DOE Salt Coupler
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DOE Salt Coupler Flexible rotary pipe coupler for solar troughs

Problem Statement & Value Proposition

A durable flexible pipe coupling designed for a trough solar receiver using molten salt as a heat transfer fluid at 565 °C or greater. This rotary pipe coupler is an enabling advancement for high temperature solar trough plants.

Brayton’s coupler meets ASME certifications, leading to low maintenance operation for the 30 year plant life.

Brayton’s in-house full scale qualification
testing during program phase II