We meet customers’ growing need for system analyses

System analyses are an increasingly natural part of FVB’s work, and to meet customers’ growing need for system analyses we have now formed a special analysis group.

Large energy systems are naturally complex, and an intervention in one part of the system will affect other parts in one way or another. This very much applies to district heating and cooling systems. They are complex and interact with other energy systems in production plants and properties.

As energy companies are preparing to face major challenges ahead with increased competition in the heating market, reduced demand for heating and higher fuel costs, it is becoming all the more important for systems to work efficiently. Meanwhile, requirements are being set for better integration of energy systems to meet future needs for environmentally-friendly energy.

Natural part of the work

System functionality goes without saying for everyone who works at FVB and is a natural part of their daily work. Whether it is designing a district heating line, adjusting the heating system in a property or programming a SCADA system, they always take into account how the entire system will be affected.

For some at FVB, working with system analysis has become their main occupation. Analyses are usually done based on direct orders from customers but can sometimes be part of an internal project. Many years of experience in R&D and systematic streamlining work, along with excellent tools for calculation and simulation, give FVB’s current system analysis group the ability to do great work.

Many changing tasks

Typical tasks for the system analysis group at FVB might be simulation of district heating or cooling networks to calculate the delivery capacity or identify bottlenecks. They might also involve system analyses of networks to be used as a decision-making basis for investments or streamlining measures.

Tasks that are not analyses per se but require in-depth system knowledge might also be performed. For example, designing price models that match the supplier’s costs while encouraging a desired behavior from the customer. Other examples are the ongoing work with plants to reduce the return temperature in the network, or the hosting of internal and external training sessions.

At FVB, we are seeing a growing interest in streamlining district heating and cooling systems and a strong desire to create functional and environmentally-friendly energy systems for the future.

FVB’s analysis group includes Ulrika Sagebrand, Sofie Beno, Cilla Dahlberg Larsson, Patrik Selinder and Erik Ingvarsson.

For more information:
Patrik Selinder, 0155-20 30 81
Cilla Dahlberg Larsson, 031-10 60 86

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