Geothermal Troubleshooting ECM Diagnostic Tool


Referenced Equipment:

  • Geothermal Troubleshooting Learning System (950-GEO2)
  • Geothermal Troubleshooting Learning System with Desuperheater (950-GEO2D)

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Geothermal Troubleshooting eLearning Course | Renewable Energy Training

eLearning Course: M12306

Amatrol’s Geothermal Troubleshooting renewable energy training course moves from an introduction about geothermal energy to overall system performance evaluation including troubleshooting skills. Learners begin with an introduction to geothermal heat pump systems and move rapidly into the concepts and components that make a geothermal system operate; these include closed-loop circuits, compressors, closed-loop circuits, compressors, condensers, evaporators, metering devices, refrigerants, and more. This online course also includes topics on component troubleshooting and system troubleshooting.

Learning Topics

  • Troubleshooting Concepts
  • Electrical Component Troubleshooting
  • Geothermal Heat Pump Refrigerant Loop Component Troubleshooting
  • Geothermal Heat Pump Source Circuit Component Troubleshooting
  • System-Level Troubleshooting

What are Symptoms and Faults?

symptom is an indication that a problem or malfunction exists in a system. Troubleshooting is the process of finding the cause of the symptom, or the fault. An example of a symptom displayed by a geothermal heat pump that has malfunctioned is the system does not cool. Through a troubleshooting process, a technician might discover that the cause of the malfunction, or fault, is a blocked reversing valve.

There are two levels of geothermal heat pump troubleshooting — System-Level Troubleshooting and Component-Level Troubleshooting. Before a particular component can be repaired or replaced, the troubleshooter must first determine which component in the geothermal heat pump system has failed. In system-level troubleshooting, the troubleshooter performs a methodical series of tests to find the faulty component. Once the faulty component has been located, the troubleshooter determines if it can be fixed, or should be replaced.

Multimedia Curriculum for Online Renewable Energy Training

Amatrol’s unmatched multimedia utilizes text, audio, and stunning 3D animations that engage learners in both theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills. This thorough, exceptionally detailed curriculum is built to begin with the basics and steadily advance to more complex concepts and skills. Through partnerships with key industry leaders and leading edge educators, Amatrol developed the right balance of knowledge and applied skills needed to train learners to work in their chosen field. (References 950-GEO2 & 950-GEO2D)

Expand Your HVACR Training | eLearning Courses

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.