An integrated program of a stand-Alone parabolic trough solar thermal power plant: Code description and test

Mohammad, S.T. and Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Assadi, M.K. and Sabir, O. and Khlief, A.K. (2018) An integrated program of a stand-Alone parabolic trough solar thermal power plant: Code description and test. Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 12. pp. 26-37.

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Solar thermal systems produce steam after being energized by solar parabolic trough concentrators, are incorporated with a steam turbine-generator assembly to produce electricity. This study presents a code for prediction of performance, while under-Taking preliminary plant-sizing for a variety of parabolic trough solar fields operating under nominal conditions. The code, named as PTPPPP (Parabolic Trough Power Plant Performance Predictor) consists of four blocks. The code allows prediction of variables including: heat loss coefficient, UL, aperture effective direct normal irradiance, I, heat gain, Qgain, and the thermal efficiency of stand-Alone parabolic trough solar thermal power plant in commerce, ηp. The conceptual design of the stand-Alone parabolic trough solar involves: selection and sizing of system components, power generation cycles, working fluid types, and power block sizing. The input weather parameters and the operational parameters to the code have been acquired from in-situ measurements. The prediction results of the code have been found in good agreement with literature data with mean error of 0.18 in prediction of output power. In addition, this code is able to provide a flexibility in terms of temperature, heat transfer, and pressure range. © 2018 The Authors.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Codes (symbols); Conceptual design; Forecasting; Heat losses; Heat transfer; Software testing; Solar concentrators; Solar heating; Steam turbines; Thermoelectric power plants; Turbogenerators, Direct normal irradiances; Direct normal radiations; Direct steam generation; Parabolic trough concentrators; Parabolic trough power plants; Parabolic-trough solar thermal power plants; Power generation cycles; Prediction of performance, Steam power plants
Departments / MOR / COE: Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Suhairi
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2018 06:35
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 03:04

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