CENetic Geothermal Pumping Systems

Enabling safe, affordable energy to improve people’s lives

Unlike fossil fuels, geothermal energy is a long-term, environmentally sustainable energy source for power generation, direct use, or ground-source heat pumps. Geothermal energy is less affected by fuel-cost fluctuations and, because the energy is produced locally, supports local economies and eliminates costs associated with fuel transport.

A growing number of countries are relying on geothermal to diversify the energy mix. Twenty-four countries on nearly every continent produce geothermal energy and the number of countries developing geothermal projects to supply energy is growing. According to the Geothermal Energy Association’s 2014 Annual U.S. & Global Geothermal Power Production Report, nearly 700 geothermal projects were under development in 76 countries in 2013 and 530mW of additional power was added to the world’s energy mix—the most in a single year since 1997.

The return on investment from geothermal energy projects is much longer than fossil fuels production and, consequently, profitability is dependent on the uninterrupted flow of hot water from the Earth. And that means the entire operation is reliant on the dependability of the machinery driving power generation. To meet economic thresholds, geothermal projects require an average run life of approximately 5 years from the pumping systems used to lift hot water from the Earth. But, the extreme conditions associated with geothermal energy sources are challenging for mechanical equipment and environmental concerns can limit options to deal with issues that negatively impact reliability.

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CENetic Fluid Pumping Systems

CENetic™ fluid pumping systems are designed to fit in smaller diameter wells, dramatically reducing well construction costs without sacrificing production.

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