Hydro sells aluminium pipes to Solarbayer and Hewalex

<b>Norwegian industrial group Norsk Hydro ASA has succesfully entered the market for aluminium pipes for solar absorbers.</b><br><br><i>Photo:Norsk Hydro </i>
Norwegian industrial group Norsk Hydro ASA has succesfully entered the market for aluminium pipes for solar absorbers.

Photo:Norsk Hydro

It was only in December that Hydro received the test results for its aluminium pipes from the test centre SPF Rapersvile in Switzerland. The Institute had investigated the corrosion resistance of the pipes in a simulation at high temperatures. Hydro is now sure that the pipes will easily be able to survive 20 years in a flat collector.

Last summer, Hydro appeared at the Intersolar for the first time with its aluminium bands. Hydro offers various bands for the manufacture of absorbers for flat plate collectors and for the production of mirrors for process heat plants and solar thermal power stations.

In more and more cases, aluminium is replacing expensive copper as the material for the absorber sheeting. But the absorber tubes, which transport the heat away from the collector, are usually still made of copper. With the copper price continuing to rise, the pressure on the collector manufacturers to look for alternative materials for the pipes is also increasing. As an additional incentive, making both components from the same material also makes them easier to join together.

Similar Entries

Episode 1: ‘Understanding Hydropower’ (pict. SSE plc.)

SSE Renewables has released two video tours designed to give an insight into the world of hydropower, at a time when access to their operational estate is restricted by ongoing coronavirus precautions.

Webinar "Operation of Wind Power Plants in Cold Climate 2021" (pict. VGB)

For the first time the results of the VGB Research Project “Comparison of blade-based ice detection systems” will be presented at the webinar
"Operation of Wind Power Plants in Cold Climate".

Using Bolt-Check to monitor clamp load (pict.: R&D A/S)

The Bolt-Check tool reduces preventative maintenance time, resulting in service cost reductions while maximizing uptime; Reduced health and safety costs.

Ebee Smart Technologies GmbH and The Mobility House are coordinating the interoperability of their systems. A smooth interaction between the Ebee solution, the charging controller from Bender, which has been verified by thousands of test cases, and the Charging and Energy Management system ChargePilot from The Mobility House is guaranteed.