Service and Maintenance
Since the inception of the company MC3E has maintained a strong bond with our customers via our BMS
Service and maintenance department. We have engineers operating from all of our offices and we offer
service directly to clients or to their management companies.
We have long running contracts maintaining Schools, Colleges, Hospitals, Hospices, Offices, retail,
Laboratories, & Pharmaceutical Plant. The services provided include MCC Maintenance, Field Devices,
and Environmental Monitoring, Calibration of Sensors and Software maintenance and upgrades.
We also advise clients on the feasibility of adding on energy saving systems such as Enhanced BMS
Strategies, Lighting Control Systems, Sub metering, Automatic Meter Reading Systems, and Automatic
Monitoring and Targeting Systems
The Main benefits to the building owner are the safe operation of Electrical Panels and mechanical Plant
and the reduction of energy costs.
McCool Controls have been installing and maintaining Cylon Building management systems for over 20
years during which period we were consistently the largest Cylon Installer in Ireland and worldwide.
Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS):
MC3E provide state of the art BEMS (BMS) systems for every type of installation including Schools,
Universities, Commercial, Retail, Hospitals, Industrial, and Pharmaceutical. We implement high-spec
Microprocessor based control Systems to optimise Building performance and ensure occupant conditions
at the minimum running cost to the client.
Systems we provide include: Elesta, Johnson, Cylon – See products
The BMS is the heart of any building, and if operated and Maintianed correctly, can minimise the building
Control Routines include time control, Humidity Control, Temperature Control, pressure Control, Air Quality
Control (CO2, CO), Weather Compensation, Optimisation, Enthalpy Control.
User Interfaces include Local PCs, Touchscreens, Keypads, Wireless interfaces and remote links via Ethernet
MC3E keep a staff of highly skilled technicians to perform the electrical installation work associated with our
Control Systems including all power wiring and controls wiring. There are many benefits to this, the main one
being that the specialists who understand the system install it. This ensures the installation is completed on
time and ensures the long term quality of the system.
Automated Monitoring and Targeting Systems (M&T Systems):
Once gathered, energy information needs to be correlated and presented properly to ensure that the
information is acted upon correctly and the necessary carbon reduction and cost savings are achieved. M&T
software allows end users to set up customised reports to allow detailed understanding of energy usage and
ensure subsequent corrective action (see benefits of M&T).
McCool Controls supply and install M&T systems throughout Ireland, offering turnkey packages including
mechanical and electrical work.
Façade Management Systems: (Services)
Natural Ventilation systems are becoming increasingly more common with the continued evolution of building
design. MC3E offer a complete Facade Management Systems (FMS) anywhere in Ireland to fully control and
monitor the facade, building conditions and external conditions.
FMS can consist of traditional BEMS controllers but for larger or more complex we utilise dedicated controllers
and devices from the Konnex (KNX) range of equipment. KNX is an International Standard Open Protocol
Control System (see about KNX, see Eircom Case Study)
Control Routines include Window Control, Louvre Control, Roller Blind Control, Venetian Blind Control, Solar
Shading, Sun Asquith Control, Weather Stations, Manual User Interfaces, LCD Room Controllers, Touchscreen
Controller, Integration with site BEMS.
Lighting Control Systems: (Services)
MC3E utilise the KNX range of equipment (see about KNX) to provide hi-spec, cost effective Lighting Control
Systems. The system is easily installed in new installations or in retro fits to existing installations. MC3E posses
in house installation technicians to install and commission Lighting Control systems in Dublin, Cork or
throughout Ireland. (see why LCS).
LCS Control Routines would include Presence detection, absence detection, Constant Light Level Control,
0-10V Dimming, Interface with DALI Ballasts, Manual User Interfaces, LCD Room Controllers, Touchscreen
Controller, Integration with site BEMS and Integration with site FMS.
(See Why LCS)
Integration with Third Party Control systems: (Services)
MC3E can integrate any of our Control Systems with a variety of third party plant via communications protocols
such as Modbus, BACnet, and OPC. (See Eircom Case Study, Terminal 2 Case Study, Central Criminal Courts
This allows for full interrogation and monitoring of third party plant which otherwise would be unavailable to the
facilities manager. Applications include Chiller Plant, Biomass Boilers, A/C Units, Intelligent Pumps, Variable
Speed Drives, Meters, Cleanroom plant, SCADA Systems, Baggage handling equipment etc.
Integrated Building Services Controls Systems (Services)
MC3E can bundle all of the above services into a Turnkey package for either Main Contractors or Building
owners. This provides or customer with a state of the Art Integrated Building services Control system (IBSCS)
ensuring a highly efficient installation working at its optimum, reducing Carbon emissions and energy costs.
(see Why IBSCS)
Validated /Qualified BEMS: (Services)
Hi-tech Pharmaceutical and Medical device industries quite often need to meet the stringent Requirements of
the United States of America Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) and as part of this they require a monitoring
system compliant with US FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations for electronic information management.
MC3E Provide US FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant Johnson Controls Metasys for Validated Environment
software in Cork, Dublin and anywhere in Ireland. The system is fully compliant with the FDA regulations and
along with the Installation qualification and Operational qualification processes of MC3E ensure the highest
level of auditing and monitoring of systems including:
- Precision Digital Environmental Control
- System Security - To match Part 11 Physical and Logical procedures
- Secure Data management and Recording
- Electronic records and Information
- Time Stamped Data Logs
- Single Point of Responsibility
The hardware for the Qualified BMS is the same as for standard BMS – So if you require Validated BMS in
Ireland now or in the future the first step is to engage Mc3E for the BMS work.
Coolconnect is the new service from MC3E proving support for site BMS anywhere in Ireland via the Internet.
MC3E can simply provide a back up service to the BMS maintenance or provide a Bureau service managing
and Monitoring your BMS and Energy Usage.
Connection can be via VLAN, Broadband Modem or 3G modem - This means we can reduce your energy costs
virtually anywhere in Ireland.