Actual Energy Consumption Analysis of Temperature Control Strategies for Secondary Side Hot Water District Heating System with an Inverter

인버터시스템 적용 지역난방 시스템의 2차측 공급수 온도 제어방안에 따른 에너지사용량 실증 비교

  • Received : 2013.09.24
  • Accepted : 2015.01.12
  • Published : 2015.04.10


In this study, the actual energy consumption of the secondary side District Heating System (DHS) with different hot water supply temperature control methods is compared. The two methods are Outdoor Temperature Reset Control and Outdoor Temperature Predictive Control. While Outdoor Temperature Reset Control has been widely used for energy savings of the secondary side system, the results show that the Outdoor Temperature Predictive Control method saves more energy. In general, the Outdoor Temperature Predictive Control method lowers the supply temperature of hot water, and it reduces standby losses and increases the overall heat transfer value of heated spaces due to more flow into the space. During actual energy consumption monitoring, the Outdoor Temperature predictive Control method saves about 6.6% of energy when compared to the Outdoor Temperature Reset Control method. Also, it is found that at partial load condition, such as during daytime, the fluctuation of hot water supply temperature with Outdoor Temperature Reset Control is more severe than that with Outdoor Temperature Predictive Control. Thus, it proves that Outdoor Temperature Predictive Control is more stable even at partial load conditions.


Supported by : 한국에너지 기술평가원(KETEP)


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