BCS buffer storage management

The BCS® buffer storage management with prediction function for the heat demand of the district heating network ensures optimal loading and unloading of the heat storage tanks. Mains peaks are passed on to the boiler in a damped manner through targeted discharging, and the buffer storage tank is charged at off-peak times.

Utilising the entire buffer storage volume is of great importance in buffer storage management. This is made possible by modelling a prediction of the heat demand in the heating network. Taking into account the available buffer volume, the required power is distributed to the active heat generators.

Prioritised generators are called upon to a correspondingly greater extent, and annealing times and the use of peak load boilers are avoided as far as possible.

Technical advantages Economic advantages Environmental advantages
  • Stabilisation of fan operation
  • Protection of biomass boiler
  • Stabilisation of boiler operation
  • Optimum overall efficiency through reduction of load changes
  • Reduction of the annealing time
  • Individual setting of the loading temperature and loading limits
  • Intuitive operation
  • Reduction of own power consumption (electricity costs)
  • Reduction of malfunctions and necessary manual interventions (personnel costs)
  • Reduction of fuel use (fuel costs)
  • Reduction of peak load boiler operating times (fuel costs)
  • Maximum electricity yield through targeted avoidance of buffer overloading
  • Constant compliance with emission limits
  • Reduction of emissions (CO, NOx, NH3…)
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Reduction of fossil fuel requirements (peak load boiler – oil/gas)
  • Reduction of annealing time