Model validation

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Rackey
Model validation

Hello,

I am modelling a solar industrial process heating system for Abu Dhabi. I would like you to help me in validating the model for my project. Also, I would like to know how to get the required land area for the system in SAM. I have attached my model with the data file for reference. Can you tell me more about 'stochastic' and 'parametric'? Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Mubarak

Paul Gilman

Dear Mubarak,

For information about the IPH models, please see this webinar:

https://sam.nrel.gov/node/74797

For stochastic and parametric analysis, please see these webinars:

https://sam.nrel.gov/node/69276

Best regards,
Paul.

Rackey

Dear Paul,

Thank you for your reply. I would like to ask some questions, hope you do not mind. In the IPH trough model, the field pressure drop is given. I am trying to get the outlet pressure of the HTF, how do I get this?

I am taking Field timestep-averaged outlet temperature as the outlet HTF temperature, is this correct?

Also, since SAM models transfer of HTF from the field to the thermal storage, is it possible to design the model such that some HTF enter to the tank while the rest enter a heat exchanger? Thanks in advance.

Kind Regards,

Mubarak

Paul Gilman

Dear Mubarak,

The trough model assumes that the HTF is incompressible, so it does not model the absolute pressure. One way to calculate an approximate value of the outlet pressure is to add the total pressure to the ambient pressure. The model uses the method described in Wagner 2011, available at https://sam.nrel.gov/performance, to size field piping for a rated pressure of 25 bar.

Yes, the "Field timestep-averaged outlet temperature" is the outlet HTF temperature.

Yes, the IPH trough model currently models thermal storage in this way.

Best regards,
Paul.

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