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Jülich Solar Power Tower – System Behavior During Downtime

Baumann, Torsten and Göhring, Felix and Stadler, Hannes and Doerbeck, Till (2017) Jülich Solar Power Tower – System Behavior During Downtime. In: AIP Conference Proceedings, 1850, 030004. American Institute of Physics. SolarPACES 2016, 2016-10-11 - 2016-10-14, Abu Dhabi, VAE. doi: 10.1063/1.4984347. ISSN 0094-243X.

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At the Jülich Solar Power Tower, two new shut-off dampers have been installed in the hot air piping system in order to reduce thermal losses during downtime of the plant. The thermodynamic behavior of the thermal energy storage and the steam boiler has been investigated with respect to heat losses after shut-down of the plant. Also, the change of temperature and the pressure drop at both shut-off dampers during downtime has been analyzed. Results show that for the storage, a reduction of thermal losses can be achieved by closing the damper overnight. Regarding the steam boiler, no improvements on heat losses were observed. If only two of the four storage chambers have been charged during operation, heat transfer between the chambers is observed after shut-down. It is concluded that natural convection is not the main source of thermal overnight losses, however, it can be lowered thanks to the dampers. Heat conduction and convectional heat transfer at the surfaces also contribute to the decrease of thermal energy, which can be lowered by thicker insulation layers in the future.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115864/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Jülich Solar Power Tower – System Behavior During Downtime
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Baumann, TorstenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6748-4009UNSPECIFIED
Göhring, FelixUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8514-0453UNSPECIFIED
Date:27 June 2017
Journal or Publication Title:AIP Conference Proceedings
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:030004
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
Keywords:CSP, solar power tower, air, pressure drop, thermal energy storage, steam boiler
Event Title:SolarPACES 2016
Event Location:Abu Dhabi, VAE
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:11 October 2016
Event End Date:14 October 2016
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Thermal Technology
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SW - Solar and Wind Energy
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Advanced Heat Transfer Media (old)
Location: Jülich
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Großanlagen und solare Materialien
Deposited By: Göhring, Felix
Deposited On:30 Nov 2017 12:19
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:20

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