Commissioning and TAB of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


Professional Development Hours: 
1.5 PDH

This webinar will provide an overview of the Commissioning and Test and Balance process as it pertains to Geothermal Heat Pump Systems, including the Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) and the Borehole Thermal Energy Storage (BTES) Systems. This live webinar is applicable for DoD and private sector projects and PDH certificates will be provided upon request.

Charles Hammock, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CGD of Andrews, Hammock, and Powel, Inc.   

Mr. Hammock has been exclusively involved in the engineering of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems for governmental, industrial, commercial and institutional clients at facilities throughout the United States and Internationally. His specialty and passions in this arena are centered on innovative deployments of advanced Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHPs) systems for governmental, institutional, and commercial clients. He served as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Department of Defense's ESTCP Energy & Water 2017 Project of the Year where fiber optic based DTS and the integration of UTES with GHPs were demonstrated at two DoD Locations. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in multiple states and is one of the three founders of Andrews, Hammock and Powell, Inc., a US-based Consulting Engineering firm established in 1988 and located in Macon, Georgia.

Learning Objectives

This course will cover:

  • General descriptions of Test and Balance and Commissioning;
  • Test and Balance of Geothermal & UTES Systems;
  • Difference Between Technical Commissioning and Process Commissioning;
  • Monitoring and Verifying performance, problem solving, and GHX/U-Bend Inspections of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems.
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