Tracer Testing At Coso Geothermal Area (1993)
Exploration Activity: Tracer Testing At Coso Geothermal Area (1993)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Coso Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Tracer Testing|
To determine the steam and water mass flow rate
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.
- Hirtz, P.; Lovekin, J.; Copp, J.; Buck, C.; Adams, M. (28 January 1993) Enthalpy and mass flowrate measurements for two-phase geothermal production by Tracer dilution techniques