Geothermal Loop Systems

Heating/Refrigeration/Air Conditioning (HRA)
Course Designator
Academic Dean
Dean of Workforce & Career Education
Last Offered
This course has not been offered in recent history.
Official Course Description

This course is preparatory for HRA.263 International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Installer Certification workshop. This course will take a detailed look into the various types of underground loops used in geothermal heat transfer specifically; open loop, horizontal loops, slinky loops, pond loops, vertical well loops, and direct exchange loops. As well, the various types of fluids such as water, glycol, brine solutions, refrigerants and emerging technologies used for the exchange of heat in an underground loop will be examined. Application methods used in this course will follow existing data from American Society of Heating Refrigeration Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Prerequisite: HRA.251