HTF pump

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Javier Rodriguez
HTF pump

Hi
In parabolic Trough
What is the difference between "Parasitic power solar field HTF pump" and "Parasitic power TES and Cycle HTF pump"?

What is the difference between Cycle HTF mass flow rate and Field HTF mass "flow rate total"

Thanks so much

Paul Gilman

Dear Javier,

"Parasitic power solar field HTF pump" is the electrical power consumption of the HTF pumps in the solar field.

"Parasitic power TES and cycle HTF pump" Is the electrical power consumption of the HTF pumps in the TES (storage) system and power cycle.

The diagram in SAM's help system "Physical Trough Model" topic might be helpful for understanding the mass flow rates. The cycle HTF mass flow rate is the flow rate of the HTF as it enters the power cycle heat exchanger, and the field HTF mass flow rate total is the mass flow rate of the HTF through the receivers and piping in the solar field.

Best regards,
Paul.

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