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Commercial Geothermal Heat Pump System Design - Self Study

by Dr. Charles Remund • Last updated 02/2021

4.4/5 (view ratings)
622 students
1 module
2:13 hours
12 assignments

Course description

In this free course, Dr. Charles Remund, author of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Design Manual, explains how to design a ground heat exchanger for a commercial geothermal system.

Participants are quizzed on key concepts and then use LoopLink Pro software to work through design and load calculation assignments.

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Full course outline

Module 1 - Designing the Ground Heat Exchanger

In this two-hour video lecture, Dr. Remund lays out the process for sizing and designing a closed loop ground heat exchanger, including all of the calculations. The lecture is followed by a quiz on the concepts presented. Course participants receive a free LoopLink PRO software license, which is used complete design and load calculation assignments for a commercial building.

  • Request a Free LoopLink PRO License
  • Presentation Slides (PDF) (.pdf)
  • Designing the Ground Heat Exchanger (2 hours, 8 minutes) (02:08:09 hours)
  • Review of Ground Loop Design Basics
  • Assignment #1: Determining GHEX Layout (.pdf)
  • Assignment #2: Condensing Hourly Loads (.pdf)
  • Resource: LoopLink PRO Instructional Video (05:11 minutes)
  • Assignment #3: Ground Loop Design using LoopLink PRO (.pdf)
  • Resource for Assignment #3: FTC Test Report (.pdf)
  • Resource for Assignment: GeoPro Head Loss Calculator (.xls)

Author

Dr. Charles Remund

GeoConnections, Inc.

Dr. Remund has over 20 years of experience installing and designing geothermal systems. He has been a certified instructor for IGHSPA since 1994. As a member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty at South Dakota State University (SDSU) he taught thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, design of thermal systems and applied laboratory courses from 1988 to 2009. He... Learn more

Ratings

4.4
53 reviews

622 students have taken this course

by D.P. Suresh 04/12/2020

yes

by Joel Nzima 04/03/2019

it is was well knowledge

by Ruben Koch 12/01/2018

Makes the review process simple.

by Del Isabelle 11/12/2018

great course

by R.MOHAMMAD GIYAHUDEEN 09/24/2018

Yes

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