Identifying the optimal supply temperature in district heating networks - A modelling approach

Soma Mohammadi, Carsten Bojesen, Christian Milan (Redaktør)

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Abstrakt

The number of low-energy and energy renovated buildings with considerably low heating demand has been continuously increasing in recent years. Combined with utilizing low temperature sources, this development raises the necessity of introducing a new generation of District Heating [DH] Systems with a lowered operational temperature. In order to implement the low temperature concept, adaptation and improvement of existing DH system is required. By lowering the operational temperature, it is further possible to utilize low-grade and renewable energy sources to meet the heating demand.

The main objective of this study is to develop a model for thermo-hydraulic calculation of low temperature DH system. The modelling is performed with emphasis on transient heat transfer in pipe networks. The pseudo-dynamic approach is adopted to model the District Heating Network [DHN] behaviour which estimates the temperature dynamically while the flow and pressure are calculated on the basis of steady state conditions. The implicit finite element method is applied to simulate the transient temperature behaviour in the network. Pipe network heat losses, pressure drop in the network and return temperature to the plant are calculated in the developed model. The model will serve eventually as a basis to find out the optimal supply temperature in an existing DHN in later work.

The modelling results are used as decision support for existing DHN; proposing possible modifications to operate at optimal supply temperature.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 14th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling
RedaktørerAnna Land
Antal sider6
ForlagSwedish District Heating Association
Publikationsdatosep. 2014
Sider189-195
ISBN (Elektronisk)78-91-85775-24-8
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2014
BegivenhedThe 14th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling - Scandic Ariadne Hotel, Stockholm, Sverige
Varighed: 6 sep. 201410 sep. 2014

Konference

KonferenceThe 14th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling
LokationScandic Ariadne Hotel
LandSverige
ByStockholm
Periode06/09/201410/09/2014

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  • Citationsformater

    Mohammadi, S., Bojesen, C., & Milan, C. (red.) (2014). Identifying the optimal supply temperature in district heating networks - A modelling approach. I A. Land (red.), Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling (s. 189-195). Swedish District Heating Association.