Hail impact testing procedure for solar collector covers
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Hail impact testing procedure for solar collector covers by David R. Jenkins

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Washington, DC, [Springfield, VA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Hail control -- United States,
  • Solar collectors

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDavid R. Jenkins, Robert G. Mathey ; prepared for U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Solar Heat Technologies, Active Heating and Cooling Division
SeriesNBSIR -- 82-2487
ContributionsMathey, Robert G, United States. Dept. of Energy. Division of Active Heating and Cooling, United States. National Bureau of Standards
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 59, 14 p. :
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14848335M

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