This article presents the latest experimental results of the European DISS (DIrect Solar Steam) project. The experiments are subdivided into steady state and transient tests. The goal of the steady state tests is the investigation of the thermohydraulic phenomena of the occurring two phase flow, whereas the transient tests are needed for the controller design. The experimental results are compared to simulation studies. Implications for the plant operation will be discussed.
Issue Section:Technical Papers
Keywords:solar absorber-convertors, solar energy concentrators, steam, two-phase flow, testing, solar power stations
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