100kWth Hot Oil loop

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    A hot oil-loop has been designed and instrumented to perform research and test TES systems under real solar radiation conditions. Synthetic oil, Dowtherm A, is used as HTF to collect the thermal energy using an electrical heater, 100 kWth power capacity, to reach a maximal temperature of 393°C. The electric heater enables solar receiver output of any real or hypothetical CSP plant and climate to be reproduced. The purpose of the oil loop is to control oil flow and temperature, and measure the efficiency of the TES during the charge and the discharge phases.


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