The problem of classic thermal management systems
Conventional thermal management systems have a central storage tank, usually a steel buffer tank or stratified storage tank, in which water heated by one or more sources ("generators") is stored and delivered to the various consumers as needed.
The water supplied by the different producers has different temperatures. When mixing the different temperatures, an unnecessary amount of energy is lost.
The solution: The Hydrobus
The basic idea: The stratified tank is disposed of and replaced by an intelligent, more efficient solution.
Water is piped from each producer or storage tank directly to consumers in individual circuits.
The "hydrobus" acts as a "conductor", so to speak, and dynamically connects the generators or storage facilities with the consumers - depending on demand and on the basis of calculated forecast models. In doing so, it ensures that as little energy as possible is lost.
Surplus heat is stored for later use or sold to neighbours.