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Development of a ESES Solar Thermal Lab on Full Scale System
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Mechanical Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 12 credits / 18 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Development of a Solar Thermal Lab on Full Scale System (English)
Abstract [en]

The main aim of this project is to develop an ESES lab on a full scale system. The solar combisystem used is available most of the time and is only used twice a year to carry out some technical courses. At the moment, there are no other laboratories about combisystems. The experiments were designed in a way to use the system to the most in order to help the students apply the theoretical knowledge in the solar thermal course as well as make them more familiar with solar systems components. The method adopted to reach this aim is to carry out several test sequences on the system, in order to help formulating at the end some educating experiments. A few tests were carried out at the beginning of the project just for the sake of understanding the system and figuring out if any additional measuring equipment is required. The level of these tests sequences was varying from a simple energy draw off or collector loop controller respond tests to more complicated tests, such as the use of the ‘collector’ heater to simulate the solar collector effect on the system. The tests results were compared and verified with the theoretical data wherever relevant. The results of the experiment about the use of the ‘collector’ heater instead of the collector were positively acceptable. Finally, the Lab guide was developed based on the results of these experiments and also the experience gotten while conducting them. The lab work covers the theories related to solar systems in general and combisystems in particular. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Solar Energy, Combisystems, Solar Heating Systems
National Category
Energy Engineering Environmental Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-12581OAI: diva2:626718
Available from: 2013-06-13 Created: 2013-06-10 Last updated: 2013-06-13Bibliographically approved

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