635-2046/01 – Heat supply (ZT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Marek Velička, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Marek Velička, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2023/2024Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
RIG005 Ing. et Ing. David Rigo
VEL37 doc. Ing. Marek Velička, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 15+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able: - to characterize the main principles of heating buildings in terms of thermal properties - to characterize the basic types of heat sources and heating plants - to categorize heat exchangers

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


The subject is focused on theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of heat supply. Attention is mainly paid to the basic principles of calculating heat losses, the possibilities of reducing heating costs, the basic types of heat sources. The student will get basic information about heat sources and heating plants, learn about the principle, operation and construction of gas and solid fuel boilers and learn about the principles and basic types of heat exchangers.

Compulsory literature:

1. HAINES, R. W., HITTLE, D. Control systems for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. 6th ed. Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2003. ISBN 1402074174. 2. PETCHERS, N. Combined Heating, Cooling & Power Handbook - Technologies & Applications (2nd Edition. Fairmont Press, Inc., 2012. ISBN-13: 978-1466553347.

Recommended literature:

1. WATKINS, D. E. Heating services in buildings: design, installation, commissioning & maintenance. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. ISBN 978-0-4706-5603-7. 2. BASU, P., CEN, K. a JESTIN, L. Boilers and burners: design and theory. New York: Springer, c2000. ISBN 0-387-98703-7.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written test and oral exam.


Other requirements

Attendance on excurions in producing plants.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Thermal comfort – definition, influences, their officials. Heat production, the equation of thermal comfort, temperature regulation. Flow in the heated space. 2. Heating of buildings – types of heating, heat and fuel consumption in heating buildings. 3. Heat losses of buildings – transmission the walls and ventilation losses. 4. Basis of structural design and construction in terms of thermal properties. 5. Heat pumps – principle, types, efficiency. 6. Other possibilities heating – floor heating, radiant heating, infrared heating, hot air heating. 7. Solar thermal systems for production of heat, types of collectors. 8. Types of heating plants - steam heating plants, gas turbine power plants, gas combustion engine heating plants. 9. Steam and hot water boilers - grate, powdery, granulating, fluidized as a source of heat energy when transforming into electrical and pressure energy. 10. Heat nets - heat distribution, types and designs, transfer station, hydraulic calculation, pipe diameter dimensioning, pipe expansion, compensators. 11. Classification of heat exchangers. The importance of heat exchangers, energy saving, fuel savings, the degree of recuperation, increasing combustion temperature, increase performance aggregate. 12. Thermal calculation of recuperator. The differential equation for the relationship between medium temperature and the size heat transfer surface. Solving equations for various cases boundary conditions. 13. Types of recuperators. Operating conditions. 14. Regenerators: Thermal calculation. The amount of heat transmitted. The coefficient of heat transfer. Hydraulic calculation. Pressure losses. Types of regenerators.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2023/2024 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 25  15
        Examination Examination 75  36 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Min. 80 % attendance on exercise.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Min. 80 % attendance on exercise.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

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Assessment of instruction

2023/2024 Summer