Comparison of two simulation methods for the technical feasibility of a district heating system using waste heat from a copper plant with thermal storage

L. Xu, J.I. Torrens Galdiz, J.L.M. Hensen

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Abstract

Prior studies have noted that modelling and simulation approaches provide useful assistance in designing new generation district heating systems to deal with the increasing complexity of technologies. The available models and tools cover wide varieties in terms of technologies, model complexities, etc. In order to identify the applicability of different modelling methods for certain cases, the present study compared an energy planning tool with a dynamic simulation method for a district heating system using waste heat from a copper plant with thermal storage. The results showed the two methods predicted similar usage of heating energy from sources and demand for the case with short-term thermal storage, especially in cold months. However, large discrepancies were observed when including long-term thermal storage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International IBPSA Conference (Building Simulation 2017), San Francisco, CA, USA, August 7-9, 2017
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, US
Pages1412-1420
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-692-89710-2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017
Event15th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2017), 7-9 August 2017, San Francisco, California, USA: the 15th International Conference of IBPSA - Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 7 Aug 20179 Aug 2017
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Conference

Conference15th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2017), 7-9 August 2017, San Francisco, California, USA
Abbreviated titleIBPSA2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period7/08/179/08/17
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Keywords

  • DHS
  • Industrial Waste Heat
  • Energy Planning
  • Modelica
  • building performance simulation

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    Xu, L., Torrens Galdiz, J. I., & Hensen, J. L. M. (2017). Comparison of two simulation methods for the technical feasibility of a district heating system using waste heat from a copper plant with thermal storage. In Proceedings of the 15th International IBPSA Conference (Building Simulation 2017), San Francisco, CA, USA, August 7-9, 2017 (pp. 1412-1420).