The energy demand for cooling applications in German industry accounts for a significant share of the overall electric energy demand. Moreover, various studies show that industrial cooling systems in Germany offer high energy efficiency and flexibility potentials. Against this background, this paper presents a simulation-based planning tool for industrial cooling systems to support decision making in planning processes with a focus on energy and overall system costs. The work was conducted in the frame of the project “SynErgie – Synchronized and energy-adaptive Production Technology for the flexible Adjustment of Manufacturing Processes to a volatile Energy Supply”.
Flum, Dominik ; Burkhardt, Max ; Moog, Daniel ; Sossenheimer, Johannes ; Sanchez, José ; Abele, Eberhard: Tool for Simulation-based Planning of Energy-optimised Cooling Supply System Configuration for Manufacturing Facilities