Seminars

  • Current Seminars

    Overcoming the Challenges of Tall Building Design

    Simple methods to create efficient tall buildings.

    With tall buildings becoming a growing sector in the UK, Danfoss have sought to increase knowledge of the unique characteristics and challenges, experienced when designing the hydronics of such buildings.

    Focusing on controlling pressure, managing core design, and key valve arrangements, the seminar is a great update for experienced tall building designers and an introduction to designers who are new to skyscraper design. 

    Key Topics

    The growth of the tall buildings market in the UK

    The challenges tall buildings create for designers (Static pressure, Shell and core system integrity, DHW production)

    Solutions on offer to overcome the challenges of tall buildings

    Resources to aid tall building system design

    Target Audience - Mechanical engineers, Contractors with design responsibilities

    Location - At the audience’s premises.

    Cost - FREE

    Duration - 1 hour

    Provided with seminar - A full range of relevant literature, heat exchanger and valve sizing software

    Designing Heat Networks

     

    Methods to Create Efficient District Heating Systems.

    Heat Networks are a hot topic for the construction industry, with existing systems being modernised, new networks being created, and with significant moves from DECC and local authorities, to support and fund future projects.

    Networks come in the form of traditional, town wide, district heating schemes, schemes which supply hospital and university campuses from a single energy source, and centralised residential heating and cooling systems.

    This seminar has been created to inform engineers of the latest developments in the Heat Network sectors, to offer solutions to maximise efficiency in the networks, and to update designers and local authorities on the ‘Heat networks legislation for metering and billing’ requirements for energy metering.

    Key Topics 

    What is a Heat Network

    Maximising Efficiency in a Heat Network (Heat Generation and Distribution, Transfer of Heat Throughout the Network, Encouraging Efficient Network Usage)

    Resources to aid Network Design 

    Target Audience - Mechanical engineers, local authorities, and Contractors with design responsibilities 

    Location - At the audience’s premises.

    Cost - FREE

    Duration - 1 hour

    Provided with seminar - Application guides, product literature, heat exchanger and valve sizing software

    Network Connected Control of Variable Flow Systems

    The Network Connected Seminar is a live demonstration on the next generation of Pressure Independent Control Valves (PICV), a brand new and innovative concept to the hydronic balancing market.

    The live demonstration is carried out using a mini sealed system demonstration unit. The flow rates can be manipulated, control ramps run, and pressures changed to give a real simulation of a variable flow system. We will demonstrate network connected actuators and what features and benefits they bring to clients, consultants and contractors, particularly important in today’s ever changing market. We believe it will bring hydronic balancing to a new level. 

    Key Topics 

    What is a Pressure Independent Control Valve (PICV’s) and how does it operate?

    What is control valve authority and what affect does this have on hydronic control?

    What improvements do network connected PICV’s make in heating/cooling systems?

    How do we commission systems with network connected PICV’s?

    Target Audience - Mechanical engineers, Contractors with design responsibilities, and specialist controls companies 

    Location - At the audience’s premises.

    Cost - FREE

    Duration - 1 hour

    Provided with seminar - Full literature, example schematic details and sizing tools 

    Network Connected Control of Variable Flow Systems

    Remote commissioning method using the next generation of Pressure Independent Control Valves

    Utilising the new technologies in control valve actuators, we can now introduce a new hydronic commissioning method to UK buildings, which maximises performance, reducing the time taken to commission systems, and provides continued monitoring and updates of the building performance during operation.

    This remote commissioning method takes system commissioning from being a manual, intrusive, process, on to a computerised method, existing on the buildings management system. This enables simple, effective flow commissioning, that can be monitored and updated without entry to the occupied areas of the building.

    Key Topics

    An introduction to commissioning, seasonal commissioning, and soft-landings

    What is the reality of system commissioning?

    How does remote commissioning work and what effect will it have on the system?

    How does remote commissioning improve seasonal commissioning?

    What savings can be made during installation and seasonal commissioning?

    Target Audience - Mechanical engineers, Contractors with design responsibilities, and specialist controls companies.

    Location - At the audience’s premises.

    Cost - FREE

    Duration - 1 hour

    Provided with seminar - Full literature, example schematic details and sizing tools 

    The Balance of Variable Flow Systems

    Using Pressure Independent Thermostatic Radiator Valves

    Since variable flow systems began to be used in commercial radiator systems, the challenge of balance, in all load conditions, has been the key to good system control and user comfort.

    To help designers and installers, new technologies have been developed, to give simple, low cost, thermostatic radiator valves that work in variable flow heating systems.

    This seminar explains where to install, how to commission, and the potential cost savings, available when utilising pressure independent thermostatic radiator valves in commercial heating systems. Whether they are used in schools, hospitals, offices, or universities, these are the most common control devices used in commercial heating systems, and this seminar explains how we can improve system performance using a new TRV design.

    Key Topics

    The challenges of designing variable flow heating systems

    Current balancing methods and control strategies

    How pressure independence works and the affect it has on variable flow heating systems

    Potential cost savings when installing and commissioning recommended radiator valve solutions

    Target Audience - Mechanical engineers, local authorities, and Contractors with design responsibilities 

    Location - At the audience’s premises.

