Sulzer has been chosen to provide cold and hot molten salts pumps for the set up of a 100 MW CSP tower challenge in China.

The 100 MW challenge, with applied sciences able to delivering energy 24 hours a day, is the primary of its sort to make use of Sulzer pumps for cold and hot circuits. All pumps are manufactured on the firm’s plant in Suzhou, China.

Three of Sulzer’s chilly molten salt pumps might be outfitted with 2.6 MW motors that reach 18 meters under the bottom plate into the chilly molten salt tank. It might be paired with two warmth pumps. Sulzer stated every pump needed to be engineered to account for the elevated strain and barely bigger energy necessities of the challenge.

The firm says that a very powerful problem is the elevated working strain required by the molten salt circuits, that this challenge requires a 100 bar provide strain from the pumps.

Sulzer was concerned in pioneering the usage of molten salts within the photo voltaic trade greater than 15 years in the past, designing and manufacturing pumps that transfer high-temperature fluids round cooling circuits. The know-how, which permits warmth power to be saved in a single day, has been used within the nuclear trade for nearly 70 years.

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The newest set up follows a number of different initiatives undertaken by Sulzer in China, together with three warmth pumps for an additional 100 MW CSP and 6 warmth and 5 chilly pumps for a 42 MW parabolic trough set up.

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