Smart Asset Management - SAM
|SWEHEAT, SWEDISH COUNCIL FOR DISTRICT HEATING EK
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 480 000
|May 2017 - December 2017
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The purpose with SAM is to develop solutions to the challenges for district heating networks in operation, in Sweden, Europe and the world. Capital intensive infrastructure sectors are facing large reinvestments. How can digitisation, sensors and new material reduce energy losses, risk of failures and at the same time improve utilization and delay reinvestments. The objective with SAM is to establish a collaboration process between energy operators, tech companies and research. The group will describe present situation, solutions available and the needs and challenges to solve.
Expected results and effects
The impact of the development process is expected to be new methods for predictive maintenance and optimization that radically will reduce hot water losses, failures and over production. Simultaneously, with lower operating costs, the assets can be utilized to its full life time which will reduce the reinvestment need. The result of SAM is clear need- and requirement picture, which is matched with iterative development that step by step solve the requirements. We are in line with purpose, objectives, impact and results.
Planned approach and implementation
A group of leading energy companies, tech suppliers and researchers is established. They develop a present situation and target objective picture. The needs from a larger group of Swedish and European energy companies are analysed by a questionnaire and interviews. Needs and potential solutions are matched and a hand full of system development paths will be selected. So far, plan is fulfilled. A system Model has been developed.