The El Paso Solar Pond recently experienced a complete failure of its XR-5 8130 (SP) liner. In its place a multi-layered clay and plastic-film liner will be installed. This paper will summarize the XR-5 8130 (SP) liner failure analysis and provide preliminary results from laboratory experiments on a clay and plastic-film liner to determine its suitability for use in the new 3350 square meter El Paso Solar Pond. Heat and moisture transport characteristics of the clay-plastic liner will be investigated. An effective thermal conductivity which includes the effect of vapor transport will be investigated experimentally.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1994|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1994 ASME/JSME/JSES International Solar Energy Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA|
Duration: Mar 27 1994 → Mar 30 1994
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1994 ASME/JSME/JSES International Solar Energy Conference|
|City||San Francisco, CA, USA|
|Period||03/27/94 → 03/30/94|