Comparison of Thermal Performances between Low Porosity Perforate Plate and Flat Plate Solar Air Collector

Hoy Yen Chan, A. A. Vinson, S. S.S. Baljit, Mohd Hafidz Ruslan

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Flat plate solar air collector is the most common collector design, which is relatively simpler to fabricate and lower cost. In the present study, perforated plate solar collector was developed to improve the system thermal performance. A glazed perforated plate of 6mm holes diameter with square geometry was designed and installed as the absorber of the collector. The influences of solar radiation intensity and mass flow rate on the thermal performance were investigated. The perforated collector was compared with the flat plate solar collector under the same operating conditions. The highest values of thermal efficiency in this study for the perforated plate (PP) and the flat plate (FP) solar collectors were 59% and 36% respectively, at solar radiation intensity of 846 Wm-2 and mass flow rate of 0.02 kgs-1. Furthermore, PP collector gave better thermal performance compared to FP collector; and compared to previous studies, the present perforated design was compatible with the flat plate with double pass designs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012001
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume989
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2018
Event2017 International Conference on Sustainable Development and Green Technology, SDGT 2017 - Chiayi, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 24 Nov 201726 Nov 2017

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Comparison of Thermal Performances between Low Porosity Perforate Plate and Flat Plate Solar Air Collector. / Chan, Hoy Yen; Vinson, A. A.; Baljit, S. S.S.; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz.

In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 989, No. 1, 012001, 11.04.2018.

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