Commercial Geothermal Well
Thermal Conductivity Testing
GEOTHERMAL thermal conductivity (TC) testing SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK!
Geothermal Well Drilling: Before testing begins, the geothermal well is drilled by our drilling partner and prepped for the testing process. This well can be reused once testing is completed to support the planned geothermal heat pump installation.
Data Collection: Over a 40+ hour testing period, the thermal conductivity equipment is used to continuously collect temperature data from sensors measuring the test well. This data is crucial for understanding how heat is transferred through the geological formations surrounding the well.
Analysis: Once data collection is completed, it is analyzed to determine the thermal conductivity of the site-specific geology. This analysis helps our team assess how efficiently heat is being transferred from the Earth to the geothermal fluid.
Recommendations: Based on the findings, recommendations may be provided to enhance the geothermal well's performance. This could include adjustments to the system design, circulation rates, or other factors influencing thermal conductivity.
Reporting: A report is generated, summarizing the testing process, results, and recommendations. For large scale projects, a test well report may be required for approval on various state or utility provided incentives.
thermal conductivity testing service area
ACES Energy has been providing formation thermal conductivity testing services to the Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo New York regions since 2009 to support the installation of large-scale geothermal heat pump systems.
To support system sizing for commercial and industrial geothermal heat pump system installations, a "Test Well" or thermal conductivity testing allows for the thermal properties of the geology to be assessed prior to system installation.
Formation thermal conductivity
formation thermal diffusivity
undisturbed formation temperature
Drill log with formation description
circular flow rates
avg. heat input rate
Clean Heat rebate approved testing procedure
supports project design and engineering efforts