Rehau updates seminar on designing efficient district heating networks

rehauSpecifiers and consultants who want to learn more about designing
efficient district heating schemes can now benefit from an updated
seminar delivered by pipework suppliers, Rehau.

The RIBA and CIBSE approved continuing professional development (CPD) ties in closely with some of the key messages of the newly published CIBSE/CHPA Heat Network Code of Practice. The educational CPD has been developed to provide an insight into the options available in terms of heat sources and pipework materials for district heating schemes, and the considerations which need to be taken into account in specifying, designing and installing the pipe networks.

It gives a clear overview of the principles and advantages of district heating and sets out the current financial incentives available under the terms of the RHI. Importantly, it also includes information on the advantages and disadvantages of different carrier pipes and pipe insulation materials and explains the key data which is required to accurately size a pre-insulated pipe network for optimum efficiency.

Steve Richmond, business team manager for REHAU’s renewable energy products, is encouraging specifiers to inform themselves as much as possible about best practice pipe network design because of the impact this can have on both the thermal performance and capital costs of any scheme.

He says:

“On large scale projects in particular, where there are significant lengths of pipework, the focus needs to be on reducing installation costs, reducing pipe diameters where possible and considering diversity.

“This can be achieved in line with the new Heat Network Code of Practice and REHAU is set up to give tailored advice to consultants, specifiers and contractors on individual applications.”