E-ACADEMY | 5 SESSIONS | STARTING 10TH OF FEBRUARY
Are you ready to make your buildings future-proof? Do you want to save costs, lower carbon emissions and optimise the comfort of your buildings? Join our e-Academy about heating and cooling hydraulics, starting the 10th of February 2021!
Our e-Academy contains of 5 live virtual sessions in which we will focus on how to optimise the efficiency of your heating and cooling installations.
During the Academy, we will be focusing more on the application of hydronics rather than the theory of hydronics. We will use the Hysopt software as a didactic tool to bring you this content but the training is not a software training in itself.
Every theory session will be followed by an exercise session during which you can ask questions around the exercises provided. These sessions are optional and mostly for those who are planning to get hands-on with the Hysopt software.
MEET YOUR TUTOR
Having built practical experience in performance management of heat networks and the development of new heat networks 2 large energy companies, Ruben Vos now focusses on Hysopt software within the district heating sector. Ruben has a passion to contribute to the the development of efficient and cost-effective heat networks as well as improving efficiencies of existing heat networks.
Each session takes 2 hours during which 1 or more Hysopt specialists will talk about the interesting world of hydronics. You will receive a temporary license of the Hysopt software, which will be used as a didactic tool throughout the e-Academy.
Optimising heat distribution by correct use of distribution circuits and hydraulic balancing
OPTIONAL: Exercise session 15/02 14:00 – 16:00 CET
Optimising existing heating installations
OPTIONAL: Exercise session 01/03 14:00 – 16:00 CET
Designing hybrid plantrooms with CHP and boiler: unlocking the full potential of a CHP for your heating installation
OPTIONAL: Exercise session 08/03 14:00 – 16:00 CET
Designing hybrid plantrooms with heat pumps and boilers, optimising low-grade and high-grade heat
OPTIONAL: Exercise session 15/03 14:00 – 16:00 CET
Making the right choices when designing heat networks and communal heating systems with HIU’s
OPTIONAL: Exercise session 22/03 14:00 – 16:00 CET
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“I had the pleasure of attending a 5 part course which has enabled me personally, and SWEP as a company, to gain a better understanding of the hydronic challenges faced by designers of heating and cooling networks.”
- Elliot Miles | Lead Business Engineer at SWEP
“During this course I learned how important Hydraulic Optimisation of Heating and Cooling Installations is in order to cut energy costs, reduce carbon emissions and optimise the comfort of buildings.”
- Peter Grondelaers | Sustainability Engineer
“I was impressed with the course content and the Hysopt Software. Looking forward to use the software for a project soon.”
- Carlos Rodriguez | Principal Engineer at Ramboll
E-ACADEMY | 5 SESSIONS | STARTING 10TH OF FEBRUARY
Optimising heat distribution by choosing the correct hydraulic configuration
Session 1 will focus on the distribution of heat and how the hydraulic configuration of this distribution system will impact the performance of the system. It’s easy to get excited about hybrid plantrooms with low carbon heat sources and smart control systems but none of the anticipated decarbonisation will be achieved if the basics of the installation are incorrect. Whilst this might seem elementary to most M&E designers, we still see a poor hydraulic configuration on most of the projects we get involved in. Getting this right should always be the first step in the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling installation and offers the best return on investment.
Unlocking the potential of heating installations in existing buildings (Technical/Advanced)
In the race towards net-zero buildings, we should not forget the existing building stock. In this session we will dive into lots of marginal gains to be made in close-to-all existing installations. All this to make better use of the existing assets which might still be good enough for another 10-20 years of reliable service and make them ready to adopt low-carbon heat sources. This will be the most applied session so you will take lots of key learnings with you for your next project.
Designing hybrid plantrooms with CHP and boiler: unwrapping the full potential of a CHP for your heating installation (Conceptual/Advanced)
Having optimised many CHP installations with the Hysopt software, we want to spread this knowledge to the sector as we feel there are lots more CHP installation still to be optimised. Whilst CHP is only a transition technology towards a net-zero buildings, it would be a shame not to get the most out of these assets.
Designing hybrid plantrooms with heat pumps and boilers, optimising low-grade and high-grade heat (Conceptual/Advanced)
This session will discuss the use of low temperature heat sources with heat pumps for heating and hot water. More importantly, we will discuss how to integrate these low temperature heat sources in new and existing systems and get the optimal performance from these. We notice that most heat pumps are integrated similarly to a gas boiler or CHP, applying old concepts of integrating high temperature heat sources. A correct hydraulic integration can make the difference in receiving cost-effective heat from the heat pump and expensive heat or no heat at all.
Making the right choices when designing heat networks and communal heating systems with HIU’s (Conceptual/Advanced)
A collective approach for heating residential homes often makes sense to put waste heat to a good use and deploy other low carbon heat sources. A common solution here is to distribute the heat throughout a heat network feeding HIU’s in these homes.
During this session we will explain how designing an HIU system is different to a traditional heating system. We will touch upon the basics as well as a couple of small but important details which can make or break the performance of such a system.
We will send you the recordings of each sessions after they have taken place. This way you can watch the sessions whenever you have the time.
Yes, we will send you a certificate after completing the e-academy. This certificate verifies that you have completed the course and fully understand the ins and outs of hydraulics.
All 5 sessions will be presented in English (non-native). Additional questions can be asked in English or Dutch.
For specific questions about the content of the e-Academy you can contact your tutor, Ruben Vos at firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific questions about Hysopt and the use in projects, you can contact email@example.com.