Optimum insulation thickness for pipes in district heating systems – review
Energy is an important factor for the social and economic development of communities. The energy performance of insulation systems is an important factor in today's increasing consumption of energy. Insulation in hot water pipelines is done to reduce heat losses caused by building elements. In this study, optimum insulation thickness, annual costs, energy saving and repayment times were evaluated in district heating systems. The evaluations were made for various pipe sizes, various fuel types and various insulation materials considering the heating loads of the regions. In addition, the formulas used for the heat loss and insulation economy are given in the study. As a result, the choice of an optimum insulation thickness in pipelines of district heating systems provides economic and environmental advantages.
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