Hydraulic Design of District Heating Networks & HCNW Annual Meeting
Thursday, 20 April 2017 from 18:30 to 22:00 (BST)
Live music over refreshments - Ragtime Jazz by Ed Hicks & Co
Courtesy of generous sponsor, Chris Craggs of McFT Catering & Refrigeration Maintenance
18:30 HCNW Review of the Year
Networking, but with a detailed HCNW Region presentation of the year (including the obligatory reports) as the backdrop. There will be time for Q&A.
18:45 The HCNW Annual Meeting
A brief meeting, including the Elections. Returning Officer: Mr Tudor Allen, Senior Archivist at the London Borough of Camden.
19:00 Heat Networks: What Do Clients Need ?
Georgina Penfold, Spraga
Georgina will give a brief introduction to the needs of clients and local authorities when planning or entering into district heating network contracts, looking at the key technical and societal drivers influencing decisions.
19:15 Heat Network Design
Glyn Adicott, Hydraulic Analysis Limited
Heat Networks (or District Heating) are recognised as an important part of the UK’s future energy strategy. As noted by CIBSE CP1 designers are often cautious (when fixing capacities and diversity factors) giving rise to higher costs and lower performance.
This seminar exploring the hydraulic and thermal design of heat networks, control system optimisation, best design practices, the critical areas and some experience gained. Detail of software solutions for diversity, pipe sizing, materials and pump selection, control valve selections will be presented, as well as conceptual issues. For example, whether a ring main would increase or reduce overall system efficiency and cost. The case study is the Gateshead heat network, designed in 2015, operational in 2016.
Hydraulic Analysis Limited specialise in pipeline hydraulic design, surge analysis and modelling of heat transfer systems.
Our thanks to CIBSE Yorkshire Region for running and providing contacts for this seminar.
In August 2016, HCNW Region announced its Inclusivity Policy.
When the event fills up, please use the Waitlist, cancelled and conditional tickets usually become available nearer the date.
HCNW Host for the Evening: Rashmi Patel
Organiser: Chris Jones
Food, Wine, Attended Service by Cooking4ACrowd, and Networking
Live music provided by HCNW Social Committee and sponsor.
Posted: 2 November 2016. Updated 12 February 2017, 7 April 2017
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