MSE387 Heat Supply Systems

Code MSE387
Name Heat Supply Systems
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Heat Engineering, Heat, Gas and Water Technology
Academic staff Sigurds Jaundālders, Āris Žīgurs, Guntis Strautmanis, Sergejs Zaharovs
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The Heat Supply Systems course is based on education and practical appliance of heat production, transmission and consumption technique. The theoretical background of the course is based on traditional and innovative technologies in the field of cogeneration and boiler houses, district heating networking of all dimensions, as well as in-house heating and tap water supply systems. Theoretical skills are strengthened by practical exercises using IT tools for efficiency and appliance calculations. Course supplies the background in national technical and construction code requirements regulating particular business area..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To get the knowledge about the principles of district heating establishment, traditional and innovative heating systems, their complex and individual technical and economical characteristics. Influence of individual and complex heating system understanding and knowledge to optimize work programs of heating systems with the aim to improve efficiency of complete system and each component.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to define and select the most suitable heat generation equipment for each specific case, manage elaboration of work programs, evaluation of technical and economical conditions. - Examination: Home work, exam, work. Assessment criteria: Able to define the main components of heat generation efficiency and sustainability.
To be able to select and define correct elements and composition of district heating network, as well as principles of network optimization. - Examination: Home work, laboratory/practical work, exam. Assessment criteria: is able to analyze technical and efficiency compliance.
To be able to correctly select corresponding heaters and in-house heating components. - Examination: Home work, laboratory/practical work, exam. Assessment criteria: is able to use correctly and calculate in-house heating components by using heating equipment selection and optimization IT tools.
To be able to evaluate building energy efficiency and compliance of in-house heating system. - Examination: Home works, laboratory/practical work, exam. Assessment criteria: is able to use theoretical background and corresponding IT tools to evaluate building heating compliance.
Course prerequisites Basics in heat process, IT and economics.

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