Danfoss adds a new and data-driven dimension to district energy with the launch of groundbreaking substation technology in Danfoss Titan™

Monday, 6 March, 2023

Building on Danfoss’ hardware domain knowledge, the autonomous Titan™ substation boasts innovative digital twin technology enabling reliable cloud commissioning and continuous performance optimization—in an increasingly demanding sector. The smart substation complements Danfoss’ extensive district energy product portfolio enabling end-to-end optimization.

The complexity of district energy continues to increase with the shift to low-temperature district heating and multiple energy sources, including intermittent renewables and surplus heat. At the same time, demands for a stable and efficient grid have never been higher.

Balancing network dynamics to deliver ultimate efficiency—from production to distribution and consumption—requires continuous optimization. Digitalization is the fundamental lever for new generations of district energy—and substations are key solutions in unlocking the grid’s full potential for ultimate cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and resilience.

However, studies show that up to 70% of all substations are not commissioned correctly. Rather than being set based on application needs, controllers are often left in default state and therefore not performing well, resulting in a negative effect on network performance.

Optimized commissioning and performance

Danfoss Titan™ combines best-in-class substations with groundbreaking digital twin technology to provide a new, data-driven dimension to the district energy network—ensuring correct commissioning, enhanced performance, and the lowest possible return temperature.

Unlike a trial-and-error approach, Danfoss Titan™ enables reliable and fast cloud commissioning—using mathematical models and a digital twin for performance simulation to deliver best-in-class settings that also result in longer station lifetime.

Plus, the digital twin ensures continuous performance optimization by adapting over time to, e.g., changing daily or seasonal conditions and heat-source utilization. And because Titan™ is 100% Danfoss component-based, it guarantees the highest quality and reliability—always offering full transparency in performance.

For district energy utilities, this ensures optimum ΔT at all times—unlocking data-driven energy efficiency and savings—while installers benefit from time savings and no complaints or callbacks. At the same time, consumers are guaranteed the best possible comfort at the lowest possible price.

“We pride ourselves on our proven portfolio for end-to-end optimization of the district energy network. And now, with Danfoss Titan™, we can offer our customers even more transparency and tools for substation and network optimization. This makes TitanÔ the perfect next step in our continuous efforts to bridge the gap between hardware and software—enabling digitalization and decarbonization of the grid,” says Adrian Vrinceanu, Product Portfolio Manager, Heavy Duty Stations.

Overall features and benefits of Titan™ digital twin include:

Intuitive cloud commissioning: Ensuring best-in-class settings of electronic controllers, motorized valves, differential pressure, and flow.

Continuous optimization: Digital twin technology enables automatic adaptation throughout product lifetime.

Optimum ΔT: Resulting in 1-3 °C reduction of return temperature for higher energy efficiency and savings.

Actionable insights: Full data visualization integrated in Leanheat® Monitor software along with commissioning report.

100% Danfoss component-based substation: Guaranteed reliability and quality, plus full transparency in settings and performance.

Shortest commissioning time on the market: Always reliable cloud commissioning with no complaints or callbacks.

Optimal network design: Peace of mind as even an oversized system will work based on onsite conditions.

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    Titan™ by Danfoss

    There’s nothing like perspective. Looking at something differently allows you to see new things. It adds dimension. To the digital dynamics of your network. The pulse of the grid. Danfoss Titan™ combines best-in-class substations with innovative digital twin technology to add a new and data-driven dimension to district energy.