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Title: Operational experience and behaviour of a parabolic trough collector system with concrete thermal energy storage for process steam generation in Cyprus
Authors: Sattler, Johannes Christoph 
Caminos, Ricardo Alexander Chico 
Ürlings, Nicolas 
Dutta, Siddharth 
Ruiz, Victor 
Kalogirou, Soteris A. 
Ktistis, Panayiotis K. 
Agathokleous, Rafaela 
Jung, Christian 
Alexopoulos, Spiros 
Atti, Vikrama 
Boura, Cristiano Teixeira 
Herrmann, Ulf 
Major Field of Science: Engineering and Technology
Field Category: Environmental Engineering
Keywords: Τhermal energy storage;Solar plant
Issue Date: 11-Dec-2020
Source: AIP Conference Proceedings, 2021, vol. 2303, articl. no. 0029278
Volume: 2303
Journal: AIP Conference Proceedings 
Abstract: As part of the transnational research project EDITOR, a parabolic trough collector system (PTC) with concrete thermal energy storage (C-TES) was installed and commissioned in Limassol, Cyprus. The system is located on the premises of the beverage manufacturer KEAN Soft Drinks Ltd. and its function is to supply process steam for the factory’s pasteurisation process [1]. Depending on the factory’s seasonally varying capacity for beverage production, the solar system delivers between 5 and 25 % of the total steam demand. In combination with the C-TES, the solar plant can supply process steam on demand before sunrise or after sunset. Furthermore, the C-TES compensates the PTC during the day in fluctuating weather conditions. The parabolic trough collector as well as the control and oil handling unit is designed and manufactured by Protarget AG, Germany. The C-TES is designed and produced by CADE Soluciones de Ingeniería, S.L., Spain. In the focus of this paper is the description of the operational experience with the PTC, C-TES and boiler during the commissioning and operation phase. Additionally, innovative optimisation measures are presented.
ISSN: 0094-243X
DOI: 10.1063/5.0029278
Rights: © 2020 Author(s)
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Type: Article
Affiliation : Solar-Institut Jülich of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences 
Protarget AG 
CADE Soluciones de Ingeniería 
Cyprus University of Technology 
German Aerospace Center 
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