After determining the feasibility of installing a GCHP system and GHX for a project, it is important to confirm the assumptions made about the thermal characteristics of the soil and rock formation a vertical GHX will be constructed in.
Software for GeoCube
The GeoCube comes with a complete user-friendly data analysis software package.
The GeoCube outputs TC/TRT test data into a file that readily is imported into the included PC-based software. With an on-site laptop, data analysis can be performed immediately after completing the TC/TRT test.
The software provides maximum data flexibility in the data analysis process. It calculates soil property results, borehole thermal resistances and analyzes the data for consistency and quality.
The software can recognize significant data aberrations (such as a fluctuating power supply, the presence of groundwater contamination, etc.) and provide this information to the user. It is a straightforward process to analyze the data over different time frames (10-40 hours, 20-40 hours, etc), which is quite useful when a test specification requires an analysis across time frames.
The software outputs a customizable, professional report with multiple color graphs. Project data, user/company information and company logos may be customized for each test project.
If you are new to the GCHP industry and wan to learn to use the equipment and the software tools, we offer several training options. Customized training is also available. Here are a couple of the standard courses that are held on a scheduled basis:
A Thermal Conductivity Boot Camp field course prepares participants to perform their own thermal conductivity tests; to analyze test results; and to produce clean, clear reports for clients. During the course, students also will become familiar with industry leading testing equipment. More information here.
GHX field and Piping Design
This training program will take you from start to finish utilizing your building loads to design the loopfields and loopfield piping systems, including a full session dedicated to presentation of example designs from the instructor as well as actual system designs from the course participants. This is a web based course that offers convenience for busy professionals. Two-way interaction with an our expert instructor provides the geothermal professional with hands-on experience using expanded software from the same design family as the TC/TRT Testing module included with the GeoCube. More information here.