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
    Country/TerritoryUnited 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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