950-GEO1D In USe

A sample copy of the course's Student Reference Guide is also included with the system for your evaluation. Sourced from the system’s curriculum, the Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into one perfectly-bound book. Student Reference Guides supplement this course by providing a condensed, inexpensive reference tool that learners will find invaluable once they finish their training, making it the perfect course takeaway.


  • Hand Tool Package (11771)
  • ECM Diagnostic Module (11766)
  • Computer with USB port for FaultPro connection: See requirements


  • Electric: 220 VAC/60 Hz/Split phase 4-wire
  • Water supply


Spanish eLearning Available

Geothermal Troubleshooting Training with Desuperheater | Renewable Energy Hands-On Training

Learning System: 950-GEO2D

Amatrol’s 950-GEO2D Geothermal Troubleshooting Learning System with Desuperheater uses an exposed component layout so that learners can see each component’s role in a geothermal system. Learners can easily observe, monitor, and test each component mounted and labeled on a vertical panel. Sight glasses installed in the 950-GEO2 allow the learner to see the refrigerant’s changing state as it passes through the system. Amatrol also includes pressure and temperature gauges at key points to show the system’s performance at a glance. Additionally, the system includes a custom designed, temperature-controlled ground simulator so the system can run continuously.

The 950-GEO2D is equipped with FaultPro, Amatrol’s premier electronic fault insertion program for teaching troubleshooting skills. Using FaultPro, learners troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, and fluid-based faults to become effective real-world experts on residential and commercial geothermal systems. In addition to troubleshooting, the interactive multimedia curriculum and hands-on skills will teach startup, operation, shutdown, and maintenance of a geothermal system.

Learning Topics

  • Desuperheater Hot Water Generation
  • Desuperheater Operation
  • Desuperheater Component-Level Troubleshooting
  • Desuperheater System-Level Troubleshooting
  • Component Troubleshooting
  • System Troubleshooting
  • Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
  • Geothermal Source Circuits
  • Closed-Loop Source Circuit Operation
  • Source Circuit Piping and Components
  • Compressors
  • Energy Units of Measure
  • Condensers
  • Heat Transfer
  • Phase Change Effects
  • Heat Pump Components
  • Heat Pump Control
  • Heat Pump Operation
  • Heat Pump System Performance
  • Heat Duty
  • Coefficient of Performance

Geothermal Troubleshooting with Desuperheater

The Geothermal Troubleshooting Learning System with Desuperheater (950-GEO2D) allows learners to study how a desuperheater heats water by using the geothermal system’s excess energy. All of the skills and curriculum of the 950-GEO2 are included with the addition of topics including the operation, startup, shutdown, troubleshooting, and maintenance of a desuperheater system. As an example, learners will study how to test a geothermal desuperheater temperature sensor, and then practice a hands-on skill of testing a sensor on the 950-GEO2D.

Fault Pro: Electronic Fault Insertion Software!

Using our world-class troubleshooting program, FaultPro, Amatrol has inserted over 25 electronic faults on the 950-GEO2D! Covering electrical, mechanical, and fluid-based faults, Amatrol designed the 950-GEO2D’s troubleshooting to allow learners to practice applicable industry skills and prepare them for real-world geothermal system problems. Amatrol’s troubleshooting systems are unmatched in their ability to simulate real-world equipment failures!

Industry Standard System Components and Features

From its 2-stage compressor and 2-ton heat pump to the ground source loop that includes a flow center and a header loop, Amatrol’s 950-GEO2D delivers features commonly found in installed geothermal systems but often excluded from training systems. These include a variable speed ECM air blower, water coil heat exchanger, sight-glasses at many points in the system for observing the refrigerant cycle, ample temperature and pressure monitoring, electrical test points, ground simulation, and even the high-density polyethylene pipe specified for use in installed geothermal systems.  These components are clearly labeled and mounted for easy observation on a vertical panel, allowing learners to easily observe and evaluate system operation and performance.

Ground Simulator Allows Continuous Training!

Amatrol’s 950-GEO2D’s ground simulator is a temperature-controlled system that creates a constant temperature to act as a realistic heat source/sink. A digital, programmable temperature control unit is used to set and maintain the ground simulator to the desired temperature, resulting in both accurate data collection and continuous operation.

World-Class Geothermal Troubleshooting Trainer with Desuperheater Multimedia and eLearning

Geothermal 1 Multimedia Courseware (M12305)

Geothermal Troubleshooting Multimedia Courseware (M12306)

The 950-GEO2D’s multimedia curriculum is highly interactive and features audio, text, and 3D graphics. The depth and breadth of knowledge offered, especially in the troubleshooting area, is simply unmatched in the industry. The 950-GEO2D’s curriculum is so thoughtfully and carefully put together that it can be used in a traditional classroom setting or by learners following along at a self-pace. Amatrol’s 950-GEO2D curriculum is a strong starting point toward obtaining International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) certification. Foundational knowledge and skills provided by Amatrol, such as startup and checkout procedures, flushing, purging, and charging the system, will be familiar topics to learners earning their certificates.

Expand Your HVACR Training | Training Systems

Amatrol’s HVACR training products mainly focus on industrial, commercial, and residential heating and cooling through traditional means like air conditioning, as well as topics like insulation, lighting, and ceiling fans, or through renewable energy systems like geothermal. This area also features a steam training system that covers key concepts and skills used in paper mills, power companies, and even nuclear submarines.