Evaluation of the Forced Circulation Control Logic on a Storage Tank from an Industrial-Scale Solar Water Heating System

Alejandro Gutiérrez Ortíz, Carlos Alejandro Ramírez Paredes, Héctor Daniel García Lara, Luis Fernando Fong López

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The present work describes a study performed to evaluate the logic implemented to control the forced circulation process inside of two 5 3 storage tanks used on a solar water heating system installed in the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL) in Mexico. A simulation model on TRNSYS was successfully developed and validated with measured field data for this purpose. The long-term performance simulation of the plant and optimizations to the control logic of the system are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolarPACES 2018
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems
EditorsChristoph Richter
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)978-073541866-0
ISBN (Print)9780735418660
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2019
EventSolar Power and Chemical Energy Systems Conference 2018 - Hyatt Regency Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
Duration: 2 Oct 20185 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceSolar Power and Chemical Energy Systems Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleSolarPACES 2018
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Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank the Roberto Garza Sada Center (CRGS) at the University of Monterrey (UDEM), the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of the UANL and the PAICYT Fund project No. IT646-18 for the financial support provided during the development of this research.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Author(s).

Copyright 2019 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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