Course detail

Operation of District Heating Equipment

FSI-FSCAcad. year: 2020/2021

Students who have completed the course will able to design District Heating and Combi - cycle, storage tanks and other compo nents of heating plant units.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course objective is to make students familiar with the basic design procedures of Heating Plant equipment, manufacture and assembly of heating equipment.


Basic knowledge from thermodynamics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Brownell, L. E., and Young, E. H., Process Equipment Design, John Willey, 1966
Kadrnožka: Tepelné elektrárny a teplárny,SNTL Praha 1987 (CS)
Horlock, J.H.:Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles. Prgamon Publishing, London 2003 (EN)
Schneider, P.: Základy konstruování procesních zařízení. 1999
Křupka, V. - Schneider, P.: Konstrukce aparátů
Schneider, P.: Základy konstruování procesních zařízení

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements: Active attendance at seminars. The exam has written test, the student has to prove acquired theoretical and practical knowledge.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course provides students with the basic completed heating plant and their design, used calculation methods and their operational conditions. Special attention is paid to individual procedures used in the European Union.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Active attendance at seminars is checked. The written report has to be worked out when a seminar was missed. This report has to be produced for verification.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-EPP , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Combined production of electricity and heat -CHP
Technical regulations for heating systems
Primary fuel saving
Types of thermal cycles
Thermal machines used in CHP
Sizing Resources
Annual diagram of heat needs
Micro-CHP, basic principles and possibilities
Central heating systems
Hot water and steam systems and their implementation
The theoretical basis for dimensioning systems CHP, heat storage
Practical experience in the operation of heating equipment.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Examples for sizing CHP source.
Design Cogeneration unit on natural gas.
Design and calculation of thermal scheme CHP power plant
Calculation of heat exchangers for CHP
Students will analyse individual tasks
Excursion at the CHP Plant