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Title: Solar system fault detection

Abstract

A fault detecting apparatus and method are provided for use with an active solar system. The apparatus provides an indication as to whether one or more predetermined faults have occurred in the solar system. The apparatus includes a plurality of sensors, each sensor being used in determining whether a predetermined condition is present. The outputs of the sensors are combined in a pre-established manner in accordance with the kind of predetermined faults to be detected. Indicators communicate with the outputs generated by combining the sensor outputs to give the user of the solar system and the apparatus an indication as to whether a predetermined fault has occurred. Upon detection and indication of any predetermined fault, the user can take appropriate corrective action so that the overall reliability and efficiency of the active solar system are increased.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6030685
Application Number:
ON: TI85005987
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-036633
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; ALARM SYSTEMS; FAILURES; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; HEATING SYSTEMS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; 140901* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Space Heating & Cooling

Citation Formats

Farrington, R.B., and Pruett, J.C. Jr.. Solar system fault detection. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Farrington, R.B., & Pruett, J.C. Jr.. Solar system fault detection. United States.
Farrington, R.B., and Pruett, J.C. Jr.. Mon . "Solar system fault detection". United States.
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abstractNote = {A fault detecting apparatus and method are provided for use with an active solar system. The apparatus provides an indication as to whether one or more predetermined faults have occurred in the solar system. The apparatus includes a plurality of sensors, each sensor being used in determining whether a predetermined condition is present. The outputs of the sensors are combined in a pre-established manner in accordance with the kind of predetermined faults to be detected. Indicators communicate with the outputs generated by combining the sensor outputs to give the user of the solar system and the apparatus an indication as to whether a predetermined fault has occurred. Upon detection and indication of any predetermined fault, the user can take appropriate corrective action so that the overall reliability and efficiency of the active solar system are increased.},
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year = {Mon May 14 00:00:00 EDT 1984},
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