Generation Geo 2012 Training Class
Friday, September 28
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Best Practices for Designing, Installing and Trouble Shooting Residential GHP Loop Fields
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Register Here
One of the most common reasons that geoexchange systems fail to meet performance expectations is an improperly designed loop field. If you are an IGSHPA Accredited Installer, HVAC contractor, mechanical engineer, architect or other building professional who has a solid comprehension of residential load calculations and geoexchange operations, this very popular class is for you. You will start from the basics of load calculations and heat pump selection and advance to various calculations that will help you determine the proper amount of pipe for the loop field, pressure drops, purging, select a properly sized circulation pump and antifreeze volume. You will also learn about manifold configurations, operational costs and diagnostic tools to insure top performance from the loop field. Trouble shooting tips will be interspersed throughout the class to help you avoid common mistakes that can cost you time, money and unhappy customers.
You will learn -
- How to select the correct heat pump to meet the calculated project loads
- How to calculate flow rates, heat of extraction & rejection
- How to use common software programs for system design
- How to configure loop fields, header designs and calculate how much pipe to use
- How to do pressure drop and purge calculations
- Inside piping fundamentals
- Key elements of vertical drilling and grouting
- How to evaluate loop field configurations for cost and performance
- How to select and size the circulation pump
- What are the best methods to purge the system
- How to design manifolds for best performance
- How to accommodate access points for service and maintenance
- What diagnostic tools and procedures you should always use
- How to calculate the volume of antifreeze and which type to use
- How to determine operational cost
- and more!
You'll also receive a 180+ page manual that includes useful charts and diagrams along with numerous photos and illustrations.
Last year this class sold out, so sign up today to reserve your spot!
Your Instructor: Dave Pergel, Senior Field Systems Engineer, ClimateMaster, Port Franks, Ontario
Dave has over 25 years experience in the geothermal industry. For the past nine years he has served as a Geothermal Loop Trainer for ClimateMaster, Inc., specializing in design, installation and troubleshooting. He has also taught in various apprenticeship programs at post-secondary institutions around the country. Throughout this experience, Dave was responsible for developing curriculum, designing and revising specific courses, creating a positive learning environment, evaluating and testing trades personnel and students. He is licensed in numerous trades including electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, sheet metal and water well drilling. When not on the road doing training, Dave resides in Port Franks, Ontario, where he operates a small geothermal drilling company.