Fabric inlet stratifiers for solar tanks with different volume flow rates

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In this paper investigations of two different two layer fabric stratification pipes are presented and compared to a rigid stratification pipe with holes with “non-return” valves. The fabric stratification pipes are constructed of filament polyester and acrylic. The fabric pipes are mounted in the centre of a glass tank (400 x 400 x 900 mm). The forced volume flow rate is in the range of 6 – 10 l/min, and water enters the stratification pipe from the bottom of the tank. The thermal behaviour of the stratification pipes is investigated for different realistic operation conditions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Eurosun 2006
Publication date2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventEuroSun 2006 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 200630 Jun 2006
Conference number: 6


ConferenceEuroSun 2006
CountryUnited Kingdom
OtherPart of International Renewable Energy Conference and Trade Exhibition
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  • Solar tanks, Thermal stratification, Inlet stratification pipes


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