Hot Water Storage Tank for Solar Collectors.
Patent Application, Filed 26 Feb 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A baffled hot storage tank for solar collector systems is provided. The tank includes a concentric of the baffle and another circulation part at the top of the baffle. This configuration restricts the mixing of water allowing both a vertical temperature gradient and a lateral gradient to be maintained. The maintaining of hot water at the desired supply temperature is restricted to only the upper section of the center core inside the baffle. This location reduces radiant heat loss. Additionally, inlet and outlet pipes are also positioned to take advantage of the tank temperature gradients.
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