Environmental Loop Service Testing Equipment Environmental Loop Service conducting an outside conductivity test.
A thermal conductivity test is a prerequisite for a properly designed geothermal ground-loop heat exchanger
Thermal conductivity is a measurement of how easily heat can pass through a given material or formation. Thermal conductivity testing is performed during the design process and involves introducing a fixed amount of heat to an installed geo loop for a duration of 48 hours. The temperature and the amount of heat introduced are constantly monitored by a computer that logs the data collected. The result of the test is then converted to a value that is used in the design of the heat exchanger.