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EDS Solar Thermal



The EDS Solar Thermal is a solar hot-water heating system that teaches students the basic principles of thermal energy, and how it can be collected, stored, and supplied. During the course of their training, students learn how to install the system components, operate the system, and measure different parameters, such as pressure, temperature, and flow rate. The training system enables students to set up various realistic heating systems, such as radiant floor heaters, passive and active solar water heaters, space heaters, and hot water heat exchangers.

The training system includes a small-scale hot water supply, a radiator, and a hydronic floor heating system that teach students how solar radiant energy can be harnessed from the sun and converted to solar thermal energy in order to increase air, water, and surface temperatures in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

The training system can be configured to exchange and store thermal energy. The training system permits experimenting with open- and closed-loop heating systems. The main (primary) loop can collect thermal energy and a secondary loop can distribute and apply heat to a gas, liquid, or solid in order to dissipate the thermal energy.

Features & Benefits

  • Includes everything required to operate as a stand-alone, hands-on training system
  • Made with high-quality components currently used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications
  • Easy and safe to use, durable, and manufactured to the highest quality standards
  • A fixed-plate electrical panel allows all electrical devices to be securely fixed to the workstation side with a power
  • Comprehensive curriculum consisting of fully illustrated student manuals and instructor guides
  • Estimated courseware duration: 32 hours

Topic Coverage

  • Introduction to Solar Thermal Energy
  • Solar Thermal Energy Systems
  • Multi-Loop Systems
  • Estimated program duration: 32 hours

List of equipment

Qty Description Model Number
1 Solar Thermal Mobile Workstation 46500-2
2 Analog Thermometer 46501
1 Pressure Relief Valve 46503
1 Pressure Relief Valve 46504
1 Plate Heat Exchanger 46505
1 Check Valve Assembly (with two Drain Valves) 46507
2 Circulator Pump 46508-1
1 Temperature Sensor 46509
2 Expansion tank 46510-1
1 Automatic Air Vent 46511
1 Radiant Floor 46512
2 Fill Bowl 46519-1
1 Hoses and accessories 46520-1
1 Halogen Work Light 87038-1
1 Digital Multimeter 6394-B
2 Shutoff Valve 6520-A
1 Radiator 6531-B
2 Rotameter 6550-A
2 Pressure Gauge (Analog, Low Range) 6553-E
1 EDS® Solar Thermal (User Guide) 52550-E

Additional equipment required to perform the exercises (Purchased separately)

Qty Description Model Number
1 IEC power cable 90° - NEMA (Type B) 86331


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