Thermal response testing of compromised borehole heat exchangers

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Title: Thermal response testing of compromised borehole heat exchangers
Authors: Hemmingway, Phil
Long, Michael (Michael M.)
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3795
Date: 19-Mar-2012
Abstract: The results of five thermal response tests (TRTs) are presented. Three of the tests were carried out consecutively on the same borehole to illustrate the importance of allowing artificially imposed thermal gradients to dissipate prior to commencement or re-commencement of a test following testing issues. The two remaining tests carried out on separate boreholes confirm the results obtained by the first(uncompromised) of the initial three tests. The testing regime demonstrates the necessity of careful performance of TRT’s and shows the variation in costs/required borehole length which may occur if testing problems occur on site.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright (published version): 2012 the authors
Keywords: Closed loop;Geothermal energy;TRT;Thermal response test;Ground source energy;Renewable energy
Subject LCSH: Geothermal resources
Thermal conductivity--Testing
Renewable energy sources
DOI: 10.1093/ijlct/cts013
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Biosystems and Food Engineering Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection

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