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The Distributed Collector System

  • Federico G. Casal

Abstract

The energy collection components of the DCS plant are parabolic trough collectors. Sunlight is focused on a blackened absorber pipe in the focal line of the collectors and a high temperature oil which acts as a heat transfer fluid is pumped through it. In order to reduce convection losses, the absorber pipe is surrounded by a transparent tube. As can be seen in Fig. 53, the DCS can be subdivided into three subsystems: the collector fields, the storage system and the power conversion system.

Keywords

Storage Tank Steam Generator Thermal Inertia Heat Transfer Fluid Thermal Storage 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Federico G. Casal
    • 1
  1. 1.Rapperswil School of EngineeringSwitzerland

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