WEATHERING OF SOLAR COLLECTORS
Details of a weathering experiment with flat plate solar heat collectors are described. The purpose of the experiment is to obtain confirmed data about corrosion of the collectors under service conditions. Five different collector models were chosen from collectors in commerce in the EEC, selecting for the various construction materials applied. The weathering is done in different typical atmospheres with record of the climatic conditions and particularly corrosive agent concentration in the atmosphere. The collectors are connected to simple temperature control rigs in order to maintain them all at equal simulated service conditions. The evolution of corrosion damages is followed by regular visual inspections. A final examination with a check of thermal efficiency losses and evaluation of corroded areas on dismantled parts is provided at the conclusion of the experiment after several years.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9311 EN (1984) MF, 12 P., BFR 120, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 150, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989122101800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Available languages: en