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HOW DOES YOUR CSP HANDLE IT? MAXIMUM IRRADIATION CLIP

Slide The weak spot in CSP design lies in the thermal imbalance between loops. Fluctuations of +-10ºC and more have diminishing effects on the mixed temperature, on the equipment and, of course, on revenues.

Active Tracking solves this problem on many levels. A high performance optical sensor and a powerful algorithm continuously fine-tune the entire solar field, down to the individual reflector. While Passive Tracking follows calculated sun positions, for better or for worse, Active Tracking reacts immediately to a new situation and keeps each loop‘s temp in check. That brings the mixed temp within a +-2ºC bracket, a new benchmark in Thermal Balance and CSP design.
Thermal Balance The weak spot in CSP design lies in the thermal imbalance between loops. Fluctuations of +-10ºC and more have diminishing effects on the mixed temperature, on the equipment and, of course, on revenues.

Active Tracking solves this problem on many levels. A high performance optical sensor and a powerful algorithm continuously fine-tune the entire solar field, down to the individual reflector. While Passive Tracking follows calculated sun positions, for better or for worse, Active Tracking reacts immediately to a new situation and keeps each loop‘s temp in check. That brings the mixed temp within a +-2ºC bracket, a new benchmark in Thermal Balance and CSP design.
Thermal Balance

Slide At least 48 months 1 Week Installing ATS in 1-4 loops on site 4 Weeks 2 months ATS approval period 12 months Installation Operation Return Implementation A STRONG BUSINESS PROPOSAL Smart technology that comes with a smart implementation and financial proposal. You have a grace period of over 12 Months before your first payment is due. Enough time to study the technology in operation and generate the first returns. In other words, it comes at no financial risk. The physical installation in parts or in toto is minimal invasive. Hardware and software can be phased in a plant in full operation with no downtime.

Slide Our patented sensor delivers optical high resolution. Unrivaled in accuracy and speed, it is the cornerstone of our technology. It delivers a stream of tracking data to the central system, the basis of a high resolution performance map of the entire plant. And it gives instant feedback to every change in the SCA's overall condition and position. It‘s analytical skill extends even to the washing cycle of the mirrors. It reads precisely when a mirror needs cleaning, and analyses the nature of the dirt, organic or unorganic, to make sure the right detergent is brought to the task. The Optical Sensor

Slide The solar field is run by a powerful managing software based on the collection and analysis of Big Data. The feedback mechanism between sensor and control center gives us full control of the outlet temperature of every loop. With this we can fine-tune each collector for the optimum yield while keeping the overall thermal balance of the plant in mind.

Cambras sets a new standard in CSP design with this technology, keeping the thermal balance inside a +/-2º deviation from the ideal temperature. From the wealth of data we developed other helpful tools to run a CSP plant efficiently, like our Predictive Maintenance.
Central Intelligence

Slide Here is a Local Controller that cuts its own numbers in half. Because only 2 and not the usual 4 are needed to manage a loop. Automation is integration into exisiting infrastructures. Which is why we deliver the controller with an open source software. Automation is reliability. Our LOC is built from standardized components that can be trusted both in operation and supply lines around the world.

One look „behind the scenes“ should be enough of an endorsement of the Cambras way. The clutter of components looks like an invitation for failure, incompatibilities and spare part nightmares.
Automation is Efficiency

Strt Predictive Maintenance UP Current technology and plant performance Wait and See A number of failures happen within just a week: sensors, PLC components , network components and finally the bearings break and take 6 loops down.

Spare parts from a number of producers, the surprises of worldwide shipping and local custom officials - enough potential to ruin the rest of the summer.
„Equipment failure happens all the time. No wonder, in this rough climate. What can you do but wait and see“
Predictive Maintenance
DN Wait and See Or know and act The integration of Big Data anticipates events like this months earlier. Spare parts are ordered long in advance. When the parts break down as predicted you replace them after sunset, of course, to avoid any downtime. Current technology vs. Predictive Maintenance
there is a price to pay for not being in the know.
warning
UP Current technology and plant performance Wait and See A number of failures happen within just a week: sensors, PLC components , network components and finally the bearings break and take 6 loops down.

Spare parts from a number of producers, the surprises of worldwide shipping and local custom officials - enough potential to ruin the rest of the summer.
„Equipment failure happens all the time. No wonder, in this rough climate. What can you do but wait and see“
Predictive Maintenance
DN Wait and See Or know and act The integration of Big Data anticipates events like this months earlier. Spare parts are ordered long in advance. When the parts break down as predicted you replace them after sunset, of course, to avoid any downtime. Current technology vs. Predictive Maintenance
there is a price to pay for not being in the know.
warning
UP Current technology and plant performance Wait and See A number of failures happen within just a week: sensors, PLC components , network components and finally the bearings break and take 6 loops down.

Spare parts from a number of producers, the surprises of worldwide shipping and local custom officials - enough potential to ruin the rest of the summer.
„Equipment failure happens all the time. No wonder, in this rough climate. What can you do but wait and see“
Predictive Maintenance
DN Wait and See Or know and act The integration of Big Data anticipates events like this months earlier. Spare parts are ordered long in advance. When the parts break down as predicted you replace them after sunset, of course, to avoid any downtime. Current technology vs. Predictive Maintenance
there is a price to pay for not being in the know.
warning

Slide In regular intervals cleaning trucks work through the entire field washing every mirror. We found out how inefficient that is. Because mirrors that needed washing should have gotten it much earlier to perform at a 100%. Whereas mirrors that didn‘t really neded it, really didn‘t need it. We trust the keen eyes of our sensors to detect dust and dirt before it impedes the performance. It‘s analytical skills detect even the difference between organic and unorganic dirt so the right detergent is brought to the task. Washing the Mirrors

Slide CAMBRAS fulfills the promise of industry 4.0 not just by name but with a host of intelligent services, constantly increasing efficiency, yield and the operational options of a CSP powerplant. Predictive Maintenance delivers day-to-day operational tools and far-sighted precautions based on our analysis of Big Data. Cambras multiple power plant architecture allows an objective comparison between many CSP power plants. CAMBRAS redundant programming of the automation layers – sensor (measurement), processing (IT), actors (drive) and interfaces (DCS) – enables every system to take over a task from the next one, should that have a breakdown.
A.I. and the remote service Safety Concept with a maximum of redundancy

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