Application of a new dynamic heating system model using a range of common control strategies

Fong, Joshua, Edge, Jerry, Underwood, Chris, Tindale, Andy, Potter, Steve and Du, Hu (2016) Application of a new dynamic heating system model using a range of common control strategies. Buildings, 6 (2). p. 23. ISSN 2075-5309

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Abstract

This research investigates the overall heating energy consumptions using various control strategies, secondary heat emitters, and primary plant for a building. Previous research has successfully demonstrated that a dynamic distributed heat emitter model embedded within a simplified third-order lumped parameter building model is capable of achieving improved results when compared to other commercially available modelling tools. With the enhanced ability to capture transient effects of emitter thermal capacity, this research studies the influence of control strategies and primary plant configurations on the rate of energy consumption of a heating system. Four alternative control strategies are investigated: zone feedback; weather-compensated; a combination of both of these methods; and thermostatic control. The plant alternative configurations consist of conventional boilers, biomass boilers, and heat pumps supporting radiator heating and underfloor heating.
The performance of the model is tested on a primary school building and can be applied to any residential or commercial building with a heating system. Results show that the new methods reported offer greater detail and rigor in the conduct of building energy modelling.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: lumped parameter, heating system, dynamic model, building energy
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
K200 Building
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Jerry Edge
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 15:30
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 10:47
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27963

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