20 episodes

Join VS Energy for a dive into the world of Building Management Systems. Mark, Clayton, Rich and our subject matter expert guests will take a comprehensive look into the central nervous system of today's high performance facilities and how the BMS has evolved over the years. With over 100 years of combined experience we will provide insight and opinions on a variety of topics ranging from the basics of the BMS to high level integrations and controls. For more information on VS Energy check out our website https://www.vsenergy.us/.

Building Management Systems VS Energy

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Join VS Energy for a dive into the world of Building Management Systems. Mark, Clayton, Rich and our subject matter expert guests will take a comprehensive look into the central nervous system of today's high performance facilities and how the BMS has evolved over the years. With over 100 years of combined experience we will provide insight and opinions on a variety of topics ranging from the basics of the BMS to high level integrations and controls. For more information on VS Energy check out our website https://www.vsenergy.us/.

    Introduction to BMS with VS Energy

    Introduction to BMS with VS Energy

    VS Energy and our subject matter expert guest Rich introduce the BMS Podcast series. We will take some time for business and personal introductions and then dive into discussing how there is often not the expertise required for complex BMS projects within typical AandE firms and how poor engineering can negatively effect the end result of a project.

    • 31 min
    The Evolution of Building Management Systems

    The Evolution of Building Management Systems

    Mark, Clayton, and Rich discuss the evolution of the building management system. Our subject matter experts Mark and Rich discuss the BMS industry and the drastic changes they have seen in their lifetimes. We start off the podcast with the concept of temperature control dating back to the 1600's by a chicken farmer named Cornelius Drebble. Much can be learned from the craftsmen, engineers and techs from the early days of building controls. The need for correct application of P, PI, and PID control, reset calculations and control loop tuning are often ignored, but essential to produce high performing buildings and systems. Throughout the episode we cover topics such as the rise and fall of pneumatic controls, the birth of direct digital controls, the inception of BACnet by the founder Mike Newman, and how open protocols have changed the BMS industry.

    • 45 min
    Basics of Open System Operation and Functionality

    Basics of Open System Operation and Functionality

    Mark, Clayton, and Rich discuss the basics of open system operation and functionality. We start our discussion with what a "standard system" is and how even though a BMS system can use open protocols it does not necessarily mean it is "open". We give personal insight and opinions on these systems and discuss what makes a system truly open. Our subject matter experts Mark and Rich also discuss their involvement in designing and integrating BMS systems to provide interoperability.

    • 41 min
    Design of Open Systems For High Performance Retrofits of Existing Systems

    Design of Open Systems For High Performance Retrofits of Existing Systems

    VS Energy bring on subject matter expert guests Rich and Fabio. We have Fabio introduce himself and then dive into what the key element to a successful design is....boots. From there our experts use their combined many years of experience to discuss the process of designing open systems for retrofit applications beginning with the site survey and ending with a successful project. A key takeaway from this episode is that open systems integration requires a scalpel and not a chainsaw to be successful no matter how big or small the project.

    • 40 min
    IoT vs Dedicated In house BMS Networks

    IoT vs Dedicated In house BMS Networks

    Mark, Clayton, and Rich discuss IoT based Building Management Systems in detail. We cover some key advantages of IoT in BMS such as reduced installation and wiring costs along with some shortfalls such as increased network management requirements when compared to traditional dedicated in house networked BMS. Our industry professionals Mark and Rich give their opinions on IoT and its capabilities along with discussing some on the job experiences.

    • 47 min
    IoT vs. Dedicated In House BMS Networks Part 2

    IoT vs. Dedicated In House BMS Networks Part 2

    Mark, Clayton, and Rich continue the discussion on IoT vs. dedicated in house networks for BMS. We re-cap some key points of the last episode and get right to the groups biggest concern with IoT.......security. Our team of experts covers the main security concerns with IoT and discusses steps that can be taken to make an IoT BMS network secure along with giving some examples of what can happen if there is a security breach.

    • 41 min

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