Ormat plant configurations are designed to take maximum advantage of the available geothermal energy resources at each site, and provide various binary plants implementations for:
- Low-temperature geothermal fluid or steam,
- Separated brine after first or second flash
How it works
- The fluid is extracted from an underground reservoir and flows from the wellhead through pipelines to heat exchangers in the ORMAT® ENERGY CONVERTER (OEC).
- Inside the heat exchangers, the geothermal fluid heats and vaporizes a secondary working fluid, an organic fluid with a low boiling point.
- The organic vapors drive the turbine and then are condensed in a condenser, which is cooled by air or water.
- The turbine rotates the generator.
- The condensed fluid is recycled back into the heat exchangers by a pump, completing the cycle within the closed system.
- The cooled geothermal fluid is re-injected into the reservoir.