Solutia's heat transfer fluid was chosen for use in two solar power plants in Spain.
A Therminol heat transfer fluid from St. Louis-based Solutia
Inc., has been chosen for use in two solar power plants in Spain. Synthetic
fluid Therminol VP-1 will be used in the projects, which are each 50 MW solar
power plants with thermal storage.
Heat transfer fluid is used in the trough-shaped mirror
assemblies to absorb concentrated sunlight, heating up to about 752°F (400°C).
The stored heat can be used to produce energy during periods of little to no
sunlight, including evening hours. The heated Therminol is used to generate
steam, which drives the power-generating turbines.
For more information on the heat transfer fluids, go to
2 Solar Plants Select Solutia's Fluid
September 7, 2011