Minibems technical brochure
Making your heat network visible
Minibems is a demand management system for complex heating systems that enables significant energy reductions and cost savings.
The technical brochure covers how the technology combines to offer a full demand management system. This brochure is for installers, facilities managers, heating product manufacturers, consulting engineers and architects.
Making the invisible, visible
Minibems provides cloud-based visibility of all aspects of your heating environment, Minibems identifies and utilises opportunities to reduce your energy consumption and fuel bills.
Save time & money managing your installations
Minibems is a building energy management system that monitors and controls your heat environment to reduce cost, improve efficiency and increase ease of management.
With cloud control from anywhere, state-of-the-art Minibems allows the heat network to be managed remotely, providing real time access data from key points in the heat system, visibility of energy usage, with the ability to identify and diagnose faults remotely.
Endorsed by experts
Our award-wining Minibems product provides unrivalled control and monitoring functionality. Minibems technology has been supported by energy experts from the private and public sectors.
The product of several years of intense research and development, Minibems has received over £600,000 of funding from the Department of Energy & Climate Change, Innovate UK and Shell. Minibems was also recently crowned Regional Winner at the Shell Springboard Awards 2016.
The problem – inefficient heat systems
Up to 50% of heat can be lost from unregulated heating systems with poor system control.
The solution – efficiency is targeted
Minibems enables significant energy cost and carbon reductions in complex heating environments.
Minibems – the environment
Minibems is a cloud-based platform that allows the configuration of software modules to hardware controllers.
Monitoring through smart devices
Minibems monitors and controls each part of the heat network through smart, state-of-the-art, controlled devices to deliver energy and cost efficiencies across the board. Minbems utilises a range of valves, pumps, regulators and sensors to deliver intelligent feedback and system control.
Visibility through user interface
Remote monitoring & fault diagnosis – Minibems is a building energy management system that will monitor and control your heat environment to reduce cost, improve efficiency and increase ease of management.
State-of-the-art Minibems controls allow the heat system to be managed remotely via cloud control from anywhere that there is an internet connection, providing access to real-time and historical data from key points in the heat environment, visibility of energy usage, and the ability to identify and diagnose faults remotely.
User interface – featuring a user-friendly interface that can be accessed via desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile. Minibems enables the top level visibility of the status of all heat networks, as well as the in-depth monitoring of all heating appliances and devices on each heat system.
Online visualisation and data logging of key points on the heat system provides built-in metering and remote fault diagnosis functionality, reducing the need for site visits and their associated costs.
Plug & play – adapt your environment
Minibems uses pre-set software controllers that monitors and adjusts how your hardware works, to reduce fuel costs across a system. Hardware controllers are used to connect, feedback and monitor all aspects of the heat environment.
Minibems – system controller
The Minibems system controller provides intelligence to the heat system. Bringing together the inputs and outputs (I/O) of all the sensors and smart devices the system controller holds the control algorithms that will deliver the energy savings. The system controller is the gateway to the cloud- based user interface for all data collection and feedback.
Minibems inside – manufactured products
Minibems environment has been designed to be simple and quick to install all hardware requirements. Through a combination of hardware controllers and Minibems system controller, hardware is configured, set-up and monitored.