The report discusses the design, layout, installation and testing of a 10,000 gallon solar heated asphalt storage tank. Schematic diagrams, plans, piping, solar panels, controls, specifications, and one year's performance data for the system are also given. The concepts and data presented will be of an aid to others who plan to design their own system. Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports that the total ($4,829.00) cost of an insulated solar heated asphalt storage tank system is expected to be recovered in less than two years through reduced operating expenses. The cost advantages and uninterrupted heating capability are documented by a cost and operation analysis between the insulated solar tank and an adjacent uninsulated propane heated tank. The solar heating system is straight-forward, simple, inexpensive, and dependable. It can be used throughout the year in a wide geographical area and the use of solar power can reduce our nation's fossil energy consumption and highway maintenance costs. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oklahoma Department of Highways

    200 NE 21st Street
    Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73105

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TS-79-207 Final Rpt.
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1980 12:00AM