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RELOCATABLE GEOTHERMAL FLUID MUFFLER

Relocatable geothermal fluid muffler
RELOCATABLE GEOTHERMAL FLUID MUFFLER

The team at Hutec Engineering have specially constructed two 40-foot containers, commissioned by Western Energy Services, into a re-locatable geothermal fluid muffler. Nine hundred and fifty man hours went into the construction of the muffler arrangement. The container has been reinforced inside; adding 30,000kg (30 tonne) of steel work as baffles and pipe connections so that it can withstand the geothermal fluid that will flow through it, at up to 500 tonne per hour.The hydro test was carried out with the help of the Kawerau Fire Brigade and the Kawerau Council. It was the final requirement to confirm the container was water tight, before the muffler could be put into service. The container is one of two containers that will be stacked together, and used as a geothermal fluid muffler, which will be transferred to different geothermal well sites around the country. The containers first destination will be at the Te Ahi o Maui geothermal project site near Kawerau, where it will be installed for Western Energy, to flow test two new geothermal wells.Contact Jason Hughes for more information.