Hong Kong firm ATAL Engineering implemented solutions from Schneider Electric for the building management system upgrade for a premier convention and exhibition facility in Hong Kong.
“Management wanted more centralized control of real-time monitoring, plus the ability to measure, evaluate, and optimize building performance – all in aid of creating a more people-centric setting by moving to a BMS that can serve the needs of visitors, as well as facility management,” ATAL said in a release.
“Using our background as a Schneider Electric Master-level BMS EcoXpert, and with help from Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Building Operation plus controllers and expertise, ATAL Engineering commissioned a next-gen, customized BMS with integrated IoT applications, plus wireless network infrastructure and hundreds of sensors to monitor the grand hall, exhibition areas, and public hallways,” the Asian company added.
Features and capabilities of the installation include:
-Wireless sensors designed to reduce implementation and maintenance costs are connected to the central BMS via a LoRa WAN gateway for transmitting real-time data on water leakage, temperature, humidity, and indoor air quality.
-A cloud-based platform offering end-user data access and real-time condition monitoring for multiple venues.
-An integrated preventative maintenance system designed to increase flexibility and trim costs by reducing equipment failures and simplifying servicing operations.
Additionally, enhanced energy management capabilities leverage big data analytics, provide automated fault detection and diagnosis, and compile the energy performance data of equipment to enable easier identification of effective energy-saving opportunities, ATAL said, adding, “The advanced technologies used in the center’s BMS upgrade have changed how the facility operates and manages risk by automatically bringing insight from every aspect of the operation, predicting problems, saving valuable manpower, and streamlining business workflow. It also helps reduce operating costs and adds value to the facility through enhanced energy efficiency, enabled through automated and continuous real-time HVAC equipment monitoring.”
ATAL is an electrical and mechanical (E&M) engineering service provider headquartered in Hong Kong, with operations in Macau, mainland China, the U.K. and the U.S. The firm provides multi-disciplinary E&M engineering and technology services in four major segments, including Building Services, Environmental Engineering, Information, Communications and Building Technologies (ICBT), and Lifts & Escalators.