Case Study

HP Data Centre Swindon

The Project:

Consisting of a site wide campus with 3 independent data centres and support buildings containing run and standby plant and backup systems.


The Challenge:

Provide a solution to the site wide proprietary unreliable closed communications network. (The current protocols prevent use of and incorporation of alternative manufacturers’ equipment on the BMS network.)

Maintain complete uninterrupted system operation and visibility for the client throughout the entire upgrade phase.

Very limited management information and data analysis functionality available from the current system which does not meet client user needs or requirements.

The existing BMS system is not based on swap in swap out, plug and play components.

Spares & equipment replacements are only available through restricted supply channels.


The Solution:

A future proof Building Management System solution.

A system based on Open Standard Systems Protocols.

Use of a reputable worldwide product supplier.

Implementation of TCP/IP Ethernet network throughout all of the BMS network.

Supply of BMS workstation hardware and software with advanced management operation and data manipulation facilities.

Provide BACNET (Building Automation Control Network) Open System Protocol Controllers.

Plug and fast fit controller IO and communications network components.

Offsite engineering of new BMS to enable rapid changeover from old system.

Phased replacement of BMS control on run and standby plant to ensure smooth and continuous operation.

Upgrade and incorporation into BMS a separate redundant site wide utility metering installation and energy monitoring programme.

Implementation of leading edge and future facing solution technology.


The Benefits:

Reliable BMS system that provides all modern technology features.

Peace of mind and security that system is fit for purpose and available for at least 15 years.

Easy incorporation of any future expansion because of open industry BMS technology and standard communications systems.


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