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Title: Phase change thermal energy storage and the model building codes

Abstract

Thermal energy systems using phase change materials are currently being developed and used for storing energy collected by solar and other means. This report is intended to bridge the gap between those who design and install phase change thermal storage devices and the building code official who evaluates these devices for code compliance. The first part of this report introduces the more commonly accepted phase change materials and systems, presents a taxonomy which is applicable to building construction, and describes the interface between the various model codes and the more advanced phase change system configurations. The report continues with an anaysis of the model codes with a specific orientation toward phase change thermal energy storage systems. The analysis is structured according to building, mechanical, and plumbing issues with topics relevant to phase change systems identified and specific code provisions applicable to each topic listed. In addition, an appendix is provided which cross references relevant topics according to individual model code requirements.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC (USA). Center for Building Technology
OSTI Identifier:
6481005
Report Number(s):
NBSIR-84-2909
ON: DE85000853
DOE Contract Number:  
AI01-76PR06010
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS; THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; BUILDING CODES; HYDRATES; LATENT HEAT STORAGE; PARAFFIN; ALKANES; ENERGY STORAGE; EQUIPMENT; HEAT STORAGE; HYDROCARBONS; MATERIALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; STORAGE; WAXES; 142000* - Solar Energy- Heat Storage- (1980-); 250600 - Energy Storage- Thermal

Citation Formats

Greenberg, J., and Reeder, B.C. Phase change thermal energy storage and the model building codes. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Greenberg, J., & Reeder, B.C. Phase change thermal energy storage and the model building codes. United States.
Greenberg, J., and Reeder, B.C. Wed . "Phase change thermal energy storage and the model building codes". United States.
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abstractNote = {Thermal energy systems using phase change materials are currently being developed and used for storing energy collected by solar and other means. This report is intended to bridge the gap between those who design and install phase change thermal storage devices and the building code official who evaluates these devices for code compliance. The first part of this report introduces the more commonly accepted phase change materials and systems, presents a taxonomy which is applicable to building construction, and describes the interface between the various model codes and the more advanced phase change system configurations. The report continues with an anaysis of the model codes with a specific orientation toward phase change thermal energy storage systems. The analysis is structured according to building, mechanical, and plumbing issues with topics relevant to phase change systems identified and specific code provisions applicable to each topic listed. In addition, an appendix is provided which cross references relevant topics according to individual model code requirements.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {8}
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