CSP Plants: Heat Exchangers Fatigue Analysis
Spain has become a world leader in innovation, technology and construction of solar thermal power plants by taking part in the majority of CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) projects that have been and are being developed worldwide. CADE has actively taken part in many CSP projects by providing its services for some of the leading companies […]
Solar Thermal heat for industrial processes: Decarbonize and save? Definitely yes
The industry is today faced with the challenge of a changing scenario, in which the perspective on a sustainable energy model and with a reduction in CO2 emissions is already an urgent reality. It is necessary, already today, to decarbonize current energy models and reduce energy generation costs More than 70% of the industry’s consumption […]
Improvements of ullage systems for solar thermal plants
HTF is a heat transfer fluid widely used in solar thermal power plants as an exchange fluid for steam generation, as well as for heating molten salts in energy storage systems. Depending on the size and design of each plant, the amount of thermal fluid that circulates in a solar thermal power plant is usually […]
Renewable steam cycles. InCycle: the methodology for a global optimization
Current problems for owners and operators of renewable energy plants based on a steam cycle are usually related to the use of equipment that has been in operation for a long time. Most of the time, such equipment is conditioned by previous repairs, loss of efficiency, and deviations between the initial design and real operating […]
EDITOR’s Research Paper: Dynamic Simulation Model of a Parabolic Trough Collector System with Concrete Thermal Energy Storage
Among EDITOR project results dissemination activities, it has been published the research paper “Dynamic Simulation Model of a Parabolic Trough Collector System with Concrete Thermal Energy Storage for Process Steam Generation”.
MSLOOP 2.0: Key Elements for New Solar Thermal Energy Plants
As a member of the MSLOOP innovation project consortium, CADE has recently participated in a workshop and discussion session in Madrid to disseminate the results of this project.