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Pipe Heat Tracing for Solar (CSP)

NOOR III

The average annual solar radiation in the Moroccan desert lies at 2.635 kWh/m², the highest in the world. Not surprisingly, one of the world‘s largest concentrated solar power plant is NOOR III, located between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara in Morocco, covering 10.800 m². It has a capacity of 150 MW and 7.5 hours of full energy production. By the way: Noor means “light“ in Arabian.

The 240 m NOOR III tower stands in a field of biaxial heliostats. Sunrays are reflected from the heliostats to the receiver at the top of the tower. In order to transport, store and convert this solar energy to power, molten salts must be heated to 550 °C and kept at temperature to prevent them from solidifying and thus clogging. This occurs at +260 °C.

Desert nights are cold.
This is why not just the molten salts, but also carrier and synthetic oils must be held at 15 °C, water above freezing and condensation avoided, too. This is where the electrical heat tracing system performs its major task. Thus, electrical heat tracing fulfils its main task: to maintain temperatures along the entire process. This applies to a wide range of facilities and installations for production, transport and storage, on pipelines, tanks and silos. The eltherm team from all over the organisation joined forced to develop and finalise a complex electrical heat tracing solution in only three months. And as a turnkey provider, eltherm teams were required to supervise, train and manage the building, installation and commissioning phase all the way to start-up. This included an intricate power and control system based on the eltherm system TraceVision.

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Benefits

From engineering to commissioning:

  • 42 km ELK-MI AY825 mineral-insulated trace heaters with clean laser seal technology for temperatures up to 550° C
  • 760 specially developed resistance trace heaters
  • 110 km heating lines
  • 770 heating circuits
  • 28 control stations

eltherm Advantages: 

  • Constant reliable temperature maintenance
  • Central control for safe operation
  • Energy efficiency
  • On-site support

 

Temperature Mainetance and Freeze Prevention on Pipes, Pumps, Valves, Tanks, Silos and Facilities

USED PRODUCTS

ELK-MI

Electricity

Generator

Turbine

Water reheater

Steam condensator

Receiver

Steam drum

  1. Electricity
  2. Generator
  3. Turbine
  4. Water reheater
  5. Steam condensator
  6. Receiver
  7. Steam drum

Janina Schäfer

eltherm GmbH (Headquarters)
Ernst-Heinkel-Straße 6-10
57299, Burbach
Germany

Phone: +49 2736 4413-8283
Fax: +49 2736 4413-50
E-mail: jschaefer@eltherm.com

Jannik Heinrichs

eltherm GmbH (Headquarters)
Ernst-Heinkel-Straße 6-10
57299, Burbach
Germany

Phone: +49 2736 4413 8201
E-mail: jheinrichs@eltherm.com

Approvals

ABS
ATEX
INMETRO
KTL
Ukraine
VDE
EAC
IECEx

100
heating circuits

100%
functionality

TAKING CARE OF YOUR PROCESSES

IN GOOD HANDS 24/7

We make sure that your processes run smoothly. We check safe function of the EHT system and conduct maintenance and repair – wherever and whenever. This saves you costly down times.


 

On the move globally
always within reach

Phone: +49 (0) 27 36 / 44 13-0

Fax: +49 (0) 27 36 / 44 13-50

E-mail: info@eltherm.com

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