District Heating

Why is district heating so important?

The government increasingly makes efforts to reduce the use of fossil fuels. It means we need to find sustainable alternatives, such as connecting houses to district heating networks. But how do you design a district heating network, how do you connect a house to it and how do you achieve a maximum energy efficiency?

With our engineering software the hydraulic optimization of a district heating network is a piece of cake. Curious? Subscribe for our webinar on 29 May ‘From 3th to 4th generation district heating networks – the engineering challenges’.

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What does the Hysopt software offer with regard to district heating networks?

The Hysopt software has several specific features to help you design and simulate district heating networks. 

 

Extensive library

Heat exchangers, substations, flat stations, heat sources and fully pre-programmed concepts are an integral part of the Hysopt software. This enables you to predict the effects of a district heating network hydraulic optimisation in an instant.

 

Custom development

Designing and simulating district heating networks isn’t always simple. We will happily help you use our software to design and simulate district heating networks for complex projects. 

 

Read in floor plans

You can download street maps or floor plans straight from Google Maps via the software, which means you can automatically take pipe lengths into account when designing your district heating networks. 

Analyse different scenarios

Would you like to quickly find out how your district heating network would perform? You can! We can simulate different scenarios so you know immediately how they would affect your energy performance.

Include measurement data

If you want to connect a building to a district heating network and you have data that describes the performance of your existing installation, we can read this data in to include it in our simulations. 

Load duration curves

We can use our load duration curves to perfectly map out how much heating we need and how we will provide it. 

 

Want to see how we optimize a district heating network?

Would you like to find out

  • how you design a district heating network
  • how you connect a house to it
  • and how you achieve a maximum energy efficiency

Subscribe for our webinar on 29 May ‘From 3th to 4th generation district heating networks – the engineering challenges’.

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District heating – what does it mean?

A district heating network is a network of underground pipes, connected to a central heat source, along which hot water is distributed. The heat source can take different forms. It could be a factory, power station or agricultural company that produces lots of surplus heat, a photovoltaic power station, or heat can be extracted from the earth (geothermal energy). Once the heat source has heated the water, it is transported to its destination via underground pipes and then drained away again when it’s cooled down. Homes, companies, apartments, schools, hospitals and even whole cities can all be connected to a district heating network for both heating and sanitary hot water.

 

The benefits of a district heating network

Sustainable energy source

District heating networks are almost always driven by a sustainable heat source. Solar panels, biomass, geothermal energy or surplus heat from a factory are the most common heat sources. This helps you limit CO2 emissions.

Boiler no longer required

You no longer need to buy or maintain a boiler. This can save you lots of money in the long run, and also saves you space.

Higher yield

The yield from a district heating network is much higher than from individual heating systems, which makes heating much more affordable for end users.

Aim for maximum energy efficiency

The potential of district heating or district heating networks is clear. But anyone who wants to install a district heating network or connect a building to a district heating network needs to aim for maximum energy efficiency. This is made possible through the hydraulic optimisation of district heating networks and is definitely worth the investment.

69% of the projects where we’ve hydraulically optimised district heating networks have had a payback period of less than two years.. Furthermore, energy savings have increased from 20% to 70%.

 

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