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Design optimization of a district heating network expansion: a case study for the town of Kiruna
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Energy Science.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Energy Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4532-4530
2017 (English)In: Applied Sciences, ISSN 2076-3417, Vol. 7, no 5, 488Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The urbanization of new areas beyond the existing perimeter of a town implies the expansion of several infrastructures, including the district heating network. The main variables involved in the design of the district heating network expansion are the layout of the new pipes, their diameters, and the capacity of the new heat production sites that are required to satisfy the increased demand of room heating and hot tap water. In this paper, a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm is applied to the minimization of the costs related to the expansion of the district heating network of the town of Kiruna, in northern Sweden. The results show that the spectrum of the optimal design compromises between investment costs for the new pipes and the new heat generation site on one side, and operating costs due to overall fuel consumption and pumping power in the network on the other. The presented methodology is a tool meant for the decision makers in the company who own the district heating network, to evaluate all the possible best design alternatives before making a decision.

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MDPI AG , 2017. Vol. 7, no 5, 488
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Energy Engineering
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Energy Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63545DOI: 10.3390/app7050488ISI: 000404449000055Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85019071046OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-63545DiVA: diva2:1098795
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Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-05-26 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-05-26 Created: 2017-05-26 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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