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Understanding BeMS

Courses 

Building energy Management Systems (BEMS) are a specialist skill in the field of Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC). It is a fact there is a shortage of basic understanding of these systems.

 

In a typical commercial building, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning consume approximately 40% of the total energy usage. Cooling uses more electricity than any other single energy-consuming device. Heating has a similar story; both of these topics are covered in our eLearning courses Understanding BeMS Cooling and Understanding BeMS Heating.

 

Our courses give you an insight to using your BeMS to maximise efficiency, even modest improvements may yield substantial energy savings and attractive paybacks. Passive or 'natural' cooling can be provided by good ventilation, this removes warm internal air and replaces it with cooler external air.

 

This strategy is covered in Understanding BeMS Air Conditioning and finally Understanding BeMS Basics tells us how to measure, manage and control HVAC – normalising some of the jargon around controls and explaining how you BeMS can be set to work.

If you are a Facility Manager, an Electrical Engineer or someone wishing to find out more, our BeMS eLearning Courses take around 45 minutes to complete.  The courses are a Plain English introduction to some of the terminology and applications used by BeMS engineers and BeMS operators. There is a post assessment of 10 questions of which the engineer is expected to successfully pass at 80% or above to achieve the Certificate of Completion. 
UNDERSTANDING BeMS LEVEL 1 eLEARNING COURSES
What we cover in the courses
BASICS
COOLING
HEATING
AIR CONDITIONING
FUNDAMENTALS
Building Characteristics
Building Loads
Simple Control Theory
CONTROLLERS
Inputs & Outputs
Hardware Platform
How we build up the application
ENERGY CONTROLS
Front End Supervisor
Time Schedules
Optimisation
Weather Compensation
ARCHITECTURE
Communication Protocols
Basic Networks
Internet of Things
HOT WATER GENERATION
Heating Plant
Conventional Boilers
Condensing Boilers
Heat Pumps
Solar Power
Biomass Boilers 
Combined Heat and Power
HOT WATER DISTRIBUTION
Heating Circuits
How they are connected by a system header
District Heating
ENERGY CONTROLS
Weather Compensation
Boiler Sequencing 
Flow Limiting
Boost
Frost Protection
System Alarms
HEATING SYSTEM DEVICES
Valves
Pumps
Ability to save energy
Sensor Positioning
Control of the Pressurisation Unit
CHILLED WATER GENERATION
Refrigerant Law
Cooling Plant
Compression Chiller
Absorption Chiller
Heat Pumps
Variable Refrigeration Flow Systems
CHILLED WATER DISTRIBUTION
Cooling Circuits
Relationship between the Chiller and Cooling Towers
Dry Air Cooling
Direct Expansion Cooling
ENERGY CONTROLS
Chilled Water Reset
Extended Draw Down
TERMINAL UNITS
Chilled Beams Active and Passive
Split Air Conditioning Units
AIR HANDLING UNITS
Construction
Types of AHU
Heat Recovery
Humidification
Dehumidification
AIR DISTRIBUTION
Fire & Smoke
Displacement Air Conditioning
Natural Ventilation
ENERGY CONTROLS
Outside Air Compensation
Low Limit Control
Demand Based Air Quality
Night Purging
Sensors
TERMINAL UNITS
Fan Coil Units
Variable Air Volume
Boxes
Room Controls
UNDERSTANDING BeMS LEVEL 1 PRICE LIST
250 +
101 - 250
51 - 100
26 - 50
11 - 25
< 10
LICENSES
BASICS
HEATING
COOLING
AIR CONDITIONING
£120              £115             £105              £95               £85              POA
£120              £115             £105              £95               £85              POA
£120              £115             £105              £95               £85              POA
£120              £115             £105              £95               £85              POA
The benefits of Face-to-Face Learning are beyond the good lunches!  It means engineers can focus, engage with other delegates as well as our facilitator who has over 25 years experience within the Building Controls Industry. It also gives engineer to have a one to one session if any problem arises.

Our Blended BeMS Courses start with “PART ONE”, which provides each student with a clear concise introduction to the component parts of a Building Energy Management System in an interactive 45-minute eLearning experience. This includes a commentary on some of the acronyms and vernacular used by controls engineers.

 

PART TWO is where students gather to discuss their findings and dive deeper in to the fundamentals of a Building energy Management System. Navigating a building HVAC system with controls applications. Returning to the Energy Managers office looking at what can be achieved by optimising the Building energy Management System supervisor software, including how to better to understand alarms, and the importance of seasonal adjustments.