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CIBSE Guide H: Building Control Systems

Book Description

'Building Control Systems' provides the building services engineer with a comprehensive understanding of modern control systems and relevant information technology. This will ensure that the best form of control systems for the building is specified and that proper provision is made for its installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance.

Beginning with an overview of the benefits of the modern building control system, the authors describe the different controls and their applications, and include advice on their set-up and tuning for stable operation. There are chapters on the practical design of control systems, how to work from the hardware components and their inclusion in networks, through to control strategies in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and whole buildings.

The relationship between Building, Management Systems (BMS) and information technology systems is discussed, and the building procurement process and the importance of considering control requirements at an early stage in the design process

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. 1 Introduction: the need for controls
    1. 1.1 Overview of the Guide
    2. 1.2 The modern control system
    3. 1.3 The global environment
    4. 1.4 The indoor environment
    5. 1.5 Energy conservation
    6. 1.6 Information technology and systems integration
    7. 1.7 Building operation
    8. 1.8 The benefits of a BMS
    9. 1.9 Summary
    10. References
  9. 2 Control fundamentals
    1. 2.0 General
    2. 2.1 Control modes
    3. 2.2 Optimum start
    4. 2.3 Weather compensation
    5. 2.4 Stability and tuning
    6. 2.5 Artificial intelligence
    7. 2.6 Summary
    8. References
  10. 3 Components and devices
    1. 3.1 Sensors
    2. 3.2 Actuators
    3. 3.3 Valves
    4. 3.4 Dampers
    5. 3.5 Motors
    6. 3.6 Pumps and fans
    7. 3.7 Control panels and motor control centres
    8. 3.8 The intelligent outstation
    9. 3.9 Summary
    10. References
  11. 4 Systems, networks and integration
    1. 4.0 General
    2. 4.1 BMS architecture
    3. 4.2 Networks
    4. 4.3 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
    5. 4.4 Systems integration
    6. 4.5 User interface
    7. 4.6 Summary
    8. References
  12. 5 Control strategies for subsystems
    1. 5.1 Safety
    2. 5.2 Boilers
    3. 5.3 Chillers
    4. 5.4 Control of hydraulic circuits
    5. 5.5 Central air handling plant
    6. 5.6 Energy recovery
    7. 5.7 Mechanical ventilation
    8. 5.8 Variable air volume
    9. 5.9 Constant-volume room terminal units
    10. 5.10 Fan coil units
    11. 5.11 Dual duct systems
    12. 5.12 Chilled ceilings
    13. 5.13 Heat pumps
    14. 5.14 Natural ventilation
    15. 5.15 Lighting controls
    16. 5.16 Summary
    17. References
  13. 6 Control strategies for buildings
    1. 6.0 General
    2. 6.1 Operating modes
    3. 6.2 Design techniques
    4. 6.3 Whole-building HVAC systems
    5. 6.4 Case studies
    6. 6.5 Summary
    7. References
  14. 7 Information technology
    1. 7.1 Energy monitoring
    2. 7.2 Fault reports and maintenance scheduling
    3. 7.3 Summary
    4. References
  15. 8 Management issues
    1. 8.1 Procurement options
    2. 8.2 Design and specification of a controls system
    3. 8.3 Tendering process
    4. 8.4 Commissioning
    5. 8.5 Operation
    6. 8.6 Occupant surveys
    7. 8.7 Cost issues
    8. 8.8 Summary
    9. References
  16. Appendix A1: Bibliography
  17. Appendix A2: Tuning rules
    1. A2.1 The PID control loop
    2. A2.2 Digital control
    3. A2.3 Tuning
    4. A2.4 Step-by-step tuning procedure
  18. Appendix A3: Glossary
  19. Index