Ground Heat Exchanger Design

The overall ground heat exchanger design procedure includes:

  • Selecting the exchanger configuration.
  • Selecting the plastic pipe type and size to be used for the loop and headers.
  • Estimating the length or size, based on the anticipated design ground loading and fluid (water or antifreeze) to be circulated, and
  • Selecting the circulating pump or pumps.

Other segments of this program review ground heat exchanger configurations, plastic pipe selection, load calculations, and heat pump sizing.