Accession Number : ADD006010

Title :   Solar Energy Heat-Storage Tank.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Chubb,Talbot A

Report Date : 26 Mar 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : An improved energy storage superheater assembly for storing heat energy resulting from solar or other types of energy. An enclosed housing includes a heat transfer means in the bottom or top which is heated by SO2 + O2 due to solar-chemical reaction or any other suitable means. The heat transfer means heats wet steam in a superheater-piping that passes through the heat transfer means to produce superheated steam. A plurality of vertical, potassium-containing steel wall heat pipes extends from the heat transfer means and distributes heat over the large area of the housing. Vertical containers which contain a salt are assembled among the vertical pipes and are heated by the heat radiated and convected from the vertical pipes in order to store heat in the salt-containers by 'heat of fusion'. During heat withdrawals, heat is radiated and convected from the salt-containers to the vertical steel pipes. Heat is carried to the heat transfer means by the steel pipes which in turn heats the superheater tubes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Solar energy, *Energy storage, *Heat transfer, Storage tanks, Superheaters, Housings, Sulfur oxides, Oxygen, Steam pipes, Heat pipes, Vertical orientation, Steel, Electric power plants

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Energy Storage
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE