18 Nov 2020

Discover the features of Comsof Heat 2020.3

Please note that this article and any associated images were originally published by Comsof Heat, here.

Multiple heat source networks, increased calculation accuracy and speed

Network with multiple sources

Comsof Heat version 2020.3 offers the possibility to plan and design district heating network with multiple heat sources. Optimize the network to either maximize carbon reduction, minimize capital expenditure, minimal operational costs or find the optimal combination of these three aspects.   In the below visual you can see a network designed with Comsof Heat, containing three different heat sources throughout the city.  

More accurate calculations

We increased deployment cost calculation accuracy.
  • We introduced a new cost model for the pipe system,
  • you can define substation unit costs
  • Pipe sizes will be adapted based on estimated heat losses
  • You can now visualize the flow direction in every pipe in the transport layer

Speedy cloud calculations

We have also created a cloud calculation engine which allows you to offload calculations from your local machine to our secure cloud servers. This speeds up your project’s calculation time. You can run any action from the Comsof Heat plugin on our cloud platform directly from your QGIS environment. When the calculation is finished, simply download and load it into your project. Interested in speeding up your calculations even more using Comsof Cloud? Please contact [email protected].  

Interested in these features?

On 23 November we are organizing a one time webinar where you will discover everything about these new features. Contact us if you are interested.