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Title: Verification testing of the PKI collector at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Abstract

Verification testing of a solar collector was undertaken prior to its operation as part of an industrial process heat plant at Capitol Concrete Products in Topeka, Kansas. Testing was performed at a control plant installed at Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico (SNLA). Early results show that plant performance is even better than anticipated and far in excess of test criteria. Overall plant efficiencies of 65 to 80 percent were typical during hours of good insolation. A number of flaws and imperfections were detected during operability testing, the most important being a problem in elevation drive alignment due to a manufacturing error. All problems were corrected as they occurred and the plant, with over 40 hours of operation, is currently continuing operability testing in a wholly-automatic mode. R.J.F

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Research Org.:
Applied Concepts Corp., Reston, VA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6537895
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OSTI ID: 6537895
Report Number(s):
N-8310534
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR COLLECTORS; PERFORMANCE TESTING; SOLAR PROCESS HEAT; ALIGNMENT; EFFICIENCY; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; INSOLATION; SANDIA LABORATORIES; STEAM; ENERGY; EQUIPMENT; HEAT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; PROCESS HEAT; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; TESTING; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS 140905*; 141000 -- Solar Collectors & Concentrators

Citation Formats

Hauger, J.S., and Pond, S.L. Verification testing of the PKI collector at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Hauger, J.S., & Pond, S.L. Verification testing of the PKI collector at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico. United States.
Hauger, J.S., and Pond, S.L. Thu . "Verification testing of the PKI collector at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico". United States.
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title = {Verification testing of the PKI collector at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico},
author = {Hauger, J.S. and Pond, S.L.},
abstractNote = {Verification testing of a solar collector was undertaken prior to its operation as part of an industrial process heat plant at Capitol Concrete Products in Topeka, Kansas. Testing was performed at a control plant installed at Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico (SNLA). Early results show that plant performance is even better than anticipated and far in excess of test criteria. Overall plant efficiencies of 65 to 80 percent were typical during hours of good insolation. A number of flaws and imperfections were detected during operability testing, the most important being a problem in elevation drive alignment due to a manufacturing error. All problems were corrected as they occurred and the plant, with over 40 hours of operation, is currently continuing operability testing in a wholly-automatic mode. R.J.F},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {7}
}

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