How do external surroundings affect Thermal Integrity Profiling (TIP™) results?

In the early curing stages (recommended time for Thermal Integrity Profiling), the heat production dominates the heat measurement while the soil layers have only a minor influence. The soil generally acts as a good insulating material so heat transfer into the soil is a relatively slow process compared to the heat generation. If the shaft extends above the top of soil into the air or a body of water (and even more so in a flowing river), then the heat dissipation will be affected and should be taken into consideration (and will be obvious). See also Q 1094

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