Standard Practice for Exposure of Cover Materials for Solar Collectors to Natural Weathering under Conditions Simulating Operational Mode
|Publication Date:||15 July 1995|
|ICS Code (Solar energy engineering):||27.160|
1.1 This practice provides a procedure for the exposure of cover materials for flat-plate solar collectors to the natural weather environment at temperatures that are elevated to approximate operating conditions.
This practice is suitable for exposure of both glass and plastic solar collector cover materials. Provisions are made for exposure of single and double cover assemblies to accommodate the need for exposure of both inner and outer solar collector cover materials.
This practice does not apply to cover materials for evacuated collectors or photovoltaics.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.