Nowadays heat meters only measure the consumptions of thermal energy and they normally do not allow remote transmission of measurement data for subsequent management purposes. Furthermore, thermal energy measurements are normally performed without evaluating the real “quality” of the supplied thermal energy. On the other hand, the typical features of smart metering could allow to continuously transmit energy data, also interacting with supply and management issues. In this paper, the authors present a brief critical analysis of the main issues of smart metering in thermal energy measurements both in a direct way using heat meters and in an indirect one using heat cost allocators to enhance energy savings of consumers. The first results of some metrological tests aimed to evaluate the influence of common installation effects on commercial direct heat meters are also discussed.

Metrological analysis of smart heat meters

CELENZA, Luca;DELL'ISOLA, Marco;D'ALESSIO, Raffaele;FICCO, Giorgio;VIGO, Paolo;VIOLA, Agostino
2013

Abstract

Nowadays heat meters only measure the consumptions of thermal energy and they normally do not allow remote transmission of measurement data for subsequent management purposes. Furthermore, thermal energy measurements are normally performed without evaluating the real “quality” of the supplied thermal energy. On the other hand, the typical features of smart metering could allow to continuously transmit energy data, also interacting with supply and management issues. In this paper, the authors present a brief critical analysis of the main issues of smart metering in thermal energy measurements both in a direct way using heat meters and in an indirect one using heat cost allocators to enhance energy savings of consumers. The first results of some metrological tests aimed to evaluate the influence of common installation effects on commercial direct heat meters are also discussed.
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