European Geothermica project awarded
Dynaflow Research Group is happy to announce that the European Geothermica project proposal “Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Casing Systems for Geothermal Application” (GRE-GEO) has been awarded and will commence the third quarter of 2020. Our partners in this project are experienced companies and market leaders in their respective fields.
The project objective is to develop a cost-reducing single barrier, corrosive resistant, large diameter, glass reinforced epoxy casing system designed for geothermal applications, including well guidelines and tools for installation. The application of Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy casing for geothermal applications aims to establish a corrosion resistant alternative to decrease development and production costs of geothermal energy while avoiding extra investments in double barrier casing systems or additional costs for inhibitor solutions of conventional steel casings.
Existing (international) standards currently do not cover Glass Fiber Reinforced composite pipe (FRP) as material for well casings and therefore the preparation of a new standard is essential and will be a main achievement of the project.
The project is a logical extension of Dynaflows’ portfolio and an important step in sustainable applications using fiberglass systems.
The European Geothermica is a joint effort by the EU Member States and Associated Countries and targets innovation of geothermal energy supply and integrates into Europe’s energy system of the future. Europe aims to increase the share of renewable energy for direct heating and cooling, industrial processes, power generation and energy storage. More information can be found at the following website: http://www.geothermica.eu/.
About Dynaflow Research Group
Dynaflow Research Group (DRG) specializes in the advanced end of the engineering spectrum. Our work often requires a multi-disciplinary approach: encompassing the static and dynamic analysis of both fluids and gases, and mechanical components.
Since our founding in 1983 DRG has developed a unique service portfolio dedicated to the design of piping systems including Fiberglass systems. DRG provides engineering services at all stages of the project life-cycle, from initial feasibility studies and conceptual design during the FEED stage, followed by system design, materials specification and qualification up to engineering support during installation. Because of our active involvement in ISO, DNV and NEN committees from the early start of the application of FRP, our software and knowledge is always up to date and meets the most recent international standards. This makes our services unique worldwide and has provided DRG a leading role as an engineering company specialized in FRP applications.
For more information, please contact:
Leo de Mul
Senior Pipe Material Specialist
+31 85 058 00 46
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