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Deep Boreholes in GSHP Systems: Pressure Considerations & Installation Practices - Self Study

by Ryan Carda • Last updated 08/2021

4.8/5 (view ratings)
123 students
1 module
24 minutes
8 assignments

Course description

Factors such as space limitations are forcing engineers to utilize deep boreholes to meet design requirements for ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems.

In such cases, hydrostatic pressures must be considered to ensure successful installation can take place. This course focuses on the necessary calculations along with the recommended installation practices for deep geothermal borehole design and installation.

Who should enroll? Geothermal system designers, but particularly architects and engineers involved in commercial system design. You'll get access to the lecture video, an Excel calculator, and additional resources.

This course was developed by the team at GeoPro, GeoConnections, and Dandelion.

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Learning Objectives

Participants in this course will upon completion of this course, be able to:

  • • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of deep bore design
  • • Review current industry trends
  • • Learn how to calculate and evaluate internal versus external hydrostatic pressures exerted on a system.
  • • Determine the critical design factor, pipe burst or pipe collapse, and learn steps to avoid issues altogether.

Full course outline

Module 1 - Deep Boreholes in GSHP Systems: Pressure Considerations & Installation Practices

This course focuses on the necessary calculations along with the recommended installation practices for deep geothermal borehole design and installation. It includes: (1) Reading Assignment: Thermal Grout and Pipe Buckling, (2) PowerPoint Presentation: Pressure Considerations & Installation Practices of Deep Bore GSHP Systems, (3) Free Tool: Pipe Buckle Depth Calculator, and (4) Skills Assessment Exam

  • Read: Thermal Grout & Pipe Buckling (.pdf)
  • HDPE Pressure Ratings vs. Temp and DR (.pdf)
  • Slide Presentation (.pdf)
  • Deep Boreholes in GSHP Systems: Pressure Considerations & Installation Practices (24:37 minutes)
  • Pipe Buckle Depth Calculator (.xls)
  • Skills Assessment (10 questions)

Author

Ryan Carda

Principal Engineer, Dandelion Energy

Ryan Carda is Principal Engineer for Dandelion. He is primarily responsible for design and engineering standardization, with a focus on optimizing the performance and lowering the cost of geothermal systems. Prior to that, Ryan co-founded Geo-Connections in 2004 and served as the company’s President until he sold the company to Dandelion. The products Ryan developed... Learn more

Ratings

4.8
27 reviews

123 students have taken this course

by Mugesh Kannan.G 04/09/2020

Truely enjoyed

by Amal Alsayeed Mohamed Ahmed 04/02/2020

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by Tim Gondek 03/10/2020

This is a simple way to begin learning geothermal in small bite size amounts

by John Manning, President, Earth Sensitive Solutions, LLC 12/15/2019

Ryan Carda does an excellent job communicating the essence of required information in a clear & concise manner.

by Ruben Koch 12/08/2019

For folks interested in the deep bore drilling this quick course is a must take before taking place in such endeavor.

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Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?

This is a free course. Enroll today and get access to all of the materials instantly. The lecture video and other materials are available any time.

How long do I have access to the materials?

For free courses there is no guarantee for how long the course materials will be available.

Is there a certificate of completion?

Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.

Can I register multiple people?

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