    Cost - FREE

    Duration - 40 minutes

    Provided with seminar - Full product literature and sizing software 

    Selection of Control Valves in Variable Flow Systems

    BSRIA Guidance BG51/2014

    In the guidebook BG51/2014, BSRIA have set out to provide a common format for the sizing and selection of 2 port, and 3-port control valves, as well as pressure independent control valves. The guide is designed to help improve heat and cooling regulation, and to improve system differential temperatures.

    To support designers and controls companies, Danfoss have created CPD seminar to set-out and explain the new methods of control valve sizing, and the affect this has on system operation and performance.

    We also aim to explain the topic of valve authority, show example calculations, and to give guidance on best practice when carrying out difficult control valve selections.

    Key Topics

    BG51/2014 scope and objective

    The importance of valve authority

    Method for sizing 3-port control valves

    Method for sizing 2-port control valves

    PICV use and operation

    Sizing and selecting PICV’s

    PICV performance tests

    Target Audience - Mechanical engineers and specialist controls companies 

    Location - At the audience’s premises.

    Cost - FREE

    Duration - 50 minutes

    Provided with seminar - Full product literature and sizing software 

    NovoCon 3.0 with Remote i/o

    Expand your options with NovoCon 3.0 now with remote i/o functionality

    Network connected control of variable flow systems

    In addition to digital bus communication with the Building Management Systems via BACnet or Modbus, the NovoCon 3.0 digital actuator comes with several analogue inputs and outputs which provide you with a new level of flexibility, adding value to your building, putting your sustainability ambitions into practice and achieving significant cost reductions.

    A standardised cable enables access to all available analogue inputs and outputs on the NovoCon. It offers system integrators a wide range of possibilities to engineer a building customised solution. 

    Key Topics

    Demonstration of how NovoCon can be integrated into a building’s BMS system. Including remotely setting flow rates on the Danfoss PICV ABQM with flow rate feedback, implementing regular maintenance regimes on flushing, de-airing of PICV’s

    See how NovoCon can control a FCU (fan coil unit), FCU filter, window contact, presence detector, condensation detection and other devices, potentially saving time, money and energy on your project

    Learn how NovoCon can monitor energy on your FCU, trench heating, chilled beam or similar terminal device.

     

    Target AudienceSpecifying Consultants/Designers, BMS Controls Companies, Mechanical Engineers  

    Location - At the audience’s premises.

    Cost - FREE

    Duration - 1 hour

    Effective Design and Specification of Plate Heat Exchangers (HEX)

    Heat Exchangers (HEX) are an integral part of HVAC applications and District Energy Networks, and are a hot topic for the construction industry, with existing systems being modernised, new networks being created, and heating/cooling system design moving towards Variable Flow Systems to save on pump energy costs.

    Hence the use of Variable Flow Systems now demand a fresh approach to HEX design and specification to ensure correct operation under all conditions including Part Load (flow turndown). 

    This seminar has been created to inform engineers about the effect of various HEX design criteria and the need to take a holistic approach to equipment selection and specification to maximise efficiency in the whole heating/cooling system. Each unique system should be optimised to avoid ‘cut and paste’ enquiry specifications from previous contracts.

     

    Key Topics

    Introduction

    HEX market overview, HEX design types, and typical applications

    Design & Construction

    Working Principle, Single Pass Design, Materials Cost, and Water Quality

    Common Design Issues

    Minimum Enquiry Data, Effect of LMTD, Materials, and Pressure Drop on HEX size & cost

    Allowable Pressure Drop in Variable Flow systems, Pressure Test & Certification

    Maintenance Issues

    Maintenance Issues & Example Installations

     

    Target AudienceMechanical engineers, Consultants, Local Authorities, and Contractors with design and enquiry specification and/or procurement responsibilities.

    Location - At the audience’s premises (or Danfoss Headquarters, Denham)

    Cost - FREE

    Duration - 1 hour

    Provided with the seminar - Product literature, Danfoss Hexact heat exchanger sizing software (registration link)

    Energy Saving HEX in Heating and Cooling Systems

    Heat Exchangers (HEX) are an integral part of HVAC applications and District Energy Networks, and are a hot topic for the construction industry, with existing systems being modernised, new networks being created, and heating/cooling system design moving to Variable Flow mode to save on pump energy costs.

    This seminar has been created to inform engineers about the effect of various HEX design criteria and the need to take a holistic approach to equipment selection and specification to maximise efficiency in the whole heating/cooling system.

    Consideration of modern alternative temperature profiles for both heating and cooling systems can deliver significant cost savings and efficiency benefits.

     

    Key Topics

    HEX Design & LMTD

    HEX Working Principle (optional video)

    Single Pass versus Multi-Pass Arrangement

    Log Mean Temperature Difference (LMTD)

    Effect of LMTD on Surface Area & Cost

     

    Technical Solutions

    Energy Saving through optimised Chiller-HEX-FCU/AHU/CB systems

    Free Cooling (Chiller Systems)

    Low Temperature District Heating 

     

    Target AudienceMechanical engineers, Consultants, Local Authorities, and Contractors with design and enquiry specification and/or procurement responsibilities.

    Location - At the audience’s premises (or Danfoss Headquarters, Denham)

    Cost - FREE

    Duration - 45 minutes

    Provided with the seminar - Product literature, Danfoss Hexact heat exchanger sizing software (registration link)

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