Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Germany: Video of Seismic Inducing Trucks in Munich

Deep Geothermal Exploration in Action!

According to the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), the city of Munich has begun a widespread campaign to measure the underground conditions of the city, in order to understand how best to develop geothermal energy for district heating purposes. The research is part of the GRAME project, which is examining the technical, ecological, and economical potential in both new and existing sites in the Molasse Basin.

DMT GmbH & Co. KG based in Essen in western Germany uses vibrator-trucks for seismic exploration. To search for potential geothermal deposits, DMT conducts measurements using different seismic sources. They use a range of vehicles ranging from the high frequency MiniVib with 7000 lbf peak force, the UniVib with 26000 lbf peak force and the heavy duty AHV-IV with an output of 61800 lbf peak force.