SimNet SSHeat is a software package for static simulation of district heating networks. It enables simulation of heating networks of any configuration.
SimNet SSHeat is a computer program designed to simulate the district heating networks of any structure and any pressure level under steady state conditions. The calculated network may be supplied from any number of heat sources at different temperatures and may be equipped with any number of other non-linear element, such as pumping stations and district heating substations. These elements can be operated with the required parameter values, such as input pressure, the output pressure, the pressure drop (the pressure increase - head), flow rate, temperature, temperature drop. In addition, the network may have any number of valves, operating in the open / closed states.
Calculations of the thermal and hydraulic properties of the network allow us to determine the heat loss in the system, profiles of temperature changes in the network, the required amount of available pressure and flow rates of water in the heat sourcess. During the simultaneous operation of the elements such as boilers, pumping stations, distribution networks and heating substations there exists the hydraulic interaction between the elements of the system. In a manner analogous to water networks there is a relationship between the amount of pressure at any point in the system, the flow rate of water in any portion of the network or in the pump, and the operating parameters and values of the heat load heating substations.
Software package SimNet SSHeat allows fulfilling the following tasks: