Flinders Medical Centre Older Persons' Mental Health Unit

• Client: NSG Boffa
• Completion Date: August 2017
• Location: Bedford Park, South Australia
• Category: Aged, Community and Health Care

400+ individual channels of Load Control

• Ballast Control (DALI Addressable)
• Relay Switched Control Groups

100+ Sensors & User Interfaces

• Dynamic Occupancy Control
• Maintained Illuminance light level control
• Antumbra User Panels

Network Gateway

• Self Diagnostic Reporting
• Network Logging
• Astronomical Real Time Clock Scheduling

Project Details:

AutomateNow is proud to have provided NSG Boffa with the design, procurement, programming & commissioning of the Philips Dynalite Lighting Control System for SA Health Network’s specialist 30-bed Older Persons Mental Health Unit featuring general and high dependency units. The facility accommodates both inpatient and outpatient treatment and support services in a stunning environment across a single level without the need for steps or ramps.

AutomateNow provided a highly flexible control solution for the manual control, scheduled occupancy control, automatic presence detection, absence detection for all areas and daylight harvesting control for the spaces filed with an abundance of natural light. The operational brief for the facilities’ intelligent Lighting Control System was to provide optimum light levels throughout the operating environments for the safety and comfort, of staff and patients alike, for any given time of day.

To meet these requirements, a DyNet2 Control Network was deployed to connect opto-isolated equipment from 8 Distribution Boards and form a robust Distributed Intelligence Lighting Control System. All staff hubs, patient areas and external lighting were wired and controlled from these separated sources to provide an elevated level of fault mitigation and operational redundancy. Where maintenance operations are required, they’re performed remote from the wards in overhead and/or underground plant spaces to minimise any interaction with and/or disruption to patients.

Patient Bedrooms feature astronomically scheduled nightlights to provide anti-stumble illumination of the floor and Ensuite sanitaryware from Sunset through to Sunrise. Similarly, safe passage from the building during an overnight emergency event is ensured by the scheduled activation of dedicated switches and automations that illuminate the appropriate egress pathways.