Tracer Testing At Coso Geothermal Area (1993)

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Exploration Activity: Tracer Testing At Coso Geothermal Area (1993)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Tracer Testing
Activity Date 1993

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
To determine the steam and water mass flow rate
 
Notes
The method involves precisely metered injection of liquid and vapor phase tracers into the two-phase production pipeline and concurrent sampling of each phase downstream of the injection point. Subsequent chemical analysis of the steam and water samples for tracer content enables the calculation of mass flowrate for each phase given the known mass injection rates of tracer.

 
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