Geothermal energy is heat from within the earth. The word Geothermal comes from the Greek words geo (earth) and therme (heat). There are numerous applications to how this technology is being used today. Utilizing geothermal for heating and cooling homes and businesses has been proven to be the most efficient way to save energy.

Understanding  Geothermal Terminology

Technology has advanced recently and has dramatically expanded the range and size of viable resources, especially for applications such as home heating and air conditioning. With  the rising cost of energy has made people aware of this renewable natural resource and has opened a widespread exploitation.

Geothermal has a vast variety of terms categorized for its uses and how it is applied. Knowing the applications you will have an understanding of the terminology. 

Heating is economical and has a much greater geographical range than the application for creating geothermal electricity. This is due to the high cost for exploration and well drilling. But when successful it has a great impact on reducing carbon emissions, carbon footprint, and providing a reliable, sustainable, and considered environmentally friendly.

Exploration is only viable if tapped into the supply can be economically passed on to the end user.  The applications for creating electricity uses several designs such as natural  hot springs, the heated water can be piped directly into storage mediums and heat exchangers.  Even if the ground is hot and dry earth tubes or down-hole heat exchangers be installed to collect the heat. Natural gas wells have its own uses and designs. With the landfill dumps we have created over time our technology is now allowing use to tap into this resource. Water dams are a natural resource to harness its energy to create electricity. The term direct heat is used to describe how its application is design. This even has a varied sub- applications and designs. Here is a list of terms used in the geothermal industry.

These few terms are used on obtaining the source and in applications of geothermal, geo-exchange,  geothermal air conditioning, geothermal cooling, , ground coupled heat pump, geothermal heating air conditioning, geothermal gradient, thermal gradient, heat flow, geothermal electricity,  heat exchangers, ambient temperature, direct use, cooling tower, enhanced geothermal systems, efficiency, hydro-geothermal, reservoir,  turbine, vapor dominant, ground loops, hybrid loops, slinky loop, geothermal heating, ground loop purging, and ground loop flushing.

 

These terms are used when utilizing a geothermal design and the products are called heat pump, geothermal heat pump, water source heat pump,  ground source heat pump, water to water heat pump, hydronic fan coil, condenser, scroll compressors, ECM blower, DeSuperheater, evaporative cooling tower, ground coupled heat pump, fusion, heat-socket-butt fusion, PE fusion fittings, polyethylene pipe, slinky loop pipe, vaults, pump stations, PE fittings, rink piping, fusion equipment, poly-pipe, ground loop, brass fittings, geothermal pump stations, headers, reducing headers, fusion tools, heater adapters, glycol, thermal grout, black pipe, manifold, header, borehole, grout, silica sand, straight pipe, and antifreeze.

 

To understand more visit U.S Department of Energy.

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