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Compensators and collector connections – SPF certification

A solar thermal system’s operational safety and life-span depend heavily on the quality of the components employed. From this point of view, compensators and connections have emerged as particularly weak areas. Generally any malfunctions in these areas result in serious damage (system leakage).

Components must be reliable and in addition, easy installation and affordable manufacture are increasingly required.

For this reason SPF has developed a special certification programme intended to evaluate the particular stresses connections are subjected to in solar thermal operations. The programme involves the simulation of both the thermal shocks and mechanical stresses that are to be expected over a minimum life-span of 20 years.

All certificates issued are published on our website.

 

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