Accession Number : ADA302681

Title :   Alternate Materials of Construction for Geothermal Applications.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 12, 1 Jan-31 Mar 77,

Corporate Author : BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB UPTON NY

Personal Author(s) : Kukacka, L. E. ; Fontana, J. ; Sugama, T. ; Horn, W. ; Amaro, J.

PDF Url : ADA302681

Report Date : MAR 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A program to determine if concrete polymer materials can be utilized as materials of construction in geothermal processes is in progress. To date, several high temperature polymer concrete systems have been formulated, laboratory and field tests performed in brine, flashing brine, and steam at temperatures up to 260 deg C (500 deg F), and economic studies started. Laboratory data for exposure times up to 2 years are available. Results are also available from field exposures of up to 12 months in four geothermal environments. Good durability is indicated. Work at two of these sites is continuing and tests have recently been initiated at two locations in the Imperial Valley. (MM)

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *REINFORCED CONCRETE, *GEOTHERMY, POLYMERS, STYRENE PLASTICS, CONCRETE, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), PIPES, AGGREGATES(MATERIALS), MONOMERS, COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, BRINES, ELECTRICAL INSULATION, PORTLAND CEMENT.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE