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All Glass Vacuum Tube – Tri-element Tubes

Product Numbers: MS-VCT

Product description:All Glass Vacuum Tube – Tri-element Tubes

 
 

  Model: MS-VCT

 

Just like an automobile engine, the computer CPU, evacuated tube is core of the solar water heater.

 

 

Each evacuated tube consists of two glass tubes made from extremely strong borosilicate glass. The outer tube is transparent allowing light rays to pass through with minimal reflection. The inner tube is coated with a special selective coating (eg:AL/N/AL) which features excellent solar radiation absorption and minimal reflection properties. The top of the two tubes are fused together and the air contained in the space between the two layers of glass is pumped out while exposing the tube to high temperatures. This "evacuation" of the gasses forms a vacuum, which is an important factor in the performance of the evacuated tubes.

 

  Why a vacuum? As you would know if you have used a glass lined thermos flask, a vacuum is an excellent insulator. This is important because once the evacuated tube absorbs the radiation from the sun and converts it to heat; we don't want to lose it!! The vacuum helps to achieve this. Evacuated tube water heaters can perform well even in cold weather when flat plate collectors perform poorly due to heat loss (during high Delta-T conditions).