Installing & Commissioning Real Time Geothermal Monitoring Systems

Online

Length: 4 modules

Instructor: Matt Davis

Subjects: Renewable HVAC: Geothermal, Renewable HVAC: HVAC Design

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Description

Real time geothermal monitoring has finally become economical for installers, and real time monitoring significantly reduces risk for property owners and can verify system performance. Take this course to learn how to install and commission the GES.

Lessons learned from more than 100,000 hours of monitoring real-life geothermal heat pump systems. You will learn the benefits of real time monitoring and how to install and commission the GxTracker™. Here are some things we'll cover:

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Instructor

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Matt Davis

Ground Energy Support

Matt is a hydrogeologist by training, holding a M.S. and Ph.D. in Hydrology from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and a B.S. in geophysics from Montana State University. Prior to co-founding Ground Energy Support, Matt founded JMD & Associates LLC, which provides groundwater modeling support to local firms. Matt is currently on the UNH faculty where he...[more]

Course Outline

An Overview of Real Time Geothermal Monitoring and the Benefits

First, we'll discuss the basics of real time monitoring and what needs to be measured to have useful output. We'll discuss the varying levels of accuracy and cost and the difference between monitoring and metering. Lastly, we'll discuss the business benefits of real time monitoring.

Temperature & Flow Measurements

Overview of the commonly used DS18B20 digital temperature sensor including: application in GSHP systems, accuracy, and calibration. We'll also explore the challenges that GSHP systems face in the current OIML heat metering standard. Overview of how to quantify the flowrate in a GSHP system. We will discuss the applicability of three options: constant flow, vortex shedding flow meter, and turbine flow meter.

Power Measurement Options

Quantifying performance of a GSHP system requires quantifying the electricity consumption of the heat pump components. This module will explore three options: measured runtimes and heat pump manufacturer specifications, current transducers, power meters.

Monitoring System Commissioning & Working with the Data

Topics Include: Connecting the internet and an overview of configuring the monitoring system. Step-by-step walk through configuration interface. System diagnostics and troubleshooting. Some tips on what to look for in the different data products, ranging from real-time graphs of minute-resolution data, to trends in daily performance metrics that are provided. Course wrap-up and Self-Evaluation Quiz

After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

In this module, you'll provide feedback on this lecture, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources.

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