Trend enhances its bureau services
Trend Control Systems has announced a significant investment in its energy-services division that enables the company to tackle demand-side energy management even more effectively by remotely managing a customer’s BMS so that it works more efficiently to generate greater energy savings and reduce CO2 emissions.
The company has provided BEMS bureau facilities for the last 20 years to answer alarms and deploy maintenance contractors. The latest development enables Trend Energy Services to create a centralised solution that enables building services to be investigated and controlled remotely — not just by making time and setpoint changes but also by carrying out remote diagnostics, configuring temporary fixes, addressing energy-related problems and predicting ways that equipment could be used more efficiently.
Trend Energy Services operates from a purpose-built support centre and is part of the company’s strategy to position itself as a consultative solutions provider as well as a market leader in BEMS hardware and associated technology.
Software can check the functioning of a system, including its control loops and sensors, to highlight events such as valves becoming stuck open, controls being manually over-ridden and other potential sources of energy waste.
Using data metrics, analysis and diagnostic tools enables information on energy activity to be used to limit environmental wastage. Smart strategies can be implemented by monitoring usage patterns and demand response so that plant uses less energy during high peak periods.
Yasir Sheikh, Trend’s global head of energy development, commented, ‘The investment we have made in Trend Energy Services puts it at the forefront of next-generation energy management solutions provision. Thanks to a combination of in-house expertise and the latest remote monitoring and diagnostic tools, we can offer customers an unrivalled opportunity to maximise the energy saving potential of their BEMS, save money and reduce their carbon emissions.’