• Integrating Fuel Systems into Building Networks

Integrating fuel systems into modern building management systems has never been more
important as the critical power needs of buildings become greater and more complex. While most
standard fuel equipment is not designed for integration, Earthsafe has developed its control
systems and third party integration kits to conform to all of the leading open standards for
building integration: BACnet, Modbus, Metasys N2, and LON.
Open standards for building controls is the prevailing practice, however most building systems
still have some legacy of their proprietary standards. So the ability to integrate fuel systems takes
some working knowledge of the leading provides of building management systems. These
leading systems would be: Siemens, Johnson Controls, Honeywell, TAC (Andover), Alerton,
Automated Logic.
The methods of integration in buildings can seem highly varied and complex. Here is an attempt
to classify these methods simply.