Analysis of a helical coil once-through molten salt steam generator: Experimental results and heat transfer evaluation

B. Seubert, E. Rojas, E. Rivas, W. Gaggioli, L. Rinaldi, T. Fluri

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Abstract

A molten salt helical coil steam generator is an alternative to kettle- or drum-type evaporators which are currently used in commercial-scale solar thermal power plants. A 300 kW prototype was tested during the OPTS project at ENEA. The experimental results presented in this paper have been used to validate a detailed heat transfer analysis of the whole system. The heat transfer analysis deals with the study of both the overall heat transfer coefficient and the shell-side heat transfer coefficient. Due to the specific features of this type of system, no correlations were available in the literature. A new numerical model to predict the performance of large-scale systems is also presented.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2016
Event21st International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 31 May 2016 → …

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Conference21st International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2015
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period31/5/16 → …

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Seubert, B., Rojas, E., Rivas, E., Gaggioli, W., Rinaldi, L., & Fluri, T. (2016). Analysis of a helical coil once-through molten salt steam generator: Experimental results and heat transfer evaluation. Paper presented at 21st International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2015, Cape Town, South Africa. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4949176