Mibec Blog Posts

What is a District Heating network?

2nd April 2017

At Mibec we pride ourselves on being at the foremost of District Heating solutions and have a great range of products available to enable the customer to assemble systems to meet their needs. In this short article we investigate the

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How are HIUs used in flats and apartment projects?

27th March 2017

Heat Interface Units (HIUs) are an ideal solution for use in multi-occupancy dwelling projects such as flats and apartment blocks. Projects such as these lend themselves well to the concept of communal heating (e.g. having a single central plant room

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History of District Heating

21st March 2017

A District Heating project is where there is a single centralised heat source supplying heating water and / or domestic hot water two or more separate buildings on the site via an underground pipe network. At the heart of the

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District heating pipe layout patterns – what are the opinions and benefits?

15th March 2017

A district heating network has a heat source supplying heating water and / or domestic hot water to two or more separate buildings in a project. This central heat source (gas boiler or a renewable technology) will then be connected

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Bespoke Sized Buffer Tanks

3rd March 2017

At Mibec we supply a wide range of water storage and Buffer tank products, in this short article we look at our new bespoke tanks manufacturing service. Often used in district heating projects in conjunction with a renewable heat source,

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When is a PIC valve not a PIC valve?

25th January 2017

Heat Interface Units (HIUs) contain valves to enable control. Some, such as our new Hiper HIU contain a Pressure Independent Control Valve or PIC valve. The term is often used a little too broadly in the industry to describe components

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Consumer Benefits of HIUs

20th January 2017

If you have ever read some of the consumer utilities forums concerning Heat Interface Units (HIUs) and communal heating projects generally, you will know that a commonly raised concern is the inability to switch energy suppliers (like those of us

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Buffer Tanks for chilled water storage and cooling

16th January 2017

At Mibec we supply a wide range of water storage and Buffer tank products. Although usually associated with heating applications, this short article describes how buffer tanks can be used in chilled water storage and cooling applications. Chilled Water (CHW)

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District Heating in Northern Europe – what can the UK learn?

4th January 2017

District heating still only makes up around 2% of the UK energy market which is much lower than other parts of Europe (particularly Northern Europe) as can seen in the table below: Country % of citizens served by district heating

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Use of lower flow and return temperatures in district heating

16th December 2016

District heating schemes make use of underground pre-insulated pipes to connect the various buildings on the site to a centralised heat source. The pre-insulated pipes are designed to maintain the water temperature when in transit (avoiding heat losses to improve

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Benefits of District Heating

18th November 2016

A district heating network has a central heat source supplying heating water and / or domestic hot water to two or more separate buildings on the site. This heat source will then be connected to the various buildings in the

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Benefits of dual and quad core pre-insulated pipe

16th November 2016

At Mibec we supply a wide range of pre-insulated pipe products from leading manufacturers like Rehau, Microflex or our own Mibec DHP pipe. Pre-insulated pipe is typically used to form district heating networks and are specially designed to maintain the

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