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Solar Collector Using Waste Flurescent Tube with Digital Fault Detector and Heat Transfer Simulation Through Software

P, Pal Pandian and Pushparaj, T. (2005) Solar Collector Using Waste Flurescent Tube with Digital Fault Detector and Heat Transfer Simulation Through Software. Proceedings of the National Conference on Latest Trends in Mechanical Engineering, April 1-2 2005 . p. 8.

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Abstract

This paper deals with the idea of Super imposing some of the merits of solar concentrating collector and a flat plate collector and to arrive a new collector, which in future may satisfy increasing energy demands. Now-adays the use of flat plate collectors is limited due to high cost. Although the concentrating collectors are available in low cost but continuous tracking is needed. An attempt is made to produce a collector constituting the similar maintenance of flat plate collector and basically acts as a concentrating collector. This paper concentrated upon the requirements of hot water, which is especially used in Engineering, Textile, Chemicals, Food processing, Sugar and Dairy Industries. Also eliminated the tracking system and reduced the cost of production and maintenance, and hence making the collector simple and safer, from waste fluorescent tube. Also, a simple, low-cost digital fault detection system has been developed to detect and indicate any malfunctions occurring in the operations of solar water heating systems. The main features of the system, the logic used, the details of the circuit designed and results are presented. For easy performance rating we derive a computer simulation program and energy balancing is prepared using ‘C’ language.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Super imposing, waste flurescent tube, low-cost digital fault detection system, a computer simulation program
Subjects:Publications > Publications by Faculty > Articles > Engineering
ID Code:1790
Deposited By:Knowledge Center Christ University
Deposited On:14 Dec 2011 14:00
Last Modified:30 Jul 2012 10:35

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