Heat and cold
More than half of Germany's total energy needs is for heat applications: process heat, room heat, hot water or for cooling. The largest share of energy usage in industry, amounting to 66 %, is apportionable to process heat while households use 73 % of their total energy demand for room heating.
Heat generated in central power plants has to be transported to its place of use and provided there in a suitable form. District heating networks, transformer substations and house service connections are thus integrated into the infrastructure of industrial parks and communities. In summer when the heat demand is lower, part of the heat produced is converted into cold in absorption refrigeration systems and provided for the air-conditioning of buildings and plants.
BNA has supplied conventional control and telecontrol technology for a large number of converter substations, extensive district heating systems with many house service connection points and refrigerating systems and has integrated this equipment into the operating regime of the respective power plant. Our portfolio of solutions is based on process knowledge as well as approved technical solution modules that we can customise to meet the application's specific needs.