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.