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Use BACnet/IP to Connect Building Automation and Process Systems

Process and Building Automation Systems Can Be Linked Using the BACnet Protocol, Either at the HMI or the Controller Level

By Dan Hebert

As detailed in this month's cover story, in many instances process and building automation systems are separate, but need to be connected to each other. Data to be exchanged between the two systems can be as simple as a single temperature point or as complex as real-time energy consumption values. Integrating process and building automation can be done in one of two basic ways depending on the degree of connectivity required.

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