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Test of the solar boiler system from Thermo Dynamics Ltd

Technical Report:

Abstract

The Solar Boiler system, which is a small DHW solar heating system marketed by the Canadian company Thermo Dynamics Ltd, was investigated. The system makes use of both the drain back principle and the low flow principle. The heat from the solar collector loop is transferred to the domestic water of the hot water tank by means of an external heat exchanger. A flexible so-called `life-line`, which is used as the solar collector loop of the system facilitate the installation. The components of the system were earlier tested in indoor test facilities. The efficiency of the solar collector was measured in the solar simulator test facility of the Thermal Insulation Laboratory. The `life-line` was investigated theoretically as well as experimentally in a test facility for heat storages. The hot water tank and the heat exchanger were tested in the heat storage test facility was well. The solar heating system was tested side-by-side with five marketed Danish and one Dutch solar heating systems under realistic conditions in a test facility for small DHW heating systems. The thermal performance of the system can therefore be compared to the thermal performances of the Danish and Dutch systems. Based on the investigations the suitability  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1994
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
DTU-LV-MEDD-270
Reference Number:
SCA: 140907; 140901; PA: DK-95:001015; EDB-95:013270; SN: 95001301516
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1994
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; SPECIFICATIONS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; COMMERCIALIZATION; TEST FACILITIES; DESIGN; 140907; 140901; WATER HEATING; SPACE HEATING AND COOLING
OSTI ID:
10105156
Research Organizations:
Danmarks Tekniske Univ., Lyngby (Denmark). Lab. for Varmeisolering
Country of Origin:
Denmark
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE95723863; TRN: DK9501015
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS
Submitting Site:
DK
Size:
32 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Technical Report:

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Furbo, S. Test of the solar boiler system from Thermo Dynamics Ltd. Denmark: N. p., 1994. Web.
Furbo, S. Test of the solar boiler system from Thermo Dynamics Ltd. Denmark.
Furbo, S. 1994. "Test of the solar boiler system from Thermo Dynamics Ltd." Denmark.
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