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Development of industrial PCM heat storage prototype
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ECN Biomass & Energy Efficiency 17-3-2017
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ECN-M--17-005 Conference Paper
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Presented at: 11th International Renewable Energy Storage conference (IRES 20170), Düsseldorf, Germany, 14-16 maart 2017.

A 140 liter lab scale shell-and-tube PCM heat storage was built and tested, and the experimental results were compared to a numerical model. Natural convection in the PCM was found to significantly influence the temperature distribution in the storage vessel. A horizontal orientation was found to be beneficial due to increased heat exchange during charging (melting).

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