Geothermal Probe With Heat Pipe Principle
In near-surface geothermal energy generation the thermal energy stored under the Earthâ„¢s surface is used for heating purposes.
It demonstrates the operation of a geothermal probe with heat pipe principle. The transparent experimental set-up provides an insight into the closed circuit of the heat transfer: it allows a clear view on the evaporation in the heat pipe, the condensation in the probe head and the reflux of the heat transfer medium on the inside wall of the heat pipe. The set-up also allows to take a closer look at the basic methods applied for determining the thermal conductivity of the surrounding soil of the geothermal probe.
- Fundamentals of geothermal energy
- Operating behaviour of a geothermal probe with heat pipe principle
- Determination of the amount of heat that can be dissipated in the heat pipe with variation of the thermal load
- Variation of the filling level of the heat transfer medium contained
- Examination of the radial temperature profile in a sand sample and determination of the thermal conductivity
- Determination of the sand's thermal conductivity by means of a thermal response test
- Fundamentals and energy balance of a heat pump
- Demonstration of the operation of a geothermal probe with heat pipe principle
- Heat pipe made of glass with transparent temperature control jacket
- Water as a working medium for heat dissipation in the heat exchanger
- Supply of the working medium via the lab network or via water chiller
- Simulation of the energy balance of a heat pump