EPOC Steam Manager

Example of a heating network in which the combination of energy supply and energy use is optimized by means of EPOC

Steam networks with different steam generators and consumers require a superordinate concept that optimally coordinates the participants in the steam network with their variable demands and supply capacities. The EPOC® Steam Manager provides high steam consistency, ensures the steam balance of your plant and results in maximum power generation from your turbine. As a result, you benefit from optimal operation of your steam network from an economic and ecological point of view.

The EPOC® Steam Manager has a fast control dynamic to keep the pressures of the steam rails constant and to achieve a smooth operation of the steam boilers. As far as information is available, disturbance variables are also taken into account in a forward-looking manner. The control for requesting and switching off peak load steam generators or load burners is linked to its own logic in EPOC® Steam Manager. Decisions are subject to hysteresis in order to keep a state constant for a defined time. Priorities and other basic parameters – such as the equal use of equivalent boilers and burners – are taken into account.

Technical advantages Economic advantages Environmental advantages
  • Optimal use of prioritized energy sources (e.g. following the gas price or CO2 footprint)
  • Preventing displacement of prioritized energy sources.
  • Optimal use of the given buffers / reservoirs
  • Flexibility in the optimization of heat or power production – depending on the respective target
  • Reduction of the fuel input
  • Reduction of the operating times of the peak load boiler
  • Optimum yield – electricity / heat
  • Constant compliance with emission limits
  • Reduction of emissions (CO, NOx, NH3, …)
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Reduction of fossil fuel requirements (peak load boiler – oil/gas)