REMOTE HEAT - Aerial survey of above-ground and underground district heating pipelines to identify damaged areas

Reliability, security of supply, economy, ease of maintenance and effective environmental protection are just some of the advantages of remote heating, an increasingly important component in complex energy management systems. Insulation damage to remote heating pipes leads to high heat losses, premature ageing of the pipes and more intensive corrosion. Leakages result in operational disruptions and economic losses.

By analysing the condition of district heating networks from the air using powerful infrared sensors, we provide the utility companies with a detailed overview of the general condition of the pipe network and ensure the precise location of damaged areas. Energy saving potentials and water losses are geo-referenced with the help of true-to-scale thermal mapping, pictorially displayed with high geographical precision and evaluated.


  •     complex, simultaneous overview of large-scale supply areas
  •     objective planning basis for maintenance and rehabilitation measures
  •     GIS implementation including mobile GIS
  •     very good cost-benefit ratio

When detecting damage to remote heating pipes, the surface temperatures are measured to an accuracy of 1/10th of a degree. This means that any damage to a pipe can be recorded to within a few centimetres.

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