Design and installation manual for thermal energy storage
The purpose of this manual is to provide information on the design and installation of thermal energy storage in active solar systems. It is intended for contractors, installers, solar system designers, engineers, architects, and manufacturers who intend to enter the solar energy business. The reader should have general knowledge of how solar heating and cooling systems operate and knowledge of construction methods and building codes. Knowledge of solar analysis methods such as f-Chart, SOLCOST, DOE-1, or TRNSYS would be helpful. The information contained in the manual includes sizing storage, choosing a location for the storage device, and insulation requirements. Both ... continued below
Cole, R L; Nield, K J; Rohde, R R & Wolosewicz, R M January 1, 1980.
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The purpose of this manual is to provide information on the design and installation of thermal energy storage in active solar systems. It is intended for contractors, installers, solar system designers, engineers, architects, and manufacturers who intend to enter the solar energy business. The reader should have general knowledge of how solar heating and cooling systems operate and knowledge of construction methods and building codes. Knowledge of solar analysis methods such as f-Chart, SOLCOST, DOE-1, or TRNSYS would be helpful. The information contained in the manual includes sizing storage, choosing a location for the storage device, and insulation requirements. Both air-based and liquid-based systems are covered with topics on designing rock beds, tank types, pump and fan selection, installation, costs, and operation and maintenance. Topics relevant to latent heat storage include properties of phase-change materials, sizing the storage unit, insulating the storage unit, available systems, and cost. Topics relevant to heating domestic water include safety, single- and dual-tank systems, domestic water heating with air- and liquid-based space heating systems, and stand alone domestics hot water systems. Several appendices present common problems with storage systems and their solutions, heat transfer fluid properties, economic insulation thickness, heat exchanger sizing, and sample specifications for heat exchangers, wooden rock bins, steel tanks, concrete tanks, and fiberglass-reinforced plastic tanks.
- Auxiliary Heating
- Building Materials
- Control Equipment
- Document Types
- Draft Control Systems
- Energy Losses
- Energy Storage
- Flow Regulators
- Gas Appliances
- Heat Exchangers
- Heat Losses
- Heat Storage
- Heat Transfer Fluids
- Heating Systems
- Iron Alloys
- Iron Base Alloys
- Latent Heat Storage
- Petroleum Products
- Phase Change Materials
- Physical Properties
- Pressure Drop
- Rock Beds
- Safety Engineering
- Solar Equipment
- Solar Heating Systems
- Solar Water Heaters
- Space Heating
- Specific Heat
- Temperature Monitoring
- Thermal Energy Storage Equipment
- Thermal Insulation
- Thermodynamic Properties
- Water Heaters 142000* -- Solar Energy-- Heat Storage-- (1980-)
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Cole, R L; Nield, K J; Rohde, R R & Wolosewicz, R M. Design and installation manual for thermal energy storage, report, January 1, 1980; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093952/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.