Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.
The facility works like a giant microscope, harnessing the power of electrons to produce bright light that can be used to study anything from fossils to jet engines or viruses. The machine speeds up electrons to near-light speeds so they give off light 10 billion times brighter than the sun. These beams are directed into laboratories, known as beamlines, where scientists can use them for research.
Part of this research is utilising the information on the internal environment of the laboratories to accurately assess the results of experiments and testing. The BEMS is an important element of providing that data to users of the Diamond facility. With currently over one hundred outstations, the BEMS environmental control of boilers, chillers, air handling units, fan coil units, heat exchangers and pumps ensures the stringent testing conditions are always maintained.