SKILL: Solar Thermal Engineer-Industrial Process Heat

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Course Name : Solar Thermal Engineer-Industrial Process Heat

Code(Credit) : CUTM3078(0-2-2)

Course Objectives

    • To make the students understand the principles of types of Solar Collectors and apply them for solving practical problems.
    • To introduce the principles and design of Types of solar energy Storage Systems and its Application
    • Understand the test and commissioning process of Solar Thermal system
    • To carry out the specification, fabrication process, safety tools during project site.

Learning Outcomes

    • Design solar thermal technologies solutions for industrial process heat applications
    • Ensure installation, testing and commissioning of solar thermal systems
    • Carry out proper maintenance of solar thermal systems
    • Maintain personal health & safety at solar thermal project site
    • Work effectively with others

Course Syllabus

Module 1:Introduction to Solar Thermal Engineering (6 hrs)
Practice: Demonstration of demo model of flat plate collector
Practice-Demonstration of demo model of portable type parabolic trough collector
Practice- Demonstration of demo model of parabolic dish type and box type cooker
Practice-Identification of linear Fresnel reflector
Practice:Demonstration of Solar water heater by Evacuated tube collector (ETC)

Module 2:Design of solar thermal system for industrial process heat applications (8 hrs),SGJ/N0607

Practice:Site survey for computing the shadow free open area available on the ground or rooftop for installation of solar thermal system
Practice:Analyze solar radiation data for the project site
Practice:Design and Modeling of liquid flat plate collector by using Catia software
Practice: Design and Modeling of Evacuated Tube type solar collector by using catia software
Practice:Design and Modelling of Forced convection type solar dryer by using catia software
Practice:Design and Modelling of Hybrid type solar dryer by using catia software
Practice:Design and Modelling of Box type of solar cooker
Practice:Design and Modelling of Parabolic Trough concentrator by using catia software
Practice:Design of Dish type of solar cooker by using catia software
Module 3:Installation, Testing of solar Thermal system (6 hrs), SGJ/N0608
Practice: Analyze designs and drawings of solar thermal system
Practice: Installation of concentrating collectors and receiver mounting structures
Practice:Installation and orientation of reflectors/ collector
Practice:Installation of Evacuated type of solar collector.
Practice:Measurement of solar radiation and temperature by using LUX Meter and pyrometer.
Practice: Performance Testing of Forced convection type solar dryer
Practice: Performance Testing of Hybrid type solar dryer
Practice: Performance testing of Box type of solar cooker
Practice: Performance testing of Parabolic Trough concentrator
Practice: Performance testing of Dish type of solar cooker

Module 4: Commissioning of solar thermal systems (3 hrs), SGJ/N0608
Practice- Commissioning of the solar thermal system
Practice- Commissioning of proper working of tracking system

Module 5: Maintenance of solar thermal systems (3 hrs), SGJ/N0606
Practice: Maintenance of proper cleaning of reflectors/ collectors
Practice: Checking of reflectors/collectors for any defects
Practice: Checking of the receivers for damage
Practice: Checking the receivers for black coating/ selective coating and in case of fading of paint

Module 6: Maintain personal health & safety at solar thermal project site (2 hrs), SGJ/N0601
Practice: Identification of corporate policies required for work safety
Practice: Identification of the location of first aid materials
Practice: Identification of the personal protection equipment required for specific locations on-site
Practice: Demonstration of safe and accepted practices for personal protection
Practice: Identification of environmental hazards, personal safety and work site associated with the project site

Module 7: Work with organization (2 hrs), SGJ/N0120
Consult and assist others to maximize effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out tasks, display appropriate communication etiquette while working, demonstrate responsible and disciplined behaviors at the workplace, ensure collaboration and group participation to achieve common goals, facilitate an understanding and appreciation of the differences among team members

List of Projects/Products/Publications(30 hours)
1.Project: Development of Hybrid type of solar dryer by using liquid flat plate collector
2.Project: Development of Box type of solar cooker by using reflector
3.Project: Development of Parabolic Trough concentrator by using magnifying glass for water heating purpose.
4.Project: Development of solar dish type of solar cooker
5.Project: Development of Evacuated Tube type of solar collector
6.Project: Development of Forced convection type of solar dryer by using liquid flat plate collector

Session Plan

Session 1

Foundation (online)- (1)Sharing the success stories of the area/course so far (2) Sharing clear road map to deliver the course (3) List of Projects/Products they have to make
Demo – Demonstration about Solar Thermal collector.
Practice - Design and Modeling of liquid flat plate collector
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvl0QAQCJyc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcaLQOD9R_s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P6xCiQK0d0
HAND NOTES ON SOLAR THERMAL ENGINEERING-pdf

