Cetco Geothermal Grout is a specially blended high solids bentonite that can be mixed with sand in a two-part thermally conductive grouting material to improve the performance of ground source heat loop applications. Cetco Geothermal Grout is an easy pumping grout that has been carefully developed to efficiently suspend solids (silica sand) for enhanced thermal conductivity. It can be mixed to meet a range of thermal conductivity (TC) from 0.40 to 1.40 Btu/hr/ft/F. TC values can be measured with a variety of testing methods and values can vary widely based on the differing methodologies as well as the quality of the sand added. The table at the bottom of this page states values based on 2 different testing methods for comparison. Certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals – Health Effects.
Improves the efficiency and performance of ground source heat loop systems by matching the thermal conductivity of the surrounding soil and creating a permanent flexible seal to prevent aquifer contamination. Depending on site soil conditions, it can be mixed and adjusted to meet individual thermal conductivity requirements, improving the transfer of heat between the fluids circulated in the loop and the surrounding soil for optimum system performance.
MIXING AND APPLICATION
Place freshwater in a paddle-mixing tank of a commercial grout mixer. Start the grout mixer paddle, and add one 50-lb bag to the water. Mix for about 1 minute. Add silica sand at a steady rate (1 to 2 minutes), and continue mixing for about 2 minutes to obtain a consistent mixture. Pump with a positive displacement piston pump through a tremie pipe at a rate of 5 to 15 gallons per minute.
CETCO provides high-performing products worldwide across a broad range of construction projects, including bentonite-based waterproofing for underground structures and drilling applications including foundation, slurry wall, tunneling, water well, and horizontal drilling. It also provides industry leading environmental solutions for containment and remediation of pollutants, including groundwater treatment, solidification and stabilization, and sediment remediation for commercial, industrial and infrastructure construction. CETCO is the world-leading supplier of state-of-the-art Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL) technologies, like its Resistex® line, for industrial, hazardous and municipal solid waste landfills, mining sites, and for containment of challenging residues such as coal ash from coal-fired electrical generation and red mud from alumina processing.
Cetco Drilling Products is a division of CETCO, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Minerals Technologies Inc. Offering a wide assortment of high quality bentonite drilling fluids, grouts, sealants, polymers, and additives, CETCO can help maximize your drilling efficiency and meet your needs in the field. Our complete line of professional products are specially designed to enhance the cost-effectiveness of drilling operations by controlling and improving drilling fluid properties. Each and every drilling product is supported by our experienced team of field engineers and research
CETCO is committed to bringing you innovative, costeffective products that go beyond merely meeting your needs for all drilling related markets. We are dedicated to providing our customers the newest solutions in drilling product technology.
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