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Dynamic simulation and control of the heat supply system of a civic building with thermal energy storage units

De La Cruz-Loredo, Ivan, Ugalde-Loo, Carlos E. and Abeysekera, Muditha 2022. Dynamic simulation and control of the heat supply system of a civic building with thermal energy storage units. IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution 10.1049/gtd2.12453

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Abstract

The integration of low-carbon energy solutions into heating and cooling systems is a growing topic of interest towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector. The complexity of interactions between thermal-hydraulic components in these systems requires moving from a steady-state analysis to a dynamic approach. Commercial dynamic process simulators provide a good platform to model and simulate the physics phenomena of these components. However, co-simulation between software engines is often necessary to incorporate process control systems and regulate key system variables. This paper presents the co-simulation of a real heating application from a civil building for health services integrating thermal energy storage (TES) units. A detailed dynamic model of the heating system under study is developed in Apros, a commercial dynamic process simulator. The process control system responsible for regulating the hydraulic pumps, valves, and heat sources is implemented in MATLAB/Simulink. The TES system is operated by the process control system based on a daily schedule, achieving a reduced utilisation of the heat generation units during peak-demand hours.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
ISSN: 1751-8687
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 March 2022
Date of Acceptance: 23 February 2022
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 07:10
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/147960

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