Geothermal


Murphy International provides support services to perform development engineering and administrative services, structure and arrange the project team, provide hands-on plant operating procedures/ plans and provide ongoing technical and management support services for geothermal project development. Our goal is to work with the client and their staff to assist and provide additional resources to optimize cost effective startup and operations of geothermal facilities...

What is Geothermal

Geothermal comes from the Greek words meaning earth heat. From earliest times, people have used geothermal water that flowed freely from the earth's surface as hot springs. Today we drill wells into geothermal reservoirs to bring the hot water to the surface. Once the hot water travels up the wells to the surface, they can be used directly to heat buildings or to generate electricity in power plants... [ more ]


Geothermal Energy: A Renewable Option

The Geothermal Education Office (GEO) produces and distributes educational materials about geothermal energy to schools, energy/environmental educators, libraries, industry, and the public. GEO collaborates frequently with education and energy organizations with common goals, and, through its website, responds to requests and questions from around the world. [ more ]


Our Services

Murphy International provides support services to perform development engineering and administrative services, structure and arrange the project team, provide hands-on plant operating procedures/ plans and provide ongoing technical and management support services for geothermal project development. Our goal is to work with the client and their staff to assist and provide additional resources to optimize cost effective startup and operations of geothermal facilities... [ more ]


The Answer Could Be Under Your Feet

The way it works is simple. The geothermal heat pump system moves heat from the ground, which has a fairly consistent temperature year-round, to a building (or from a building to the ground) through a series of flexible pipe "loops" containing water. In the winter, heat from the relatively warmer ground goes through the heat exchanger into the building. In the summer, hot air from the building is pulled through the heat exchanger into the relatively cooler ground... [ more ]


The Advantages Of Geothermal Energy

Clean. Geothermal power plants, like wind and solar power plants do not have to burn fuels to manufacture steam to turn the turbines. Generating electricity with geothermal energy helps to conserve nonrenewable fossil fuels, and by decreasing the use of these fuels, we reduce emissions that harm our atmosphere. There is no smoky air around geothermal power plants -- in fact some are built in the middle of farm crops and forests, and share land with cattle and local wildlife... [ more ]


Generated Electricity with Geothermal

In geothermal power plants steam, heat or hot water from geothermal reservoirs provides the force that spins the turbine generators and produces electricity. The used geothermal water is then returned down an injection well into the reservoir to be reheated, to maintain pressure, and to sustain the reservoir... [ more ]


Non-Electric Geothermal Applications

Geothermal water is used around the world, even when it is not hot enough to generate electricity. Anytime geothermal water or heat are used directly, less electricity is used. Using geothermal water 'directly' conserves energy and replaces the use of polluting energy resources with clean ones. The main non-electric ways we use geothermal energy are DIRECT USES and GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS... [ more ]


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