Monthly Archives March 2017

How are HIUs used in flats and apartment projects?

Heat Interface Units (HIUs) are an ideal solution for use in multi-occupancy dwelling projects such as flats and apartment blocks. Projects such as these lend themselves well to the concept of communal heating (e.g. having a single central plant room supplying the entire building) as a collaborative strategy for saving all of the occupant’s money on running costs. The principle is that each occupier is contributes financially to a share of one large heat source running very efficiently, rather than each property having separate smaller heat sources running less efficiently. This efficiency benefit should be reflected in the consumers energy
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History of District Heating

A District Heating project is where there is a single centralised heat source supplying heating water and / or domestic hot water two or more separate buildings on the site via an underground pipe network. At the heart of the district heating philosophy is the concept of improving energy efficiency, reducing CO2 and saving on running costs by having one large heat source running very efficiently, rather than each building having separate smaller ones running less efficiently. District heating projects range in scale from a heat source supplying 2 or 3 properties all the way up to city-wide schemes. This
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District heating pipe layout patterns – what are the opinions and benefits?

A district heating network has a heat source supplying heating water and / or domestic hot water to two or more separate buildings in a project. This central heat source (gas boiler or a renewable technology) will then be connected to the various buildings in the scheme via an underground pre-insulated pipe network. This is designed to maintain the water temperature when in transit (avoiding heat losses to improve energy efficiency). At Mibec we can supply a wide range of pre-insulated pipe products from leading district heating pipe manufacturers like Rehau, Microflex or our own Mibec DHP pipe. In this
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Bespoke Sized Buffer Tanks

At Mibec we supply a wide range of water storage and Buffer tank products, in this short article we look at our new bespoke tanks manufacturing service. Often used in district heating projects in conjunction with a renewable heat source, a buffer vessel retains thermal energy for later use and can supplement the heat source when demand is high or store heat when demand is less. Stored heat can be immediately accessed without the heat source needing to get up to temperature; this can be very useful for maintaining a constant output when the scheme is needing to supply multiple
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