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1 $MW_{th}$ Industrial Solar Hot Water System And Its Performance

Nagaraju, J and Garud, SS and Kumar, Ashok K and Rao, Ramakrishna M (1999) 1 $MW_{th}$ Industrial Solar Hot Water System And Its Performance. In: Solar Energy, 66 (6). pp. 491-497.

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An industrial model solar water heating system is designed and installed, to heat and supply 110 000 liters of hot water at 85 degrees C per day for an egg powder making plant. It consists of a solar collector field (2560 m(2)), four thermally insulated hot water storage tanks (57.5 m(3) capacity each) and the heat distribution system with electrically operated pumps and pneumatic valves for circulation of water. It is equipped with a PC based data acquisition system to monitor the process parameters, a fault detection system to monitor the status of various subsystems and controls for automatic operation of the system. Performance studies conducted on the various subsystems and on the system as a whole revealed that it is delivering the designed thermal output, and the net savings in furnace oil consumption is 78% on an annual basis. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Solar Energy
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science Ltd.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2008 05:47
Last Modified: 06 May 2011 05:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17599

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