• Rabiatul Adawiyah Politeknik Negeri Banjarmasin
  • M. Khafidz Arifin Politeknik Negeri Banjarmasin
Keywords: Flat Plate Solar Sollector, Performance, Square Heat Pipe, Fins, Efficiency


The use of a water pipe connected to the absorber using a round heat pipe, and directly
in contact with the insulator at the bottom of the pipe leads to less effective heat
conduction flowing from the absorber to the pipe, furthermore because the bottom is
directly in contact with the insulation so that the conduction surface area from the pipe to
the large insulation of course this is also an energy loss from collectors. It has been
tested how the influence of the use of square heat pipe and added fins on the bottom to
increase the performance of the solar collector and indeed there is an increase in
performance. In this study is to make the fluid transfer heat flow, so as to enable better
heat transfer, as well as test some types of fluids used as heat transfer media .. Data
processing with statistical test that is ANOVA of some types of fluid used and circulate in
the flat plate solar collector with square pipe with fins. Test result from statistic analysis
with indicator of temperature difference of inlet and exchanger water exchanger showed
no difference because F table bigger than F arithmetic. Of the three types of media tested
on a square pipe solar collector with fins did not affect the efficiency increase.


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