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Process Flow of the Intelligent Building Management Solution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000211096D
Publication Date: 2011-Sep-19
Document File: 5 page(s) / 79K

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Abstract

Improve building operations by efficiently monitoring building management systems (BMS), analyzing historical equipment operation data, and processing real-time BMS events. BMS provide a full range of monitored data that relates to building equipment operation (e.g. AC units, transformers, water heaters, etc). Normally BMS from different vendors are deployed in large building operation implementations; this implies that important building operation information is stored in large data silos where data correlation and analysis is a challenging endeavor. The invention claims the definition of an integrated process that ties historical data analysis, optimized event processing and enterprise asset management to effectively process BMS operational data and correlate it to Building management and operation data.

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Process Flow of the Intelligent Building Management Solution

Problem solved by invention :


Improve building operations by efficiently monitoring building management systems (BMS), analyzing historical equipment operation data, and processing real-time BMS events. BMS provide a full range of monitored data that relates to building equipment operation (e.g. AC units, transformers, water heaters, etc). Normally BMS from different vendors are deployed in large building operation implementations; this implies that important building operation information is stored in large data silos where data correlation and analysis is a challenging endeavor.

The invention claims the definition of an integrated process that ties historical data analysis, optimized event processing and enterprise asset management to effectively process BMS operational data and correlate it to Building management and operation data.

Describe known solutions of this problem .

No known process ties historical data analysis, optimized event processing and enterprise asset management in a unique, common, integrated process as the one presented in this invention claims.

The closest one that was identified is the one provided by Building Information Modeling (BIM), a standard driven by the building SMART alliance (a council of the National Institute of Building Sciences). BIM provides a process framework where building processes associated with building design, construction, operations and maintenance are described.

What are the drawbacks of such solutions .

BIM is heavily shifted to a building's design and construction processes.

The Operations and maintenance processes of a building during its complete life cycle is considered by BIM, however no specific definition of the type of event processing execution logic, or data analysis is outlined; the referred standard focus on considerations about sharing common information with other applications.

ITMfEM receives data from BMS devices and sends this information to OMNIBUS via an EIF

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OMNIBUS may receive information from
ITMfEM via the EIF probe
BMS devices
A database (eg. Datamart) via an ODBC probe

It will decide based on internal information whether or not an SR needs to be created, and if so, will pass the necessary information

onto Maximo* via the TSRM gateway (handles transform from omnibus schema to maximo schema) for SR creation.

OMNIBUS will also verify via Impact whether or not an asset has been serviced. This will avoid duplicate SRs being created.

An SR transaction is submitted to Maximo's MXSR object structure service; this service creates an SR entry in the TICKET table
from the XML message received from TSRM. Maximo will also generate necessary Work Orders.

The MXSR service synchronously replies to the TSRM Gateway with the primary key of the SR record created in Maximo.

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The TSRM Gateway responds back to the OMNIbus object server with Maximo's SR number. OMNIbus will update the BMS event with...