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The geothermal wells tested

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While the industrial plant of Thorverk is undergoing renovation, the geothermal wells at Reykholar were put under a load test. It is the international goethermal research and consultancy ISOR that performs the tests. During the first two weeks of February the welltops were made ready with the insertion of pressure and flow meters as well as thermeters. 

As soon as the pressure in the pipes changes, vapour begins to  risefrom pipe new spots at Reykholar. Those are indications of small leakages in the system. All pipes were therefore mended and where it was neccesary new pipes and pressure meters were installed.  

Within a few weeks a report will be issued from ISOR concerning the geothermal conditions. 

 


Reflections from the school

Barely walking but ready to play safely outside
Barely walking but ready to play safely outside

 

Though the muncipality of Reykholar is one of the smallest in Iceland, only 275 inhabitants, the childern at school and kindergarten amount to around 60. They often go to the pool or play outside or wander around to look for things to study in the neighbourhood. Drivers therefore must be very careful and look out for these small citizens. Bjarni, Birna and Finnur from Thorverk therefore brought a neccesity to school the other day. Reflection wastecoats for all the children in kindergarten (age 1-5) the school pupils (6-15) and the teachers ( well.. 20->?). Now they all brighten up the neighbourhood during the dark days of winter.