Stratification devices

Elsa Andersen (Invited author), Simon Furbo (Invited author)

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Abstract

Thermal stratification in the storage tank is extremely important in order to achieve high thermal performance of a solar heating system. High temperatures in the top of the storage tank and low temperatures in the bottom of the storage tank lead to the best operation conditions for any solar heating system. High temperatures in the top of the storage tank established by the energy from the solar collector reduce the use of auxiliary energy. Low temperatures in the bottom of the storage tank improve the operation conditions for the solar collector. Using thermal stratified heat storages results in longer operation periods and improved utilization of the solar collector. Thermal stratification can be achieved, for example by using inlet stratification devices at all inlets to the storage tank. This paper presents how thermal stratification is established and utilized by means of inlet stratifiers. A new multi layer fabric stratification pipe is presented together with marketed stratification pipes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKonference on thermal storage
EditorsEva Kudrnova
Place of PublicationRozvojova 135, 165 02 Prague 6
Publication date2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventConference on thermal energy storage - Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Conference

ConferenceConference on thermal energy storage
CityTechnology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Period01/01/2008 → …

Keywords

  • thermal storage, stratification, fabric stratifier

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