Metering solutions company Kamstrup is supplying 28,000 heat meters to a Danish municipal heating project with the aim of improving leak detection and operations.
Kamstrup won the tender with Aarhus Municipality in what is claimed to be the largest remotely read meter park in the world.
The company has supplied half of the total 53,000 new heating meters since the project began in 2012.
Kamstrup will deploy the remaining 28,000 meters in 2015 as well as host the system.
Monitoring heating system
One of the main goal’s for Aarhus, the second largest municipality in Denmark, is to save time and resources on service calls.
Elsebeth Arendt, head of department at Aarhus’ Department of Waste and District Heating said: “We get a metering and communication solution that will enable us to plan and monitor production down to the smallest detail.
“We will be notified of errors, leaks and cracks in the pipe system extremely quickly. This is of great benefit to a safe and sustainable operation.”
Carbon neutral goal
The metering also forms part of Aarhus Municipality’s goal of becoming CO2-neutral by 2030, explains Kristian Würtz, executive council member for Technical Services & Environment at Aarhus Municipality.
Mr Würtz said: “The supply grid, from where one can gather together data on energy, consumption and operations, will be of great benefit to efforts towards achieving the climate goal. In the longer term, an intelligent supply grid is also beneficial in making the energy supply more sustainable with more renewable energy.”
The heating metering system is expected to be completely installed in 2017 and is predicted to cut the daily water wastage in Aarhus Municipality by 125 cubic metres per 24 hours, corresponding to 45,625 cubic metres annually.
(Pic credit: Kamstrup)