Archive for December, 2013

All those bare components add up!

All those bare components add up

This is the fourth post in the series. If you haven’t yet, check out the first, second and third posts first.

Poor installation and commissioning can bring even the best designed network to its knees. In this post, I’ll look at some of the ways these crucial phases go wrong. First, installation:


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This is number 3 in a series on DH. Here’s where to find the first and second posts.

A key way district heating networks go wrong is through poor design. This can come from:

  1. a lack of good engineering
  2. a lack of relevant standards and guidance
  3. a perverse incentive for engineers to be overly conservative in order to protect their PI insurance
  4. clients not knowing what to ask for from their contractors

In this post, I’ll take a closer look at these problems.


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