The Building Management Services industry is commonly referred to as BMS. This is an acronym used to help people remember the name better and this isn’t the only term we have an acronym for…
In this article, we are going to be discussing and explaining the different acronyms used in our industry. Below we have provided a reliable guide into the most common acronyms we use during our working day. Have a read and get up to date on some of the most used acronyms in the BMS industry!
AI and AO – Analog Input and Analog Output
ASHP – Air Source Heat Pump
BACNET – Building Automation and Control Network
BMS – Building Management System
BS – Building Services
CAV – Constant Air Volume
CHP – Combined Heat and Power
COS and COV – Change of State and Change of Value
DDC – Direct Digital Control
DHWS – Domestic Hot Water System
DI and DO – Digital Input and Digital Output
ELV – Extra Low Voltage
EMI – Electromagnetic Interference
FM – Facilities Management
GSHP – Ground Source Heat Pump
HVAC – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
IO – Input and Output
LAN – Local Area Network
MCP – Mechanical Control Panel
MCWS – Mains Cold Water System
NC and NO – Normally Closed and Normally Open
OSI – Open Systems Interconnection
PICV – Pressure Independent Control Valve
SP – Set Point
UI – Universal Input
UI – User Interface
VT – Variable Temperature
There are hundreds of different acronyms used in the Building Management Systems industry, but these are some of our favourites and ones that we frequently use on a day-to-day basis.
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