The optimization of permanent, fixed costs is important for every company. If these items are too high, a stable development cannot be ensured in the varying market environment. Companies having a building larger than a family house, whether working in a production all, operating an office building, or managing a school; they will surely face similar problems in one regard: the heating bills. Mining Support Kft. offers a solution which can significantly decrease heating expenditures regardless of the size of the building to be heated, providing constant temperature even on the coldest winter days with a lot lower prices, and without maintenance costs.
EVEN FOR LESS THAN 1% OF THE CURRENT HEATING COSTS!
The WeHEAT method by Mining Support Kft. is a new, innovative way of power generation. Our new technology is implemented in existing, unused deep holes. The 1800-2500 m deep, closed cycle heat generation system can supply a heating demand of 300-500 kW.
Most of the deep-drilled wells deeper than 1800 m in Hungary were made to extract some kind of raw material. These wells are used as long as they operate efficiently. As the raw material is further and further extracted, the deep holes of the depleted fields are abandoned and production is stopped there, and the wells are closed. Thus, both the barren and the stopped wells’ structures are left without any functions.
Temperature rises by 30 Celsius on average with every kilometer when heading down towards the center of the Earth. In Hungary, this rate reaches even an average of 50-60 Celsius; therefore, the temperature is often higher than 100 degrees at a 2 km depth. The WeHEAT technology uses Hungary’s outstanding geothermic gradient, without any new deep drillings.
The most efficient method of usage of the earth’s heat is direct building heating and hot water supply. In this case, the extracted heat can be fully utilized, and in case of a closed cycle, its temperature can be maintained in the highest temperature range. The efficiency of the system is very high. The geothermic energy gets to the consumers through an auxiliary medium in all cases. This can also be thermal water, but e.g. the WeHEAT closed heat producing system uses clean water.
The WeHEAT technology allows the reuse of barren and the stopped deep holes for energetic purposes. Besides using and technically supplementing the existing deep-drilled wells, we also start closed cycle geothermic energy production, without fluid generation. The flexibly applicable technology is suitable for the implementation of heat generating systems with a power of between 300-500 kW, which is enough for institution heating and for the supply of the energy demand of small industrial facilities.
The WeHEAT technology is a geothermal probe in a closed system, implemented in the well structure of barren or stopped deep holes
Its principle of operation is based on the heating effect of the natural earth heat source, i.e. the dry, hot ground. We build an inner pipe system inside the deep hole, and circulate fluid in it. The fluid heats up during the journey, and then transfers the heat on the surface to the internal heating system of the building, and travels back to the start point.
Mining Support Kft. performs a full scope of geothermic services: survey, designing, implementation, operation.