Advanced Thermal Conductivity Testing
Our co-owned firm Geothermal Design Center brings Leadership and Innovation to the Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP/GSHP) industry. We won a Small Business Vouchers Pilot grant to have Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) validate our breakthrough Advanced Thermal Conductivity Testing (A-TCT) method. The effort has been a 100% SUCCESS based on core engineering work provided by Intelli-Products Inc.!! ORNL confirmed our new way to perform ground Thermal Conductivity Testing works faster and better than existing methods. Further, our innovations can be used to confirm proper ground loop pipe and grout installation — a completely new capability for the GHP industry. Our new A-TCT method further lowers the cost of Thermal Conductivity Testing by eliminating the need for an expensive generator — stable power is no longer required! This is an exciting development for the geothermal industry that will significantly improve the quality of Thermal Testing and lower its cost for all GHP sites — Institutional, Commercial, and Residential. This is just one of our several GHP Product Development efforts based on Intelli-Products’ engineering work.
You can read the official ORNL Report on our Advanced Thermal Conductivity Testing system here.
Standards Compliance Testing
The new Bi-National ANSI/CSA C448-16 Geothermal Design and Installation Standard is a major development in the GHP field. The C448 Standard covers all aspects of every type of GHP system design and installation. We sit on the Technical Committee for this important standard and understand it thoroughly. In our opinion, every GHP installation should be specified to meet C448-16 — that would eliminate many of the problems that occur with inexperienced/under-experienced engineers and contractors in the GHP field.
We offer our 3rd party C448 Compliance Assurance and Certification and Consulting services to building owners, financiers, and bonding firms to assure only high quality GHP systems work. Utilizing our Geo-Assured™ Integrated Geothermal Quality Assurance system, we can remotely provide full compliance certification with complete documentation at a reasonable cost.