BMS OR BURNER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
is a control system based on SIL certified PLC, used for the boilers and heaters burner management.
The principal purposes of BMS are:
• To protect against startup when unsafe conditions exist.
• To protect against unsafe operating conditions and admission of improper quantities of fuel to the furnace.
• To provide the operator with status information.
• To initiate a safe operating condition or shutdown procedure if an unsafe condition exists.
An effective BMS should provide everything to monitor, control, diagnose, and maintain the various aspects of fuel burning equipment, including the ability to initiate a safe operating condition or shutdown procedure if an unsafe condition exists.
A number of major standards currently or previously played a significant role in determining the safety requirements of a BMS, including NFPA 85, NFPA 86, NFPA 87, OSHA 29 (CFR 1910.119), FM 7605, ISA S84.01, IEC61508, and IEC 61511.
Of these, the most influential have been those from the
National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA).