High Temperature Sensible Heat Storage Options

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    Alkali-metal carbonate salts meet the requirements for high temperature solar central receiver systems, but due to their corrosiveness, special problems arise in the design of storage tanks. In particular, to reduce corrosion and temperature sufficiently to retain strength in the containing wall, internal thermal insulation is required. This paper presents design options and operation criteriafor sensible heat molten salt storage with internal insulation.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages10
    StatePublished - 1984

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, Colorado; University of Colorado, Department of Chemical Engineering, Boulder, Colorado; and P. P. Lynn, Inc., Boulder, Colorado

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-252-2569


    • internal insulation
    • molten salt storage
    • sensible heat


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