Quality of design

Ongoing testing of a design by longterm monitoring thermal performance and efficiency should be part of any project. Commissioning components and complete installations is an essential check to establish whether everything is working according to specifications.

Quality of design also reflects in the robustness of a system or in the flexibility, having the options to adjust a control strategy to unexpected or changing circumstances.

Quality of materials

Wellfield and installation components are sourced from quality suppliers often providing groundsource designated equipment and materials.

Quality of implementation

Testing of items as well as a complete system against specifications and existing protocols will warrant the quality and longevity of an installation. Quality of implementation also implies that BHE heatpump installations should have an inherent low environmental risk.

Life expectancy of a groundsource system

The quality of design, materials and implementation should reflect the life expectancy of more then 50 years of the BHE installation. Payback, profitability and the environment will not benefit from a system that fails within a few years.

The heatpump installation itself will benefit from the controlled environment in the plantroom and the controlled quality of the circulation medium in an all plastic system.

A good design, matching equipment loads to that of the building will avoid frequent cycling of heatpumps and wear and tear on compressors and loss of efficiency.

Replacing individual plant items when they reach their service life, with newer and more efficient components is very straightforward in a water based system. Obviously the BHE, as the backbone of the groundsource system remains in place.