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Application Of Non-Contact Infrared Thermometers And Infrared Scanners To Large Active Solar Systems
Author(s): Eric M. Wormser
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Paper Abstract

Wormser Scientific Corporation has designed, provided construction surveillance, and performed testing on a large number of sizeable active solar energy systems over the past ten years. In solar energy systems, the energy or heat generated in individual solar collectors is transferred using a heat transfer fluid to a storage reservoir and from the storage reservoir to an industrial or institutional user. For best efficiency of operation, the system should be designed and adjusted to result in uniform temperature increase in the solar collectors when they are exposed to the sun and heat transfer fluid is circulated through the system. Since the author had previous experience with non-contact temperature measurement and scanning, he used these techniques in testing and adjusting the solar systems. The paper briefly describes typical large active solar energy systems and discusses methods of using remote infrared temperature sensors for testing and adjusting these systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0520, Thermosense VII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (20 March 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946150
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Eric M. Wormser, Wormser Scientific Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0520:
Thermosense VII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control
Andronicos G. Kantsios, Editor(s)

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