Accession Number : ADD008166

Title :   Solar Energy Heat-Storage Tank.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Chubb,Talbot A

Report Date : 13 Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

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 withdrawal, 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 :   *Patents, *Energy storage, *Solar energy, *Heat transfer, *Superheaters, Inventions, Chemical reactions, Steam, Salts, Fused salts, Heat pipes, Steel, Piping systems, Storage tanks, Superheating, Heat of reaction, Heat of fusion

Subject Categories : Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE