Using molten salt as both heat storage and heat transfer medium in CSP plants offers the potential of higher operation temperatures in the solar field, but brings along technical challenges. The ADVIAMOS consortium focuses on molten salt-specific aspects in the operation of parabolic through and central receiver systems, aiming in improved O&M procedures and thus, reduced costs. The partners follow a multiscale approach, from aspects on materials and components up to system level.
ADVIAMOS Expected Impacts
- New procedures to detect and remove plugs of local solidification non-destructively.
- Enabling higher temperature gradients in the tower
- Stabilized molten salt properties and minimized corrosion of components
- Automatized process control