07 - 09 March 2023 | ExCeL, London

07 - 09 March 2023
ExCeL, London

How to make savings across your heat network: Part 1

02 March / 14.15 - 15.10

In this session we will hear from 3 UKDEA Members who specialise in reducing cost and improving efficiency in heat networks. Whether it be the design and planning of a scheme, the transfer of heat or even the selection of the heat source itself, these Members specialise in helping you save money from design to completion.

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Chair: Tom Woodward, Association Secretary, UKDEA

SWEP: SWEP 2 stage system for improved heat network efficiency

The SWEP 2-stage system utilizes the return water from the radiator circuit heat exchanger to preheat the domestic hot water, resulting in lower primary return temperatures and therefore higher network efficiencies. Exploring the application where a 2 stage system can be used in the context of case studies where significant savings have been made.

Brazed plate heat exchangers are one of the most efficient ways to transfer heat – designed to provide unparalleled performance with the lowest life-cycle cost.

Adam Raymond, Regional Sales Manager, UK North & Ireland, SWEP


3D Technical Design: Reducing the cost of district heating network delivery and maintaining a quality delivery

This presentation will explore how in depth feasibilities and Advanced feasibility studies reduce the risk and cost to the client; identify risks that can be included as part of tenders not a variation during delivery. Learn how to improve efficiency in delivery as clearer routes are identified and risks designed out before construction commences and if tendered as D&B or Client lead design, supervision to ensure delivery is to the design.

David Underwood, Head of Network Design/Director, 3D Technical Design


REHAU: Polymer pipes for low density heat networks

With gas boilers being phased out for new build housing, this talk will cover the increasing use of polymer pipes in low carbon heat networks in low density housing and how REHAU can work with developers on optimising the scheme.

Alexandra Leedham, Technical Team Leader – Renewable Energy, REHAU

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