We have worked for over 10 years in the field of heat management. We have been intimately involved with the design, installation, distribution, servicing and maintenance of all sorts of heating systems; confronting problems, and working on solutions. We have settled on a long-term goal to ensure our customers can control their energy by managing their heat.

This is the first in a series of posts about heating network management – please follow Minibems to receive notification of the upcoming posts.

We work in the pursuit of energy efficiency by managing heat. That is what we think about, work on and discuss, every day.
Our solutions save energy, reduce carbon emissions, improve profitability and streamline maintenance.
The central challenge we focus on is how to use energy efficiently within a district and communal heating context. The main themes of our work are:
– District & Communal heating network efficiency
– Lifetime network monitoring, management and optimisation 
– Reliable and affordable heating for end-users
– Alleviation of Fuel Poverty within the social housing sector
– Application of AI, Machine learning and cloud-based technologies to dynamically operate and maintain heating networks


How did it all begin?

Back when we started in the field of energy efficiency, we installed biomass boilers. After installing a few heating networks we found that the losses were far greater than expected. We realised that there was a big information gap in relation to how heating networks actually function in the real world.
The very first question we posed was why were all the district heating networks we worked on operating at 40%-60% efficiency? This is far too low when we are promoting low carbon solutions as sustainable.

So, why are district and communal heating networks so inefficient?

The simple answer is that they are not optimised. Our next articles will discuss the main reasons for inefficiency and look at the idea of optimisation in more detail.

Do you know at what efficiency your boiler converts fuel into energy and, in turn, the efficiency of your heating system as a whole?

This is the first in a series of posts about heating network management – please follow Minibems to receive notification of the upcoming posts.

Next Article: Who let the heat out – why are heating systems inefficient?

To learn more please see our brochures or email Ben Carter.

Hello! These posts reflect the Minibems point of view, our expertise and our aspirations. We are interested in hearing from anyone who works and thinks about this sector. We want to engage with as many stakeholders and colleagues as possible help us to learn and develop our solutions.

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