Using 21st century techniques to tap into the ancient resource of Geothermal. The service requires full JavaScript support in order to view this website. The book covers specifically engineering aspects that are unique to geothermal engineering, such as measurements in wells and their interpretation, transport of near-boiling water through long pipelines, turbines driven by fluids other than steam, and project economics. Record number of taiohi Māori prepare for their ... UC Engineer spearheads $3m next-gen tech project ... UC researchers help world to breathe free amid ... © University of Canterbury - A Fair Trade University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BE Hons), Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Forest Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.01.003, https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/gasturbinespower/article/138/6/061701/374081/Scaling-of-Gas-Turbine-From-Air-to-Refrigerants, http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2014/71.Wong.pdf, http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2014/105.Budisulistyo.pdf, http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2014/69_TaylorL.pdf, http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2014/67.Southon.pdf, http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2013/Jung_Final.pdf, http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2013/Meyer_Final.pdf, http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2013/Taylor_L_Final.pdf, http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2013/Southon_Final.pdf, http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2013/Wong_Final.pdf. Kennedy, Surface & Coatings Technology, 230 (2013) 208-212. http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2014/71.Wong.pdf Siwach, S., M. Jermy, Design of a Test Rig to Improve Thermal Design Approach for Evaporators for Organic Rankine Cycle Power Plant, 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 8-11 Dec 2014.Budisulistyo, D., Southon S., Krumdieck, S., The effect of heat exchanger design on the return on investment of a geothermal power plant, Proceedings 36th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop (NZGW), (24-26 Nov 2014, Auckland, New Zealand). In 37 years, we have produced dozens of industry leaders all over the world, Social Distancing in the LabYuran Zhang & Roland Horne, Changwei Liu and Kewen Li at The Geysers geothermal field, setting up to test a thermoelectric generator. There is no one simple tool that can be used by non-engineers to design an ORC power plant. The University of Canterbury Erskine Fellowship was awarded to Dr. Nick Baines of Concepts NREC in 2014. Team Turbo: (2013)Amerul Abd Kadir, Darren Burrows, Morgan Boyd, Rebecca Gray, Robbie McIvorTurbine Testing UnitThe students completed two objectives – feasibility study for the design of an ORC system that could be used for expanders up to 100kW. After this step the process is repeated and the design refined. But, at the end of the well is the power plant, and there is a lot of research yet to do to economically and technically develop lower temperature resources. The heat exchanger research at UC is focusing on modelling and design for boiling and condensing of refrigerants and “lean design” of heat exchangers that is not oversizing. www.hpac.com is using a security service for protection against online attacks. Exploration and reservoir engineering provide the data used for thermodynamic cycle design which provides a concept of the size and type of plant that could be developed for a given resource. Their mission is to design and build a working ORC in the Mechanical Engineering Department Thermo lab. There are currently very few turbines available world-wide for ORC applications. The minimum education requirement is a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field of study. The first step is to model the turbine in a basic way in order to select the size and type for a specific thermodynamic cycle. People with working experience in the geothermal industry are encouraged to apply. Yuran Zhang (PhD student) and Adam Hawkins (post-doc), undergroundat the 4850ft level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF),preparing to process... Stanford researchers have sequenced microbial communities in samples of reservoir fluids to identify where water traveled through underground networks and pathways. Financial aid is available for applicants with strong records. The investment opportunity assessment process shown below describes the four different types of waste heat projects that could be pursued. The ORC will use the exhaust heat from the department’s new Capstone Gas Turbine. Resource Prospecting Team: (2012)Max Watters, Alex Finch, Keziah George, Ben TomlinFinal Year Project: Thermal Resource Assessment ToolThe final year Mechanical Engineering student team is sponsored by AGGAT. High temperature resources with high pressure and ample water flow can be used for power plants in the hundreds of megawatts range. We need to be able to prospect lower energy resources with knowledge of the new types of ORC that could use them. Selection of the ORC working fluid, as with the thermodynamic cycle and the expander and pump also has a major influence on the size and cost of the heat exchangers. You will be redirected once the validation is complete. One very important lesson learned so far is that ORC plant engineering must be carried out by expert engineers with a high level of thermal systems engineering knowledge and experience in modelling and simulation at all levels. High temperature, high volume hydrothermal resources can be flashed to drive conventional steam turbines. Commercial supplies and construction. Researchers ask microorganisms for directions through the subterranean networks they colonize, Ahinoam Pollack Finalist for Geothermal Design Challenge™: GIS Mapping, Microbial DNA can reveal water’s underground origins, Microbial community could help map the subsurface, Stanford Geothermal Workshop 46th Annual - VIRTUAL. The next step is to manufacture the turbine and test it in a compressed air test bench to get empirical data about the performance, the losses, and the rotordynamics. Heat exchangers are well known devices, however, the experience with them as boilers for organic fluids is limited. High temperature resources with high pressure and ample water flow can be used for power plants in the hundreds of megawatts range. http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2014/67.Southon.pdf Jung, H-C. and S. Krumdieck (2013) Design of an organic Rankine cycle and a radial inflow turbine stage for refinery waste heat-to-power conversion, ASME-ORC- 2013.Analysis of Zeotropic Mixture in a Geothermal Organic Rankine Cycle Power Plant with an Air-Cooled Condenser, NZGW13 http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2013/Jung_Final.pdf.Design and Build of a 1 Kilowatt Organic Rankine Cycle Power Generator, NZGW13 http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2013/Meyer_Final.pdf Development of a Low Temperature Geothermal Organic Rankine Cycle Standard, NZGW13 http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2013/Taylor_L_Final.pdf Energy Return on Investment (EROI) for Distributed Power Generation from Low-Temperature Heat Sources Using the Organic Rankine Cycle, NZGW13http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2013/Southon_Final.pdfSelection and Conversion of Turbocharger as Turbo-Expander for Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), NZGW13 http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2013/Wong_Final.pdfKokhanenko, P., K. Brown, M. Jermy, Hydrodynamic particle transport in silica scale deposition, Rotorua, New Zealand: 35th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop (NZGW), 18-21 Nov 2013. The team worked with the postgraduate talent on various aspects. .Industrial research is aimed at understanding the opportunities for developing waste heat and geothermal. Conference Papers (Peer Reviewed)Wong, C.S., Krumdieck, S., Scaling of Gas Turbine from Air to Refrigerants for Organic Rankine Cycle using Similarity Concept, ASME ORC Conference 2015.https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/gasturbinespower/article/138/6/061701/374081/Scaling-of-Gas-Turbine-From-Air-to-RefrigerantsWong, C.S., Krumdieck, S., Energy and exergy analysis of an air-cooled geothermal power plant with fixed nozzle turbine in subsonic expansion and supersonic expansion via CFD analysis, Proceedings 36th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop (NZGW), (24-26 Nov 2014, Auckland, New Zealand). Christina carried out an industry review of available technologies including getting quotes. Many heat resources and end-uses are still in the category that requires a custom build, including a turbine designed specifically for the conditions in the thermal cycle developed for the resource. We need to understand the off-design performance of existing plants in order to make design and operational strategy adaptations as the resource characteristics change over time (as they do). Stanford's geothermal graduates make a difference. Use the Tab and Up, Down arrow keys to select menu items. People with working experience in the geothermal industry are encouraged to apply.