Session 2

Foundation (online) - Description of portable type parabolic trough collector
Demo – Demonstration of demo model of portable type parabolic trough collector and identification Fresnel reflector
Practice - Design and Modeling of portable type parabolic trough collector
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPwDwjsAp4U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO5rUqeCFY4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxFJSUfypj0

Session 3

Foundation (online) - Description of different components and specification of different type of solar cooker
Demo- Demonstration of demo model of parabolic dish type and box type cooker
Practice- Design and Modeling of parabolic dish type and box type cooker
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bMRVMh0_5M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qRTQ4mFJ2E

Session 4

Foundation (online) - Description of different components of Evacuated type of solar collector
Demo - Demonstration of Solar water heater by Evacuated tube collector (ETC)
Practice - Design and Modelling of Evacuated Tube type solar collector
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xtPaC2cWaE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7nVG_LERVU

Session 5

Foundation (online) - Site survey for computing the shadow free open area available on the ground or rooftop for installation of solar thermal system
Demo - Demonstration of Forced convection type of solar dryer
Practice - Design and Modeling of Forced convection type solar dryer

web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffmsR_xdRkY

Session 6

Foundation (online) - Analyze solar radiation data for the project site
Demo - Demonstration of different components of Hybrid type solar dryer
Practice - Design and Modelling of Hybrid type solar dryer

web link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgjfJGfusdE

Session 7

Foundation (online) – Concept of concentrating and receiver mounting structure.
Demo - Installation of concentrating collectors and receiver mounting structures
Practice - Thermal analysis of fluid flowing through the absorbing tube of Parabolic Trough concentrator
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOTZyKyenM8

Session 8

Foundation (online) - Analyze designs and drawings of solar thermal system
Demo - Demonstration of concentration ratio and material selection of reflectors
Practice - Installation and orientation of reflectors/ collector

Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOTZyKyenM8

Session 9

Foundation (online) - Material selection of Evacuated type of solar collector
Demo - Demonstration of Receiver tube of Evacuated type of solar collector
Practice - Installation of Evacuated type of solar collector
web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7hW9XQLf6g

Session 10

Foundation (online) – Concept of pyranometer, pyrhelometer, Sunshine recorder
Demo - Demonstration of different types of solar measuring instrument
Practice - Measurement of solar radiation and temperature by using LUX Meter and pyrometer.
web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5X6sMScwvM

Session 11

Foundation (online) –Material selection of solar dryer
Demo - Demonstration of different components of solar dryer.
Practice - Performance Testing of Forced convection type of solar dryer
web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffmsR_xdRkY

Session 12

Demo – Demonstration of efficiency of Hybrid type solar dryer
Practice - Performance Testing of Hybrid type solar dryer
web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1QSPBTJs5I

Session 13

Demo - Demonstration of material selection and efficiency calculation of solar cooker.
Practice - Performance testing of Box type of solar cooker
web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDB3zP9MEZc

Session 14

Demo – Demonstration on efficiency calculation and material selection of dish type of solar cooker
Practice - Performance testing of dish type of solar cooker
https://youtu.be/tdivW7inP0k

Session 15

Demo - Demonstration on efficiency calculation and focus point calculation of Parabolic Trough concentrator
Practice - Performance testing of Parabolic Trough concentrator
web link: https://youtu.be/N1-zjbRqYXk

Session 16

Demo- Carry out testing of the piping network for any leakages and rectify accordingly if any defects found
Practice -Commission of the solar thermal system
web link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO6sFlPzRd0

Session 17

Foundation (online) - Maintenance of proper cleaning of reflectors/ collectors
Demo - Check the receiver pipes, receivers and heat delivery pipes for scale formation periodically and carry out de-scaling of pipes with descaling chemicals using descalar system
Practice - Commissioning of proper working of tracking system

Session 18

Foundation (online) - Identification of corporate policies required for work safety
Demo - Identification of the location of first aid materials
Practice- Checking of the receivers for damage and checking the receivers for black coating/ selective coating and in case of fading of paint

Session 19

Foundation (online) - Identification of the personal protection equipment required for specific locations on-site
Demo - Demonstration of fault finding and testing of a Solar system
Practice - Identification of environmental hazards, personal safety and work site associated with the project site

Session 20

Foundation (online) -Consult and assist others to maximize effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out tasks, display appropriate communication etiquette while working
Demo - Demonstrate responsible and disciplined behaviours at the workplace; ensure collaboration and group participation to achieve common goals
Practice - Facilitate an understanding and appreciation of the differences among team members

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