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Title: Solar heating device

Abstract

A stationary solar heating device is disclosed herein for heating water usable for domestic or industrial purposes which provides a solar ray collector assembly having a conical shell retained on a supporting base having a conical arrangement of tubular coils carried on the exterior surface thereof. The coils are characterized as having a generally circular cross section with a flat mounting side adjacent to the conical shell for maximum thermal transference to a circulating fluid carried by the coils. A transparent or light permeable protective shield encloses the entire collector assembly and opposite ends of the tubular coil at the base and the apex respectively serve as fluid input and output conduits. An air relief valve is operably coupled into the topmost coil of the assembly and the interior of the shell is substantially insulated to preserve heat in the shell and in the fluid carried by the tubular coils. An anchoring system is provided for coupling the protective shield and the collector assembly together into a unitary construction and which includes a cable tie-down arrangement for securing the complete solar heating device in a stationary, non-movable manner to a roof or ground foundation.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6413573
Patent Number(s):
US 4458671
Assignee:
EDB-85-011727
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 9 Aug 1982; Other Information: PAT-APPL-406130
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR WATER HEATERS; DESIGN; ANCHORS; BLACK COATINGS; HEAT TRANSFER; HEAT TRANSFER FLUIDS; RELIEF VALVES; SHELLS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; THERMAL INSULATION; THERMAL SHIELDS; APPLIANCES; COATINGS; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; ENERGY TRANSFER; EQUIPMENT; FLOW REGULATORS; FLUIDS; HEATERS; SHIELDS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; VALVES; WATER HEATERS; 140907* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Water Heating

Citation Formats

Everett, P.T. Solar heating device. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Everett, P.T. Solar heating device. United States.
Everett, P.T. 1984. "Solar heating device". United States. doi:.
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