District heating explained

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District heating today is an important tool towards a more efficient use of primary energy, because it is based on the opportunity of exploiting renewable energy sources (biomasses, geothermal energy) or of recovering surplus energy and heat from industrial processes. The implementation of this system makes it easier to conduct more accurate checks on the exhaust gases generated by a single power plant, thus solving the problem of the scarcity of inspections conducted on individual domestic heaters. In newly constructed buildings, moreover, it provides a significant reduction in investment costs for the creation of the thermal power station.

The sector regarding the efficient use of renewable energy sources is growing rapidly, and thus the demand for companies that are structured and capable of designing advanced district heating plants is increasing. To anticipate events means to be prepared to welcome new requirements from clients. Our company has always championed this policy and anticipated market evolution.

Introduction

District heating is a plant engineering philosophy that combines the centralization of energy production with the branched distribution of heat through underground piping.

Emission reduction

In most cases, the district heating plant replaces existing obsolete and insufficiently checked systems. The concentration of air emissions in a single point, instead than distributed throughout the territory by individual heaters and/or boilers, makes it easier to control and dilute the fumes into the air. The initial design phase, together with the electronic modeling, defines the parameters of optimization and compatibility of the plant with the surrounding territory based on the morphology of the latter, the winds and the local concentration of populated areas.

Checking and monitoring

The solution ensures continuous checking of emissions and environmental monitoring pursuant to national and regional laws.

Reduction in management costs for the final user

One of the greatest advantages enjoyed by final users is the reduction in plant management and maintenance costs. With district heating, these expenses become controlled and expected amounts. Maintenance costs, in fact, are charged to the provider while the user is merely expected to keep recorded consumptions under control.

Increase in dwelling safety

The lack of a traditional heating system with internal boilers is another element that guarantees user safety, because the user substation does not require combustible fuel sources.