Material selection for solar central receiver tubes

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dc.contributor.author Laporte Azcué, Marta
dc.contributor.author González Gómez, Pedro Ángel
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez Sánchez, María de los Reyes
dc.contributor.author Santana Santana, Domingo José
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-16T11:28:04Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-16T11:28:04Z
dc.date.issued 2021-10
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Laporte-Azcué, M., González-Gómez, P., Rodríguez-Sánchez, M. & Santana, D. (2021). Material selection for solar central receiver tubes. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 231, 111317.
dc.identifier.issn 0927-0248
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34141
dc.description.abstract The severe operation conditions and great capital investment of solar power tower central receivers motivate the lifetime analysis of a molten-salt external-cylindrical-tubular receiver, considering five alloy alternatives for its tubes manufacturing: Haynes 230, alloy 316H, Inconel 625, 740H and 800H. An analytical low-computational cost methodology is employed, considering the temperature dependence of tube material properties, elastic-plastic stresses/strains and stress relaxation. Thus, creep and fatigue experimental data available in the literature for these alloys are compiled in this work, providing the coefficients required for the methodology followed. A great alloys operation limitation is the film temperature to avoid corrosion issues; the most permissive are H230, 740H and 800H (650 °C), followed by Inconel 625 (630 °C) and 316H (600 °C). This, and the twice the yield strength, is regarded to set the heliostat field aiming strategy as equatorial as possible for each alloy, resulting in great power production divergences: 24% and 65% less for 625 and alloy 316H receivers with respect to the 740H receiver. Then, the lifetime analysis for a clear design day operation, representative of the receiver during ideal operation, is performed. The stress relaxation regard becomes critical for the accurate damage prediction; alloys 316H and 800H show stress reset during operation, not benefitting from a global stress relaxation. Thus, 800H exhibits a poor endurance. For the clear-day assumption, 740H shows the best lifetime and costs/power performance; the levelized cost of alloy of H230, 625 and alloy 316H is 0.01, 0.09 and over 0.25, respectively, with respect to 740H.
dc.description.sponsorship This research is partially funded by the scholarship "Ayudas para la formación del profesorado universitario" [grant number FPU-02361] awarded by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (MECD), the Spanish government under the project RTI2018-096664-B-C21 (MICINN/FEDER, UE) and the call "Programa de apoyo a la realización de proyectos interdisciplinares de I+D para jóvenes investigadores de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 2019-2020", under the projects RETOrenovable-CM-UC3M [grant number 2020/00034/001] and ZEROGASPAIN-CM-UC3M [grant number 2020/00033/001], funded on the frame of the Convenio Plurianual Comunidad de Madrid- Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other External tubular receiver
dc.subject.other Receiver lifetime
dc.subject.other Levelized cost of alloys
dc.subject.other Tube material selection
dc.title Material selection for solar central receiver tubes
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Energías Renovables
dc.subject.eciencia Ingeniería Mecánica
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2021.111317
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. RTI2018-096664-B-C21
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. ZEROGASPAIN-CM-UC3M
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. RETOrenovable-CM-UC3M
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. FPU-02361
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 111317
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 21
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 231
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000028480
dc.contributor.funder Comunidad de Madrid
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (España)
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (España)
dc.contributor.funder Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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