SMARTCIM, the innovative integrated system for the management of heating/cooling plants, developed by Cimberio S.p.A., has found its first home in a really cold place and precisely in the Norwegian Space Center, located on the Andøya Island. We are in the Northern part of the country, within the Arctic Circle, on the bitter cold North Sea.
Why go so far to test the product for the first time?
Simple: because the Norwegian Space Center has the ideal characteristics to verify the performance of SMARTCIM.
In Andøya, the maximum temperature doesn’t exceed 15°C degrees during the summer, and it is around 0°C degrees in the winter months, which means that it is possible to test the functionality of the system in a climatically difficult environment.
The system, now in the implementation phase, is suitable to be used in medium and larger buildings with centralized heating and cooling systems. In Andøya it was installed in the guest quarters where technicians, scientists, researchers and visiting guests are housed. SMARTCIM allows the monitoring of heat flows and addresses them only to the inhabited areas each time. It is easy to understand that in this way it is possible to reach (achieve?) big energy savings.
SMARTCIM is installed by adapting itself to the existing heating/cooling systems, without doing important adjustments and overall without intervening on the buildings structure. In Andøya, in a such isolated and impervious geographical context, these interventions and adjustments could be rather onerous, from an economic and logistic point of view.
But Andøya is not only a remote place far from everything, it is also a wonderful natural environment, still unspoilt from many points of view, which therefore needs to be protected. This is because, as we know, the effect of global warning caused by the high-density living areas affects even the most northern and less populated areas in the world.
The energy saving provided by SMARTCIM obviously allows emission reduction and therefore a big contribution for the protection of this corner of the planet, illuminated by the Midnight Sun in the summer and by the spectacular Northern Lights in the winter.