Chapter 32. Solar Receiver Cavity Insulation Evaluation

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. D. Bartlett1,
  2. B. Knutson1,
  3. R. Zentner1 and
  4. J. Bigger2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470318782.ch32

Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, Issue 9/10

Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Bartlett, D., Knutson, B., Zentner, R. and Bigger, J. (2008) Solar Receiver Cavity Insulation Evaluation, in Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, Issue 9/10 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470318782.ch32

Author Information

  1. 1

    Boeing Engineering and Construction Co. P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, WA 98124

  2. 2

    Electric Power Research Institute P.O. Box 10412, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373972

Online ISBN: 9780470318782

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Keywords:

  • engineering;
  • examination;
  • solar-receiver-cavity;
  • receiver;
  • noncritical

Summary

Due to failure of material used as high temperature insulation in the Boeing/EPRI 1 MW (thermal) Bench Model Solar Receiver (BMSR), a three-phase program was initiated to evalute insulation materials and design concepts which would survive long periods of exposure. The three phases of the program Included: 1) the development of alternate cavity-insulation concepts; 2) screening the concepts using a Xe arc-lamp solar-simulation facility; and 3) solar testing of the selected concept at the Advanced Components Test Facility at the Georgia Institute of Technology.