Heat exchangers play a crucial role to the transfer of heat from the heat network into our buildings. Designers working with Hysopt are now able to select SWEP heat exchangers within their digital model and the Hysopt software will automatically select the most optimum heat exchanger and hydraulic components of the entire system.
SWEP heat exchanger selection with Hysopt:
Hysopt is a spin-off from the University of Antwerp that has evolved over the past 6 years to a powerful simulation software tool for the design and optimisation of HVAC and district heating and cooling installations.
Automatic component selection
Selecting the best heat exchanger in the design phase, will not only help customers to design energy-efficient installations with optimised design volume flow, return temperature and pressure drop performance, but will also yield long-term benefits and reduced capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operating expenses (OPEX).
The components are automatically included in the item list, including item numbers and optimum pre-configurations. With the SWEP catalogue a selection can be made from the desired range by using intuitive filtering.
Optimum system performance at the design phase
When integrating manufacturer-specific components, the correct physical parameters are pre-programmed into the Hysopt model. For each part in the SWEP catalogue the unique pressure drop, heat transfer coefficient, capacitance and thermal losses are implemented for optimum component selection and partial load analysis using dynamic simulations.
"Having our brazed plate heat exchangers in the Hysopt software will help our customers to design energy-efficient installations with minimal investment cost, in order to achieve increased sustainability and extend the life cycle of our installations," said Christer Frennfelt, Business Development Manager at SWEP. "By using digital design tools such as Hysopt that transparently display the performance of a system at the design stage, we can work with our customers to create a complete system that performs optimally and delivers maximum CO2 savings".
Partial load analysis
With dynamic simulation, the Hysopt software can predict the dynamic behaviour of this installation in partial load such that the performance of a system becomes predictable and measurable, even before it is being installed. All the system parameters such as volume flows, temperatures, pressure drops and heat loads can be analyst in utmost detail.
HVAC specialists and engineering companies can quickly and easily evaluate system performance based on CO2 emissions, annual energy cost, comfort, and investment cost. The "Hysopt Pareto Analysis" provides insight into the evaluation at the touch of a button.
A sustainable product in an optimised system
Havid El Khaoui, Lead Industry Services at Hysopt, is very pleased with the new partnership:
"Having a partnership with a company that delivers a high-end product as the SWEP heat exchangers brings more value to the Hysopt software. With the Hysopt software, we ensure that SWEP heat exchangers with efficient BPHE technology and low life-cycle cost ends up in an optimised environment. This ensures that the entire system meets sustainable requirements.”
For additional information
SWEP District Energy: https://www.swep.net/campaigns/district-energy
Hysopt Software: https://www.hysopt.com/
Business Development Manager, District Energy SWEP