2000 Gallon Solar Thermal Storage Tank Ready To Roll!
In this video, I point out some of the features included in our most recently completed solar thermal storage tank. This 2000 gallon Fluid Handling System is just about ready for delivery to the Bryan Center at Duke University. It is the first of our “resurrected” line of vertical cylindrical models. You can see the dual heat exchangers piped in parallel and placed at the top of the tank in order to always remove the hottest water. The flow meter and temperature sensors in the top cavity allow us to calculate the energy removed from the tank. Heat loss from this area is limited due to an insulated door panel.
I also point out the control box and pump, which are located lower for easy access. Some of my Fluid Handling Systems have been operating after 30 years of service with minimal maintenance thanks to the non-pressurized drainback design. Once this tank is installed, we will be sure to come back and document the rest of the overall solar hot water system (piping, collectors, racks, etc.) by video on the blog. So stay tuned!
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