First Harvest

In December 2019, a colorful mix of fruit trees was planted on the unpaved part of our yard. Through this measure, the area should provide long-term food, shelter and shade for our collegues, insects, and birds. This year can now already look forward to the first harvest.

Heat conductivity and temperature diffusivity

For many years, the thermal conductivities of sediments have been calculated at FIELAX from the data of special temperature measurements. For many applications, however, the thermal diffusivity is also of interest. Together with the University of Bremen it was investigated how the calculation of thermal diffusivity from temperature data in addition to thermal conductivity can be achieved or improved. As a result of this project, which was supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), a scientific publication was produced, which is available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s13137-021-00183-1.

TRT measurements Off-/Near-/Onshore Holland – cooperation with Next Geosolutions and Marine Sampling Holland

Since December 2020 and ongoing, FIELAX provides thermal conductivity / thermal resistance measurements for cable routes for three wind zones in the Dutch North Sea to be connected by TenneT (offshore-energy.biz/tennet-picks-next-geosolutions-for-route-surveys-fugro-as-backup/). As a subcontractor to Next Geosolutions (nextgeosolutions.com), FIELAX conducts most of the surveys using our systems in combination with Next's Vibrocorer.

At shallow water depths / tidal flats / onshore, the VibroHeat method is not feasible. We are pleased to offer different adapted deployment methods with different geotechnical equipment in close cooperation with Marine Sampling Holland (marinesamplingholland.nl). Some nearshore and - so far - all onshore tests have been performed with the PushHeat system (a combination of a mini-CPT with a coiled thermal test rod; the picture shows one site on the beach on a stormy day). In 2021, we also expect to deploy downhole technology for onshore locations where a high-resolution TRT profile is required to depths greater than 10 meters. To reach these depths, multiple cycles of drilling/probing will be performed. More information on the methods and additional references can be found at www.fielax.de/en/what-is-heat-flow/.

Feasibility study: Knowledge database

The digitization of facts and figures is nothing new these days. "Soft knowledge" such as customer preferences or general experience values, on the other hand, is often only in the heads of individual people.

In the "Knowledge Database" project, a modular framework was created whose module scope is constantly growing due to increasing customer requirements and automates a large part of the backend programming. This enables FIELAX to offer a product with which small and medium-sized companies can securely archive "soft" data and make it usable.

This project was financially supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A turbulent year is coming to an end and we would like to wish all customers and friends of FIELAX a reflective Christmas season and all the best for 2021. At the end of the year we are happy to be able to donate again to some organizations:

Afghan Women's Association (https://www.afghanischer-frauenverein.de/)DGzRS (https://www.seenotretter.de/)Tafel Bremerhaven (https://www.bremen.de/visitenkarte/bremerhavener-tafel-1932237)