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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 15th International IBPSA Conference (Building Simulation 2017), San Francisco, CA, USA, August 7-9, 2017|
|Place of Publication||San Francisco, US|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2017|
|Event||15th 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 2017 → 9 Aug 2017
|Conference||15th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2017), 7-9 August 2017, San Francisco, California, USA|
|Period||7/08/17 → 9/08/17|
- Industrial Waste Heat
- Energy Planning
- building performance simulation
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).