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Thermal response tests are typically used to evaluate the ground formation thermal conductivity by interpreting the measured time evolution of the fluid temperature for a constant heat injection rate. This seminar will present recent developments associated with these tests including the use of multi-flow rate tests, the development of a calibration unit for TRT units, and the analysis of some 6,000 tests to determine how test data is affected by weather, groundwater movement, test equipment setup, etc.
- 1. Multi-Flow Rate Thermal Response Tests
Matt Mitchell, Ph.D., Member, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
- 2. Calibration of Thermal Response Test Units
Michel Bernier, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, Polytechnique Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
- 3. How to Collect High-Quality TRT Data
Chad Martin, P.E., Member, Geothermal Resource Technologies Inc., Asheville, NC
Citation: ASHRAE 2020 Virtual Seminar
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