Certificate course : Solar Thermal Engineering

Teacher

Debashree debadatta Behera

Category

Certificate Courses

Course Attendees

Still no participant

Course Reviews

Still no reviews

Course Name : Solar Thermal Engineering

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

Course Description:

Solar Thermal Engineer Industrial Process Heat specializes in utilization, installation and maintenance of Solar Thermal Technologies for supply of process heat in industry. This course encompasses National Occupational Standards (NOS) and aligned with NSQF level 5 of “Solar Thermal Engineer - Industrial Process Heat," Qualification Pack (SGJ/Q0603) issued by “Skill Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ) of India”.

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
• To 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
• 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

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Solar Thermal Engineering (7hrs)
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: Demonstration of Solar water heater by Evacuated tube collector (ETC)

Module 2: Design of solar thermal system for industrial process heat applications (7 hrs)
Practice: Site survey for computing the shadow free open area available on the ground or rooftop for installation of solar thermal system and 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 and Hybrid type solar dryer by using catia software
Practice: Design and Modelling of Box type and Dish type of of solar cooker
Practice: Design and Modelling of Parabolic Trough concentrator by using catia software
Module 3: Installation, Testing of solar Thermal system (5 hrs)
Practice: Installation of concentrating collectors and receiver mounting structures
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 and Hybrid type solar dryer
Practice: Performance testing of Box type and Dish type of solar cooker
Practice: Performance testing of Parabolic Trough concentrator

Module 4: Commissioning of solar thermal systems (3 hrs)
Practice: Commissioning of the solar thermal system
Practice: Commissioning of proper working of tracking system

Module 5: Maintenance of solar thermal systems (3 hrs)
Practice: Maintenance of proper cleaning of reflectors/ collectors
Practice: Checking of reflectors/collectors for any defects

Practice: Identification of the personal protection equipment required for specific locations on-site
Practice: Identification of environmental hazards, personal safety and work site associated with the project site

List of Projects/Products/Publications (One project will be chosen by group of students and maximum group size is 4) (25 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

Reference Books:

1. DP Kothari, KC Singal, and R Ranjan, Renewable Energy Sources and Emerging Technologies, Prentice hall, New Delhi, 2008.
2. VVN Kishore, Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology: principles and practice, Teri, India, 2008.
3. SS Das, DD Behera, and NC Giri, Clean Energy Applications in Modern World, Notion Press, ISBN: 9781638069560, 2021.
4. SS Das, DD Behera, and A.Pradhan, Clean Energy Products: A Path for Attaining Livelihood Security, Notion Press, ISBN: 9781636691602, 2020.

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=_8U8j1VUSfw

Study Material: Solar Flat plate collector design
Different types of Solar thermal system and it's application

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

Study Material: solar parabolic concentrator-pdf

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=f3nydqpv8T0

Study Material: Experimental study of Solar Dish Type of Solar Concentrator pdf

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

Study material: Different types of Solar thermal system and it's application

Assignment 1 :
Mode of Submission: Online through Google documents

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=lJYIw8qbN2M

Study Material: forced convection solar dryer-pdf

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=LHVIXwWIEGs

Study Material: Performance Analysis of Novel Hybrid Type Solar Dryer Employing Solar Flat Plate Collector-pdf

Session 7

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.

Study material: Different types of Solar thermal system and it's application

Session 8

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
Weblink: https://spark.adobe.com/video/jY9L2L4UQcIOR
Study Material: forced convection and cabinet type of solar dryer-pdf

Session 9

Demo: Demonstration of efficiency of Hybrid type solar dryer
Practice: Performance Testing of Hybrid type solar dryer
Study Material: Performance Analysis of Novel Hybrid Type Solar Dryer Employing Solar Flat Plate Collector-pdf

Session 10

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=00XlOQvUyac
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9XCjlZp-xM

Study Material: Solar box type cooker-pdf

Assignment 2:
Mode of Submission: Online through google documents

Session 11

Demo: Demonstration on efficiency calculation and material selection of dish type of solar cooker
Practice: Performance testing of dish type of solar cooker
web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib8lDJy7uvM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj4n7RQSuV8

Session 12

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 13

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=tdivW7inP0k&feature=youtu.be

Session 14

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
Web Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdivW7inP0k&feature=youtu.be

Session 15

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
Web link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTNU1JMhzxA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq9ihHlqmbc

Our Main Teachers

Debashree debadatta Behera

Assistant Professor,Mechanical Engineering Department
VIEW PROFILE

Debashree Debadatta Behera is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha as well as pursuing Ph.D. She had qualified assessment test under Skill Council for Green jobs for Suryamitra and Master Training Programme in Domain Skills and Platform Skills. Her research interests include […]