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Abstract

This report deals with the final operational phase of the Solar Pilot Test Facility under contract number ESA-T-006-EIR-(B) between the Institute for Industrial Research and Standards and the Commission of the European Communities. The final operational phase coincides with the last contractual period of the current four years' programme, and covers the period October 1981 to June 1983 inclusive. It is therefore related to the two previous phases + encompassing March 1978 to June 1979, and October 1979 to September 1981 + details of which are given in the relevant reports for these phases. The history of work in the project, together with items of the work done for the last two heating seasons are discussed. Operation of the Solar Pilot Test Facility is described, including measurement and control problems associated with production and storage of data. System behaviour studies for both solar subsystems are discussed, including parametric studies and work undertaken in concert with the other project participants. The use of the test results for model validation is considered, and the relationship between the programmes of the Solar Pilot Test Facility and European Modelling Group is discussed. Finally, conclusions are drawn, and recommendations made for further work in this field of research and development.

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Authors: COWAN I J INSTITUTE FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND STANDARDS, DUBLIN (IRELAND), INSTITUTE FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND STANDARDS, DUBLIN (IRELAND)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9233 EN (1984) MF, 196 P., BFR 240, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 980, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989122090100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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