process, ensured this impressive win for the support team.

The impressive portfolio consists of 1 Appold Street, Winchester House, Main Complex, 10 Upper Bank Street, Zig Zag Building and Brindley Place.

 

Mark Stewart, BMSI’s London Support Manager is delighted with the win, commenting:

“It is great to add such a prestigious client to our ever-growing order book. The whole team will work hard to ensure that all we have promised is delivered”

 

Special thanks also go to Jason Curtis, who led the bid team for BMSI and had this to say on the project:

“This win is a great result for BMSI and gives us a lot of scope to work as a partner with the customer on both their support and lifecycle planning”

 

Well done to Jason and team BMSI London…let’s keep up the good work!

 

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit the rest of the site here.

 

BMSI Reflect upon London Bridge Station Success!

In 2018 the London Bridge Station redevelopment (LBSR), was officially re-opened by HRH Prince William, and BMSI are delighted to look back upon an incredible project.

 

James Smith, BMSI Sales Director is delighted to reflect upon the success of the project, commenting:

“The scope and innovative nature of this project was a great achievement for the BMSI team and one that we’re proud to shout about since its completion. The scale of the work completed at LBSR is testament to our capabilities and capacity to deliver above our customers’ requirements, now and in the future.”

 

Taking place over 6 years, expanding the station to 16 Platforms and covering an area the size of Wembley Stadium, the revolutionary redevelopment at LBSR incorporates a staggering 76 Retail Units, as well as expanded staff accommodation and facilities.

Working for NG Bailey (on behalf of Network Rail) BMSI carried out design, supply and installation of the associated Trend BeMS, consisting of 35 MCC Panels, 36 Control Panels and 76 Retail Unit back plates. 65 sets of FCU Controls were also fitted across three levels throughout the Station. The Trend system is based upon the IQ4E ranges of controllers and Modules.

As well as plant control and monitoring at LBSR, the BeMS relays selected alarms to the SMS (Station Management System), together with almost 300 meters continuously monitored and recorded. Boiler, Chiller and Ventilation plant are also all controlled and monitored by the BeMS, plus an extensive Condense Water system provides individually metered energy to all the Retail Units, ensuring an innovative energy-efficient solution to a vastly upgraded, premium facility.

 

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit the rest of website here.

BMSI welcome Uxbridge Students to experience a career in BEMS

Earlier this month BMSI were delighted to invite three students from Uxbridge College to spend a week shadowing BMSI staff and experiencing first-hand what a career in BeMS/HVAC Controls really looks like.

 

Following an initial induction day at BMSI’s Windsor office, students were assigned to different BMSI engineering teams operating across London and the South East, enabling them to spend time with our trained engineers on some of our leading sites.

 

This initiative is part of a drive within BMSI to give greater opportunity to young, motivated people interested in a career in electronics and/or electrical engineering to consider joining the BeMS industry.

 

BMSI MD, Jon Axten, discusses why the company are so dedicated to nurturing young talent at BMSI:

 

“Allowing students access to our  sites such as Heathrow Airport and Great Ormond Street Hospital, to experience first-hand the demands of keeping installed BeMS systems operating to optimum levels, was an absolute pleasure for the entire BMSI team to be involved in.

 

We have made a commitment to again appoint new Apprentices across our UK business later this year and we were interested to hear feedback from our work experience students particularly on what we need to do as an industry-leading employer to make sure the employment opportunities we offer are attractive to the best engineers of tomorrow, something which we are dedicated to ensuring.

 

It was also pleasing to hear feedback from our own experienced engineers about how they were energised sharing their knowledge and experience with young people who are keen to listen and learn. This event has been a great success for all concerned and one we will certainly look to repeat.”

 

 

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit the rest of the website here.

Support Business Development team celebrate training success with Junkyard golf fun

BMSI’s Support Business Development team enjoy a successful training day at the BMSI MediCentre, Daresbury, followed by a competitive game of junkyard golf!

 

National Support Sales Manager, Jen Johnson, who coordinated the training event, was delighted with the outcome:

 

“The technical training we held at Daresbury was a superb opportunity for us to run through the fundamentals of energy management and building analytics with the team and why it is so important that we can support our customers in these areas.

 

Most importantly, we discussed how our MediBox and Medic solution can provide real-time monitoring and analysis, reducing ongoing support costs for our customers and highlighting significant energy savings.  What really capped off the day however, was the surprise win by Midlands Development Manager Ben Summers during junkyard golf, with a rather depleted Keith Bankier and Allan Tannock bringing up the rear!” 

 

Taking place at BMSI’s MediCentre in Daresbury, which is the central hub for remote activity and technology at BMSI, the Sales Support team enjoyed a fully-immersive day of training, combining both projects and support elements to further develop their understanding of energy management and building analytics.

 

Following a fulfilling day of developing their skills and knowledge, the team then enjoyed an evening playing junkyard golf in Manchester city centre, alongside dinner and drinks.

 

 

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit www.bmsi.co.uk .