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Low temperature district heating network planning with the focus on distribution energy losses

Xing, Yangang, Bagdanavicius, Audrius, Lannon, Simon Charles, Pirouti, Marouf and Bassett, Thomas 2012. Low temperature district heating network planning with the focus on distribution energy losses. Presented at: The Fourth International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2012), Suzhou, China, 5-8 July 2012.

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An integrated conceptual planning framework has been developed to assist designing for high resource efficient, low carbon urban district heating systems. This paper focuses on distribution energy losses of a district heating system for an existing urban settlement. The planning framework consists of a methodological approach and a set of simulation tools to investigate two scenarios – low temperature and high temperature district heating networks. In this framework a dynamic building simulation program predicting energy demand of a case study area, an industrial software tool for piping systems design, and a mathematical optimization tool are integrated for assessing energy and exergy losses. Some preliminary results are shown at the end of the paper demonstrating the benefits of low temperature district heating networks and potential of the planning framework.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: low temperature district heating, distribution heat losses, building energy demand, urban heat maps
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Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 01:32

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