Rockwell CMS 5500


Developed around the Rockwell ControlLogix platform, the Combustion Management Systems (CMS) 5500 offers a cost effective, safe solution for an integrated Burner Management Systems (BMS) and Combustion Control Systems (CCS) package.

With pre-configured software and a simple touchscreen HMI, the system is easy to install and use. The system is easily adaptable to accommodate many different equipment configurations and options.


  • BMS is designed to meet FM 7605, IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ANSI/ISA 84.00.01, NFPA 85, NFPA 86, NFPA 87, API 556 and/or API 14C requirements for single burner, dual-fuel combustion safeguard applications
  • Standard BMS is capable of meeting SIS requirements up to SIL 2 (SIL 3 option is available with GuardLogix)
  • Advanced CCS firing logic is easily configured to implement a variety of fuel-saving optimization techniques that will reduce the cost of ownership while helping protect the safety of employees and the environment
  • Interface capability to a wide variety of field sensors, analyzers, and valves
  • Communication between combustion control systems or DCS via hardwired I/O, Profibus, Ethernet, or Modbus
  • Designed to facilitate system functional testing
  • Touchscreen HMI includes graphical displays for unit operations, automated light-off, first-out alarming, tuning, and diagnostics screens
  • Master Fuel Trip (MFT) hand switch mounted on cabinet front with remote MFT option
  • Preconfigured software, including customization for each application requirement

Optional System Features

  • SI-BMS™ and CCS implemented as independent protection layers for added safety
  • Remote burner light-off and alarm monitoring
  • Multiple burner, multiple fuel applications
  • Analog or discrete process instrumentation
  • Redundant processors
  • Redundant and/or distributed I/O
  • Free-standing or wall-mounted cabinets
  • Classified area enclosure designs
  • Interfaces with remote I/O, VF drives, and motor controls using Ethernet, ControlNet, DeviceNet, HART or serial communications protocols

Unit Operations

aeSolutions has experience in applying advanced burner management and combustion controls to the following typical unit operations:

  • Boilers
  • TEG reboilers
  • Glycol heaters
  • Process heaters
  • Furnaces and kilns
  • Incinerators and thermal oxidizers
  • Other process and utility fired heaters

System Specifications

Processor: Rockwell ControlLogix 1756-L6X series processors
I/O: 120 VAC or 24 VDC digital I/O, 0-20 mA, 4-20 mA, 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC, +10 VDC analog I/O
Diagnostic I/O cards (optional)
HMI: PanelView Plus 6 series
Power Req.: 120 VAC
Cabinet: Painted 14 gauge steel; NEMA 12 is standard; enclosure size is application-dependent (NEMA 4 and NEMA 4X stainless steel or fiberglass optional)
Area Class.: Class I, Division 2 Groups C, D
Compliant With: NFPA 85, NFPA 86, NFPA 87, API 556, API 14C, ANSI/ISA 84.00.01-2004, IEC 61508, & IEC 61511
Certifications: FM-Approved SIL 2 SI-BMS