How do we achieve the control precision
that sets IBS apart from others?
The answer is simple, yet complex. Whether we are designing a new system, or retrofitting an old one, we sweat every tiny detail.
A prime example: We create a series of detailed engineering drawings for every aspect of each project. For us, each drawing is the culmination of all the thinking we’ve done and problems we’ve solved in designing and specifying your system. In essence, the drawings are your guarantee that your system will work.
Many of our competitors skip this process, or skip parts of it. We couldn’t if we tried.
Good control systems start with a properly sized mechanical system. Then IBS applies control products to properly monitor and operate that system, documenting our choices through detailed drawings. Here, you see a typical top-level network communication diagram.
Each system identified in the network diagram is then detailed including flow diagrams, dequences, point schedules, control panel layouts, and point-to-point wiring details. This flow diagram shows equipment locations and a bill of material for products to be used.
After the Air Handling unit is completed, terminal units for each area and room are detailed. Below is a typical detail showing a Honeywell programmable terminal unit controller.
Here’s a typical detail from another project, showing a Johnson Controls programmable terminal unit controller.
Here’s a typical heating central plant flow diagram.
And here’s a typical central air conditioning diagram.
After review of the control drawings by the owner’s representative, the control panels are built at our custom panel shop. Note the similarities between the drawing on the left and the finished panel on the right.
Our control panels can upgrade existing pneumatic control systems to precise digital controls. Again, note how the drawing corresponds to the photo.
As you can see here, control panels can also include disconnects, VFDs and other hardware required in one complete panel, field installed by our installation electricians. One panel reduces field installation time and coordination.