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 short course, led by expert Ryan Carda, P.E., 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.
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of deep bore design
- Review current industry trends
- Understand internal vs external hydrostatic pressures exerted on the system: Calculation overview, determination of the critical design factor – pipe burst or pipe collapse, & steps to avoid issues altogether
This course focuses on the necessary calculations along with the recommended installation practices for deep geothermal borehole design and installation.
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- Reading Assignment: Thermal Grout and Pipe Buckling
- PowerPoint Presentation: Pressure Considerations & Installation Practices of Deep Bore GSHP Systems
- Free Tool: Pipe Buckle Depth Calculator
- Skills Assessment Exam
About Instructor Ryan Carda, P.E. – President, Geo-Connections, Inc.
Ryan Carda, P.E. is a Mechanical Engineer at Geo Pro, Inc. and is a co-founder of Geo-Connections, Inc. (creators of LoopLink Geothermal design software). He is a co-author of “Design and Installation of Residential and Light Commercial GSHP Systems”, developed in cooperation with the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA). He has been involved in the ground source heat pump industry since 2006. His involvement in the industry has included training hundreds of students, as well as hands on experience designing, installing, commissioning and troubleshooting of all types of geothermal systems. Ryan graduated with his Master of Science degree in Engineering from South Dakota State University in 2006. Ryan enjoys instructing newcomers to the industry in hopes that they leave sharing his enthusiasm for geothermal technology. His main goal is to help promote and build confidence in ground source heat pumps through education in order to help it become a main-stream technology.