Internal Technical Report, Raft River Pump Selection Analysis

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The following is an analysis investigating the relation between well pumping rates and overall plant power at the 5 MW Raft River geothermal plant No.1. Information is generated to allow selection of well pumping rates, pump setting depths, and required characteristics of supply and injection pumps. The analysis proceeds with a simple analysis of plant power--flow split relationships from which the conclusion is drawn that the plant power, within certain limits, is insensitive to the flow split between wells. A more complex analysis is then performed which examines flow split sensitivity with all four wells operating and sensitivity of plant ... continued below

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Jacoby, J.K. & Bliem, C.J. June 1, 1979.

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The following is an analysis investigating the relation between well pumping rates and overall plant power at the 5 MW Raft River geothermal plant No.1. Information is generated to allow selection of well pumping rates, pump setting depths, and required characteristics of supply and injection pumps. The analysis proceeds with a simple analysis of plant power--flow split relationships from which the conclusion is drawn that the plant power, within certain limits, is insensitive to the flow split between wells. A more complex analysis is then performed which examines flow split sensitivity with all four wells operating and sensitivity of plant power to supply flow increases. This analysis is summarized by tentative field flow rate selections and a data table. Tentative supply and injection pump selections are made and contingency pumps are discussed.

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  • Report No.: GP-04
  • Report No.: EGG/ITR-79-01
  • Grant Number: None
  • DOI: 10.2172/896025 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 896025
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc890578

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Jacoby, J.K. & Bliem, C.J. Internal Technical Report, Raft River Pump Selection Analysis, report, June 1, 1979; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890578/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.