MAXIMUM ENERGY USE BY THE COLLECTOR
Storage loading stations transfer the solar heat from the collector to the right storage tank zone.
OPTIMAL USE OF THE SOLAR COLLECTOR
The TacoSol Load storage loading stations increase the usage heat from solar systems by loading different zones of the storage tank depending on the available temperature from the solar circuit. In order to achieve optimum discharge of the solar collector, the temperature difference of the flow and return of the solar thermal energy system is significant. Low return temperatures ensure a high level of thermal transfer in the storage tank and the optimum discharge of the collector.
SECURE AND EFFICIENT USE OF SOLAR ENERGY AND REGENERATIVE ENERGIES
When using heat generators that are powered by renewable energies or that operated according to the principle of power-heat coupling, the heat produced is stored in a storage tank. Examples of this are solar heating systems, heat pumps, block heating stations or wood pellet and wood burning boilers. The storage tank means that long burner/aggregate running times can be achieved and free solar energy can be used efficiently.
STRATIFIED STORAGE UNIT LOADING WITH EXTERNAL LOADING STATIONS
The loading of storage tanks has a major influence over how efficiently the thermal energy generated by a solar energy or heating system can be used. It is important to avoid disrupting currents in the storage tank in order to support stratification. Eddies that impact on stratification mainly occur due to the difference in temperature between the contents of the storage tank and the heated water that flows in. The storage is generally loaded with the same temperature level as in the solar circuit. This means that although solar heat is pumped into the storage unit, mixing necessarily occurs if there is a difference in temperature. Stratified storage unit loading stations increase the amount of thermal energy that can be used when different storage tank zones are loaded, depending on the available temperature level.
STRATIFIED LOADING WITH TEMPERATURE BALANCING
Storage tank loading stations bring together the functions of the solar station and module in a pre-assembled module. Loading stations are used to load storage tanks with solar heat by means of powerful plate heat exchangers. A temperature-based storage tank loading means that the relevant storage tank zones are loaded in accordance with the temperature level available in the solar thermal energy system.
CONTROLLER COMPARES THE COLLECTOR AND STORAGE UNIT TEMPERATURE
The electronic controller ensures that the solar-heated hot water is delivered to the storage tank at precisely the temperature available at one of two storage unit inputs. The controller evaluates the temperature differences of the primary and secondary side for this purpose. The temperature values at the flow connections of the storage tank and in the collector determine which of the two buffer inputs is controlled. The temperature data influences the pump speed in such a way that the hot water in the plate heat exchanger is heated to the temperature of the storage tank zone nearer to the collector temperature.
STABLE LOADING IN THE STORAGE TANK
The storage unit loading stations were developed for high energy yield in the collector and to establish stable stratification in the storage tanks without an internal heat exchanger. The electronically regulated loading station considers both the solar heat available from the collector circuit and the temperature in the storage tank. Depending on their configuration, some storage unit loading stations for large solar energy systems allow large solar collector areas to be connected, achieving a high energy yield.
STRATIFIED STORAGE UNIT LOADING FOR TWO STORAGE TANK ZONES
The storage unit loading stations achieve a high energy yield from the collector and stable stratification in the storage unit.
BENEFITS AT THE PLANNING STAGE
- Certainty during planning and dimensioning thanks to the compact installation-ready design
- Efficient planning thanks to hydraulic design and station configuration by the manufacturer
- Can be combined with a wide variety of heat generator and storage systems
- The compact design makes planning easier
- Costs can be kept under control during planning thanks to a clear, pre-configured component specification
- Enables the planner to position himself as an innovator
BENEFITS AT THE INSTALLATION STAGE
- Less time required to install, commission and maintain the system
- Increased sales
- Service and guarantee from a single source
- Reliable operation thanks to high quality components
- Compact design means that less space is required for installation
- Easy to provide evidence of energy yield
- Satisfied customers
- Enables the fitter to position himself as an innovator