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.)
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Date: 19-Mar-2012
Online since: 2013-02-01T04:00:11Z
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
Journal: International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies
Volume: 8
Issue: 3
Start page: 180
End page: 187
Copyright (published version): 2012 the authors
Keywords: Closed loopGeothermal energyTRTThermal response testGround source energyRenewable 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
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