Customer's District Heating Equiment
Customers receive district heat through the district heat substation of the building. The equipment in the heat distribution substations includes the heat exchangers for heating and service water and, possibly, a heat exchanger for ventilation, control devices, pumps, expansion and safety equipment, thermometers and manometers, and shut-off valves. The substations are industrially manufactured units. Customers acquire their district heating equipment and the related installation work from heating contractors or as comprehensive deliveries from energy or district heating suppliers.
The substation is located in the heat distribution room. A sufficient amount of space should be reserved for the substation and the supplier’s equipment for maintenance purposes. The connection diagram for the equipment is displayed on the wall of the distribution room.
The heat distribution room is used for district heating equipment only. Its door is to be kept locked. The heat supplier shall have free access to the distribution room.
District heat is very safe. However, hot service water and hot surfaces must be handled with care. District heating water is not suitable for drinking.
You can find more information about district heating equipment and their controls, as well as correct use of district heat in the guide ‘Correct Use of District Heat’.