On the Influence of Operational and Control Parameters in Thermal Response Testing of Borehole Heat Exchangers
AbstractThermal response test (TRT) is a common procedure for characterization of ground and borehole thermal properties needed for the design of a shallow geothermal heat pump system. In order to investigate and to develop more accurate and robust procedures for TRT control, modelling, and evaluation in semi-permeable soils with large water content, a pilot borehole heat exchanger was built in the main campus of the Universitat Politècnica de València. The present work shows the results of the experiments performed at the site, analysing the improvements that have been introduced both in the control of the heat injected during TRTs and in the methods to infer the ground thermal parameter. Three models are compared: two based on the infinite-line source theory and one based on the finite-line source scheme. The models were tested under two possible configurations of the equipment, i.e., with and without strict control of injected heat. Our results show the importance of heat injection control for a robust parameter assessment and the existence of additional heat transfer processes that the used models cannot completely characterize and that are related to the presence of significant groundwater flow at the site. In addition, our experience with the current installation and the knowledge about its strengths and weaknesses have allowed us to design a new and more complete test-site to help in the analysis and validation of new ground heat exchanger geometries. View Full-Text
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Badenes, B.; Mateo Pla, M.Á.; Lemus-Zúñiga, L.G.; Sáiz Mauleón, B.; Urchueguía, J.F. On the Influence of Operational and Control Parameters in Thermal Response Testing of Borehole Heat Exchangers. Energies 2017, 10, 1328.
Badenes B, Mateo Pla MÁ, Lemus-Zúñiga LG, Sáiz Mauleón B, Urchueguía JF. On the Influence of Operational and Control Parameters in Thermal Response Testing of Borehole Heat Exchangers. Energies. 2017; 10(9):1328.Chicago/Turabian Style
Badenes, Borja; Mateo Pla, Miguel Á.; Lemus-Zúñiga, Lenin G.; Sáiz Mauleón, Begoña; Urchueguía, Javier F. 2017. "On the Influence of Operational and Control Parameters in Thermal Response Testing of Borehole Heat Exchangers." Energies 10, no. 9: 1328.
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