The ongoing energy transition will also affect district heating networks. The production of district heating will become more decentralised, and the pipeline temperatures will decrease as heat pumps and waste heat utilisation become more common. This will alter the network dynamics, which means they will have to be redesigned and optimised for the changed conditions. District cooling needs must also be taken into account more often. Fimpec has been involved in more than 700 district heating projects over the last 10 years, yielding us solid expertise in both future needs and how to respond to them.

Our services include:

  • Verification of the current situation, plans for increasing capacity as well as cost estimates.
  • Network routing and dimensioning.
  • Optimisation of temperature levels, taking into account the modes of production, temperature losses and the secondary circuits at consumers’ sites.
  • Hydraulic simulations, simulation of several different heating sources and a thermal energy storage in the same network
  • Network balancing analyses

We use the following tools:

  • Engineering: AutoCAD, AutoCAD Plant 3D, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Pipe stress and thermal expansion analysis: Rohr2
  • Hydraulic simulation: NetSim and Comsof Heat