St. Josef Krankenhaus Linnich

GFR performs refurbishment of building automation

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The foundation stone for the (then) "St. Josef" nursing home in Linnich was laid in March 1888. At that time it was run and supervised by the Sisters of the Christian Sisters' Cooperative. In 2002, the religious order handed over the hospital with around 140 beds and more than 260 employees to Caritas Trägergesellschaft West gGmbH (ctw) in Düren.

Modernisation of building automation with DIGICONTROL Retrofit saves 45% of costs

All building automation systems installed in the late 1980s were gradually modernised, networked and integrated into the new web-based GFR building management system WEBVISION between 2011 and 2014. Thus, the local plants, buildings and the entire property can be operated much more efficiently and safely.

Usually, all control cabinets and automation systems would have had to be replaced in a time-consuming and cost-intensive manner. Instead, the existing sets of controllers were integrated into the building automation network by retrofitting the DIGICONTROL ems4.CP02B/IP gateways. In order to be able to continue using the existing "PCD" hardware and ensure the desired performance, a retrofit module DIGICONTROL ems4.RF01E was installed upstream of each existing automation station. Only the existing PCD CPU module was replaced and the AS software was customised. The control cabinets including the power supply, control, terminal strips, etc. remained unchanged.

By using DIGICONTROL Retrofit, the operator now has an efficient and reliable building automation and building management system at his disposal, which corresponds to the present standard of building automation and building management systems in terms of performance, operability and security.

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