Jens Henning Jensen, Chief Consultant at Ramboll, estimates that collection and visualization tools like ABB Ability Manufacturing Operations Management will be important management instruments for district heating companies over the next years, as they will have access to more and more data.
“As I see it, the benefits for SVF is that they now get an overview of the operation throughout the network and not only get the data from the SCADA system. The overall picture, I think, can be a great advantage for many district heating companies,” says Jens Henning Jensen.
System Rørnet and ABB Ability Manufacturing Operations Management began operation in the Svebølle-Viskinge district heating plant in September 2016. The expectation is that these measures will create annual savings of 12,000-13,000 USD for SVF alone in fuel costs because, among other things they can optimize flow and return temperatures in the network.