Geothermal Accredited Installer Workshop
Who should attend?
The three day comprehensive Installation Workshops are designed for GSHP installers, contractors, dealers, home builders, manufacturers, distributors, architects, heating cooling mechanical engineers, trench/water well drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of this innovative technology. Representatives from public utilities, and rural electric cooperatives can also benefit from training. Information gathered from the workshops can help utility representatives serve as a source of information regarding money-saving concepts.
Upon successful completion of the workshop and passing the IGSHPA installer's exam, you will be issued ISGHPA accreditation as an installer of GSHP systems. You will receive an installer's card and a certificate for 3 years. Also you will receive a 1 year membership with IGSHPA after you have completed all the requirements of the Installation Workshop.
- Design and Material Options
- System Layout
- Pipe Joining Techniques - Hands-on for butt, socket, saddle and electro fusion
- Trenching/Drilling Processes
- Air and Debris Purging
- Pressure Drop Calculations
- Pump and Fluid Selection
- Thermal Conductivity
- Start-up, Performance Checking & Troubleshooting
May 14, 2019 to May 16, 2019
Mohamad Zoghi, PhD (Farmingdale State College) and Zachary Fink (ZBF Geothermal)
$595.00 (This workshop is sponsored by PSEG-LI, typical cost is $1,250)
This workshop offers 24 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for Professional Engineers and Architects or equivalent Professional Development Elective (PDE) hours may be obtained for Code Professional Officials
Certified Geothermal Inspector
Who should attend?
The two day comprehensive Inspector Workshops are designed for Code Enforcing Inspectors for city, and state governments. The Inspector's course would benefit installers, developers, architects, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, HVAC contractors, trenching/drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of how to inspect this innovative technology. Representatives from public utilities, private utilities, and rural electric cooperatives can also benefit from training. Information gathered from the workshop can help utility representatives serve as a source of information regarding money-saving concepts.
After successful completion of the inspector's workshop you will receive a years' membership with IGSHPA. Upon passing the IGSHPA inspector's exam and certification approval you will be classified as an IGSHPA Certified Inspector of GSHP systems. You will then receive an inspector's card and a certificate.
Professionals with one of the following prerequisites may apply for the certification:
- A 4-year mechanical engineering graduate and/or P.E. or R.A. with 3 years of verified experience in geothermal heat pump systems project design or installation
- Any other 4-year technical or non-technical degree with 5 years of verified experience in geothermal heat pump system project design or installation
- Current IGSHPA trained professional
- 3 years of verified experience in building inspection
- If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may attend training and take the
certification test and apply for CGI In-training.
- Minimum requirements must be met to take the test and apply for certification.
- Both in-house and field experience will be used to evaluate the level of CGI awarded.
**If you meet the requirements and pass the test, but do not have the required experience, you may be awarded the CGI in-training.
- GSHP System Benefits
- IGSHPA Standards, ASHRAE and NGWA Guidelines
- Local and State GSHP Codes
- Outside Heat Exchange Configurations
- Building Site and Loop Field Layout
- Heat Fusion and Antifreeze Solutions
- System Startup and Commissioning
- Sample Inspection forms and checklists
Garen N. Ewbank, B.S., C.E.M., C.G.D., C.R.M., C.E.A., C.B.E.P., C.S.D.P.
$395.00 (This session is sponsored by PSEG-LI, cost is typically $1,250)
This workshop offers 16 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for Professional Engineers and Architects or equivalent Professional Development Elective (PDE) hours may be obtained for Code Professional Officials
Registration is closed.
*If you are interested to be put on the waiting list, please send us an email. You will be contacted the day before the class starts if there is an opening.