Transylvania College is adding new student dorms and installing an energy efficient geothermal system. The students are really going to enjoy their stay at Transy with the new dorms and especially the geothermal heat and air units!
On this project, we drilled a 300′ geothermal test well, backfilled the well with thermally enhanced bentonite grout and finally we did a thermal conductivity analysis of the well. Once the results were in, we drilled (48) 305′ geothermal boreholes. We were able to complete the drilling in two weeks with only two drill rigs.
These are pictures of the test well drilling and the thermal conductivity test.