The Federal Police of Brazil facility is similar to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the U.S. – a state-of-the-art construction outfitted with the latest technologies. A KMC Controls digital system allows for tight control of the facility, with integration of the fire detection system, high tension switches, and the emergency generators. Complete control of the system is available from a central location, which allows management to easily control all of the integrated facility functions while keeping the internal environment comfortable.
Building management has ready access to the system operations. A graphical user interface enables easy control of the HVAC system. By scrolling through a graphic representation of the building layout, managers can review current conditions, check room temperatures at each VAV zone throughout the building, and analyze the efficiency of air handling equipment.
ISAI Controles of San Pablo, Brazil, together with ISAI of Montevideo, Uruguay, was chosen as the controls contractor for this project. They were able to secure the project due to their ability to integrate HVAC and other functions using KMC products. Among a field of three final candidates, KMC was chosen for this project because they were the most economical choice.
The peer-to-peer architecture and built-in flexibility of the system enable individual user preferences to be met. With digital controllers mounted in each room, displaying the temperature, employees find it simple to adjust the temperature to their liking.
According to an on-site building manager, “The KMC Controls program has made system operability a breeze. The program monitors all 5,000 points in the system from two central workstations and will alert us of any potential problems in the system. This pre-acted approach reduces the number of problems that we actually have to occur within the system.”