Design of Modular Test Facility for Particle/sCO2 Heat Exchanger Evaluation




Thermal Energy Storage (TES), Heat Transfer Fluid Air, Solid Storage System, Concentrated Solar Power, Third Generation Concentrated Solar Power


Heliogen has designed a 1.3 MW particle and supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) test loop to retire technical and manufacturing risks. The data from this facility will be used to validate near commercial-scale particle heat exchanger modules. The heat exchanger is scaled to capture all features of the full-scale modules. Testing will be conducted with CARBOBEAD HSP 16/30, a larger particle size than other recent testing. The system was designed to ASME codes with the constraint that sCO2 piping and other major components are stainless steels.  


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Maghzi, S., Jacob, T., Sandlin, M., Carlson, M., & Hinze, J. (2024). Design of Modular Test Facility for Particle/sCO2 Heat Exchanger Evaluation. SolarPACES Conference Proceedings, 1.

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Thermal Energy Storage Materials, Media, and Systems

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