Heat accumulators are insulated tanks usually with a vertical axis, which are used to store thermal energy in the form of hot water at temperatures up to 95°C (130 °C).
The basic benefit of using a heat accumulator in a district heating system is to balance the load of the heat source with the customers changing energy demand.
Advantages of the heat accumulator are listed below:
- Reduced fuel consumption and as a consequence emission
- Haircut heat demand peaks without having to run an additional source
- Cogeneration operational efficiency increase due to stable and continuous operation of power source
- Reduced network water losses
- Economic benefits due to power prices spread supported by flexible heat generation regime
- Average volumes from 100 to 45.000m3 or more
- Thermal power > 600 MWt
- Heat capacity> 1000 MWh
- Diameter 7 ÷ 40m
- Height 16 ÷ 70m
- Hot water temperature 95°C – 130°C
- Network retention: 3-4 days
With our long track record the construction and design of heat accumulators we offer
- Support in selection of heat accumulator size basing on individual parameters
- Engineering, construction and workshop designing
Turn-key solutions including trainings
Two-chamber heat accumulators
Two chambers in the heat accumulator allow the storage of water at a temperature exceeding 100°C in atmospheric tanks. This is allowed by special technical solution described below.
To date, we have built over 90 heat accumulators with a total volume exceeding 1,000,000 m3 of water, of which 5 pieces are two-chamber batteries.
At 30.01.2019, Midroc Rodoverken Production began prefabricating the equipment of 3 heat accumulators built in Sweden.
Gothenburg (H= 57 600 mm ; Ø = 23 000 mm ; V = 24 000 m3)
Hässleholm (H = 56 000 mm ; Ø = 21 000 mm ; V = 20 000 m3)
Jönköping (H= 57 600 mm ; Ø = 23 000 mm ; V = 24 000 m3)