• BS EN ISO 16484-3:2005

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    Building automation and control systems (BACS) Functions

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  09-02-2005

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 Symbols, abbreviations and acronyms
    5 Requirements
      5.1 Overview
          5.1.1 Structure of the requirements and functions
          5.1.2 Description of functions
          5.1.3 Description of function block examples
          5.1.4 Description of the BACS points list
      5.2 General system criteria
      5.3 Software
          5.3.1 BACS programs general
          5.3.2 System management programs
          5.3.3 Communication programs
          5.3.4 BACS application programs
          5.3.5 Human system interface programs
          5.3.6 Service and commissioning functions
          5.3.7 Operating system
      5.4 System engineering programs
          5.4.1 General description of functions for the
                engineering process
          5.4.2 Hardware configuration
          5.4.3 Control strategy configuration
          5.4.4 Management function configuration
          5.4.5 Commissioning tool functions
      5.5 Engineered functions
          5.5.1 General
          5.5.2 I/O functions
          5.5.3 Processing functions
          5.5.4 Management functions
          5.5.5 Operator functions
    Annex A (normative) BACS points list (BACS PL)
      A.1 Use of the BACS PL
          A.1.1 Functions in the BACS PL
          A.1.2 Structure of the BACS PL
          A.1.3 Describing applications by functions of the
                BACS PL
          A.1.4 Describing system integration by functions of the
                BACS PL
      A.2 BACS points list template
    Annex B (informative) Examples for plant/control schematics and
                          BACS points lists
      B.1 Example 1, AHU
          B.1.1 Abbreviations used in example 1
          B.1.2 Plant/control schematic example 1
          B.1.3 BACS points list example 1
      B.2 Example 2, energy plant
          B.2.1 Abbreviations used in example 2
          B.2.2 Plant/control schematic example 2
          B.2.3 Plant description example 2
          B.2.4 Controls description example 2
          B.2.5 Control flow chart diagram example 2
          B.2.6 BACS points list example 2

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    Describes the requirements for the overall functionality and engineering services to achieve building automation and control systems.

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    This International Standard specifies the characteristics of software and functions used in Building automation and control systems as well as a method for documentation of the design. It gives guidelines for the engineering. It specifies a template for documentation of plant/application specific datapoints and functions, called BACS function list in annex A.

    The informative function block examples explain a method to display the referenced functions in system documentation; they do not standardize the method for programming functions and applications.

    This International Standard covers the following:

    Requirements and definitions regarding BACS and application software, generic function types for plant/project specific applications and engineering functions for building controls and operations. It provides communication functions for the integration of other dedicated special system processes. The functional requirements in this part of the standard are subdivided as follows:

    • System management and application software:

      This clause describes the requirements for plant independent system and human system interface programs related to a project, including the operating system. This standard does not dedicate the following system functionality to any particular hardware, e.g.:

      • system diagnostics, watchdog, redundancy, time keeping, access control, log lists;

      • point identification, event message handling, print control;

      • database, statistics, data archiving, remote access;

      • system communications.

    • Human system interface (HSI), point information presentation, graphics, alarms, time scheduling

    • Engineering process and tool software:

      This clause describes the requirements for configuring of the hardware and control strategies, the system management, and the commissioning process.

    • BACS application processing programs and plant/application specific function types:

      This clause describes the requirements for plant, application, and / or project specific functions and a method for the documentation of a project. The functions are subdivided into the following types:

      • input and output functions;

      • processing functions;

      • management functions and required communications;

      • operator functions.

    This International Standard defines a method for creating the procurement specifications containing all essential elements required for the operational functioning of a BACS. The successful installation and operation of a BACS requires that its procurement be based on a complete specification with accurate functions.

    The standard provides a template called the ‘BACS function list’ that can be found in annex A (normative). Its purpose is to determine and document the options for plant / application specific functionality. Further explanations can be given in form of plant/control descriptions, control flow chart diagrams, and plant/control schematics. Examples are given in annex B (informative). The exact specifications will be project-specific. Information about the standardized functions is given in the form of informative examples as function-blocks, textual, and graphical descriptions in 5.5.

    It is recognized, that functions can be described and implemented in many different ways, depending on:

    • climatic differences;

    • cultural and regional differences;

    • national regulations.

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    Committee RHE/16
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Current

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    IEC 60050-351:2013 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 351: Control technology
    ISO 16484-5:2017 Building automation and control systems (BACS) — Part 5: Data communication protocol
    ISO 16484-2:2004 Building automation and control systems (BACS) — Part 2: Hardware
    EN 61131-3:2013 Programmable controllers - Part 3: Programming languages
    EN ISO 16484-5:2017 Building automation and control systems (BACS) - Part 5: Data communication protocol (ISO 16484-5:2017)
    ISO 10628:1997 Flow diagrams for process plants General rules
    EN ISO 10628:2000 Flow diagrams for process plants - General rules (ISO 10628:2000)
    EN 60617-12:1998 Graphical symbols for diagrams - Part 12: Binary logic elements
    EN 60617-13:1993 Graphical symbols for diagrams - Part 13: Analogue elements
    EN ISO 16484-2:2004 Building automation and control systems (BACS) - Part 2: Hardware (ISO 16484-2:2004)
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