The design and construction of a hot dry rock pilot plant

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The geothermal energy program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is directed toward demonstrating the potential of the hot dry rock (HDR) technology as an alternate energy source. Since the inception of the program, scientists and engineers have perfected drilling and fracturing techniques to create underground reservoirs for the purpose of tapping the potential heat energy from the hot rock in the earth. One of the achievements to date has been the creation of a reservoir at the Laboratory's test site at Fenton Hill, New Mexico. This reservoir, located at a depth of 12,000 feet below the surface of the … continued below

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Ponden, R.F. January 1, 1991.

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The geothermal energy program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is directed toward demonstrating the potential of the hot dry rock (HDR) technology as an alternate energy source. Since the inception of the program, scientists and engineers have perfected drilling and fracturing techniques to create underground reservoirs for the purpose of tapping the potential heat energy from the hot rock in the earth. One of the achievements to date has been the creation of a reservoir at the Laboratory's test site at Fenton Hill, New Mexico. This reservoir, located at a depth of 12,000 feet below the surface of the earth, has an estimated fluid capacity of one million gallons within the large volume of fractured rock. To evaluate the thermal power potential of this reservoir, preparations are currently underway to conduct a test which will entail the circulation of fluid through the reservoir by the injection of water at high pressures. A major part of the preparations involves the building of a demonstration pilot plant. The process concept poses a number of unique technical challenges with regard to the design and construction of the equipment and facilities. This paper reviews the system design and operating features of this plant. 3 refs., 4 figs.

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  • 9. geothermal program review: the geothermal partnership--industry, utilities and government meeting the challenges of the 90

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  • Other: DE91011406
  • Report No.: LA-UR-91-1279
  • Report No.: CONF-9103105--4
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6117921
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1106532

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Ponden, R.F. The design and construction of a hot dry rock pilot plant, article, January 1, 1991; New Mexico. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1106532/: accessed July 19, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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