Throughout this program, you will delve into the fundamental concepts of DH hydraulics, understanding the intricacies of heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and system components. Real-world case studies and hands-on simulations will empower you to analyze and enhance existing DH networks, optimize flow rates, and troubleshoot common hydraulic challenges.
Whether you are an engineer, energy specialist, or urban planner, this course offers a comprehensive understanding of DH hydraulics, equipping you to play a pivotal role in creating sustainable, efficient, and resilient district heating systems.


Online Course in Zoom


4 Hours


Members of Euroheat & Power -10%


Our course features highly experienced and knowledgeable lecturers who are experts in their respective fields. Each lecturer brings a wealth of practical experience, academic expertise, and a deep understanding of the subject matter to the classroom. They have a proven track record of delivering engaging and insightful instruction, ensuring that participants receive the highest quality education.

Jan Eric Thorsen

Director and DCS Global Application Expert at Danfoss A/S (DK)

Nathan Pieters

Partner Success Manager focusing on heating questions at Hysopt (BE)

Neil Parry

Global Head of District Energy at
Armstrong Fluid Technology (UK)

Aleksandr Ledvanov

Engineer with 20 years of expertise in hydraulic simulations

Member of the Board at HEATCONSULT (EE)

    The certification included in this course is a testament to our commitment to delivering high-quality education and ensuring that participants possess a recognized and valuable credential. Our certification is meticulously designed to reflect the depth of knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course. It is widely respected and acknowledged within the industry, serving as a mark of distinction and a validation of the participant's expertise in the field of energy efficiency assessment. The certification not only demonstrates proficiency in key concepts and practices but also enhances professional credibility and career opportunities. With our rigorous assessment processes and stringent standards, participants can trust that the certification they earn carries substantial value and recognition in their pursuit of excellence.


Hydraulic Principles Underpinning         DH Systems
Lecture by Alesandr Ledvanov.

  • Basics of hydraulic calculations;
  • Purpose of the hydraulic calculations;
  • Manual calculations vs computer aided calculations;
  • Main topics that have to be considered in calculations;
  • Hydraulic head graphs for system analysis.
Building Level Substations and the Impact on the District Heating System
Lecture by Jan Eric Thorsen.

  • Domestic hot water system;
  • Heating system;
  • The flat station concept (the concept of decentralized/flat level substation);
  • Thermal length of heat exchangers;
  • Considerations for reducing the operational temperatures on building level;
  • Examples of related ongoing demo projects.
Common Hydraulic Issues in DH networks and Enhancing the
Resilience of DH Systems
Lecture by Nathan Pieters.
  • Pipe sizing calculations with incorporation of diversity
  • Component sizing and solutions for common balancing challenges.
  • Understanding the significance of BMS/BEMS control with focus on temperature, flow and pump control strategies.
  • Hydraulic optimization techniques for energy centers utilizing multiple energy sources, such as CHP’s, boilers, heat pumps and Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) or Borehole Thermal Energy Storage (BTES).
  • An analysis of centralized vs. decentralized energy center configurations.

Through real-life cases, these topics will be explored in depth, providing valuable insights and best practices.

Hysopt offers a science-based HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) calculation and simulation software to optimise buildings heating and cooling installations. They will present common issues appearing in DH hydraulic systems, detecting and solving these using their software.
Strategies for Integrating Renewable Energy Sources and
Advanced Technologies into DH Hydraulics
Lecture by Neil Parry.

  • How do we make district energy efficient?
  • The importance of approach temperatures
  • Modbus connected terminal units
  • Typical plant-room issues
  • Best practice plant-room design: integrating multiple energy sources and energy source control
  • Heat pump refrigerants – temperature regimes
  • Integrating heat pumps
  • Hybrid plant-rooms
  • Thermal storage
  • Integrating existing housing stock
  • Best efficiency pump staging
  • Sector coupling and waste heat utilisation
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