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1st Edition

Geothermal Heat Pumps
A Guide for Planning and Installing

ISBN 9781844074068
Published November 19, 2007 by Routledge
164 Pages

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Book Description

Geothermal Heat Pumps is the most comprehensive guide to the selection, design and installation of geothermal heat pumps available. This leading manual presents the most recent information and market developments in order to put any installer, engineer or architect in the position to design, select and install a domestic geothermal heat pump system. Internationally respected expert Karl Ochsner presents the reasons to use heat pumps, introduces basic theory and reviews the wide variety of available heat pump models.

Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction by Robin H. Curtis * Reasons to Use a Heat Pump * Theory of the Heat Pump * Heat Pump Types * Complete System Planning * Planning Instructions for Ground Heat Source - Brine Systems (Horizontal Collector, Trench, Vertical Loop) * Planning Instructions for Ground Heat Source - Direct Expansion Systems * Planning Instructions for Water Heat Source Systems * Planning Details for Air Heat Source Systems * Planning Instructions - Heating Systems * Heating and Cooling - Reversible Heat Pump * Control of Heat Pump Heating Systems - Electrical Connections * Domestic Hot Water Production * Controlled Dwelling Ventilation * Specialized Installations * Appendices

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Karl Ochsner founded the OCHSNER Heat Pump Company in 1978 to become one of the first European industrial producers in this field. He is president and shareholder of the corporation and is also chairman of the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA). Dr Robin Curtis is technical manager for EarthEnergy Ltd, part of the GeoScience Group. He has been promoting and developing the introduction of geothermal heat pumps into the UK market since 1992.


'A comprehensive and up-to-date guide which I would recommend to any installer, engineer or architect for the design, selection and installation of domestic geothermal heat pump systems.' Professor Gerhard Faninger, University of Klagenfurt, Austria 'This book, firmly grounded on the European experience of a heat pump engineer and manufacturer, contains a wealth of information both theoretical and practical which will be of great assistance to both system designers and installers.' Tony Bowen, president, Heat Pump Association, UK 'This little book describes the installation details of 12 domestic heat pump configurations in a repeated format and would be most useful as a general introduction for installers.' International Journal of Ambient Energy