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This practice defines the procedure to expose a solar thermal collector to an outdoor or simulated outdoor environment in a nonoperational model. The procedure provides for periodic inspections and a post-exposure disassembly and inspection of the collector.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E44 on Solar, Geothermal and Alternative Engergy Sources and the direct responsibility of Subcommittee E44.05 on Solar Heating and Cooling Subsystems and Systems, this practice was withdrawn in January 2010 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This practice defines the procedure to expose a solar thermal collector to an outdoor or simulated outdoor environment in a nonoperational model. The procedure provides for periodic inspections and a post-exposure disassembly and inspection of the collector.
1.2 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E772 Terminology Relating to Solar Energy Conversion
E892 Tables for Terrestrial Solar Spectral Irradiance at Air Mass 1.5 for a 37 Tilted Surface
ASHRAE Standard93-77 Methods of Testing to Determine the Thermal Performance of Solar Collectors
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ASTM E823-81(2001), Standard Practice for Nonoperational Exposure and Inspection of a Solar Collector (Withdrawn 2010), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1981, www.astm.orgBack to Top