Thermosolar power plants: Molten salts pipes design requiremens and supporting considerations.

Rodríguez Fernández, Ángel

Some Thermosolar power plants use molten salt in order to be able to produce steam after the sunset or during cloudy days. Some of them heats directly the molten salt with the sun light and other ones heats it using a heat transfer fluid (HTF). Molten salt can be considered as an energy storage, but taking into account the special properties of that fluid, the way those plants work and the working temperature of this fluid, the pipes and the supports must be designed with some special requirements. The presentation shows the way this fluid works, and the considerations to be taken during the design of the pipes and their supports.