Class Notes: 01/10/2011

January 10, 2011
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COURSE TITLE: IGSHPA Ground Source Heat Pump Accredited Installer Training

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Gwinnett Technical College

DATE: Jan. 27-29

LOCATION: Lawrenceville, Ga.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Developed by Oklahoma State University, the training program ensures that a standardized installation process exists to maximize the efficiency of geoexchange systems. Topics include ground-source heat pump system design, material options, system layout, grouting concepts, pipe joining techniques, trenching and drilling process, air and debris purging, pressure drop calculations, pump and fluid selection, and thermal conductivity. Upon successful completion of the workshop and passing the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) installer’s examination, participants will receive IGSHPA installer accreditation and a three-year membership/accreditation with IGSHPA. Students also can receive 2.4 CEUs for this class.

COURSE TITLE: The Screw Chiller Service and Repair Course


DATE: Jan. 31-Feb. 4

LOCATION: Staunton, Va.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is structured to provide basic classroom instruction, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises designed to familiarize the student with the product features, installation requirements, and service procedures for McQuay screw chiller products and McQuay screw compressor service procedures. The emphasis will be to enhance the techs’ knowledge of good service and electrical troubleshooting practices. Screw compressor service procedures will also be covered using models in the shop. The class includes product review, plant tour of manufacturing facility, and group hands-on training on MicroTech® simulators and compressor maintenance service and procedures.

To find out when and where these courses are offered or to find out about other course offerings, click on “Training Track” in the left column.

Publication date: 01/10/2011

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