Agenda Madrid
Training conducted in Spanish

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The world of building automation speaks BACnet

Basics of interoperable building automation (BA)

  • Introduction to building automation and terminology e.g. “common” data points, data types and functional levels


BACnet, the global BA network standard (why BACnet?)

  • The BACnet committee with ISO/CEN servicing contract: ASHRAE SSPC 135
  • Introduction of the world standard EN ISO 16484-5
  • BACnet world-wide: interest groups and their web pages: BACnet Interest Group Europe, BI, BTL
  • Trade fairs with BACnet communal booths, reference project


BACnet DATA Link Layer (Whereby is communicated?)

  • BACnet in the ISO/OSI reference model
  • The planned standardised data communication methods (transport protocol as a reference to standards)
  • Representation of the network topologies, router and half router
  • Explanation of a BACnet network example


“The BACnet language” and its components (How does BACnet work?)

  • Introduction to standardised object types
  • Presentation on communication services with access functions and groups
  • Special functions like value-discrete transmission (COV – Change of VALUE) based on threshold value
  • BACnet incident and alarm management, object-internal and rule-based messages (Intrinsic and Algorithmic Change Reporting), message classification
  • BACnet procedures for command prioritisation
  • Example of an operating calendar and a schedule
  • Data recording with the help of the BACnet trendlog object


The (automatic) data flow control in the network

  • Referencing BACnet objects
  • The application of object names
  • Project rationalisation and “offline” configuration
  • Using the EDE-file
  • Project overview using B-PAT file


Integration of BACnet in IT environments

  • BACnet communication in an Ethernet/IP environment
  • Use of BACnet tunneling routers
  • Special situations with BBMDs and foreign devices


Testing and demonstrating the conformity of BACnet products

  • Manufacturer’s declaration “PICS” and “Epics”
  • Working with the interoperability of “BIBB” building blocks
  • Presentation on the device profiles and device classes


BACnet, the overall BA network standard

  • Possibilities for manufacturer-specific extensions