A flat plate solar collector similar to those used for heating swimming pools or domestic hot water is mounted on an adjustable frame. The unit is designed for internal or external operation.
For internal operation an artificial solar source is available on application as an optional extra.
An instrumentation and water circulating console is attached to the panel under test via flexible hoses and this displays all of the relevant measured parameters.
The operating temperature of the system is adjusted by adjustment of a flow of cooling water and this allows investigation of performance over a range of operating conditions.
The instrumentation records the circulating water flow, flow and return temperatures, ambient temperature and incident solar radiation. The incident solar energy is measured using a solarimeter and this together with the other measured parameters allows the performance and efficiency of the system to be measured under all operating conditions
A compass and adjustable level indicator are supplied to allow adjustment of the panel on site.
An adjustable frame mounted flat plate solar collector with remote instrumentation and water circulation console. Instrumentation must include water flow rate, flow and return temperatures and incident solar radiation.
An optional flat focussing type solar collector must also be available together with an optional computerised data acquisition system.
RE551 (and RE551A)
A: 220-240 Volts, Single Phase, 50Hz (With earth/ground)
Line current up to 6A at 230v
B: 110-120 Volts, Single Phase, 60Hz (With earth/ground)
Line current up to 10A at 110v
Up to 3 litres/minute at up to 5m head
For up to 3 litres/minute