The GeoCube comes with a complete and user-friendly data analysis software package.
The GeoCube outputs TC/TRT test data into a file that readily is imported into the included PC-based software. With an on-site laptop, data analysis can be performed immediately after completing the TC/TRT test.
The software provides for maximum data flexibility in the data analysis process. It not only calculates soil property results and borehole thermal resistances but also analyzes the data for consistency and quality.
The software can recognize significant data aberrations (such as a fluctuating power supply, the presence of groundwater contamination, etc.) and provide this information to the user. In addition, it is a straightforward process to analyze the data over different time frames (10-40 hours, 20-40 hours, etc), which is quite useful when a test specification requires an analysis across time frames.
In addition to recognizing any data aberrations, the software
automatically selects temperature data sensors (for redundant sensors)
based on sloped stability which will save the user time and effort if
there is any issue with a sensor or connector during the test.
The software outputs a
customizable, full professional report that includes multiple color graphs.
Project data, user/company information and company logos may be
customized for each test project.
Industry Standard Output
Our TC/TRT Software utilizes line
source theory to analyze data and provides results that are compliant
to ASHRAE Standard 111-8TRP.
Additional Design Software
Full loopfield design and CFD
piping design software is also available from
www.groundloopdesign.com. GLD2016 is the industry leading
commercial loopfield design software. See why this design tool
is used in over 62 countries.
If you are new to the
business or a customer that wants to learn how to use the equipment and
the software tools that accompany the GeoCube, we offer several training
options. Customized training is also available. Here are a
couple of the standard courses that are held on a scheduled basis:
Boot Camp This hands-on field course prepares participants to perform
thei own thermal conductivity tests; to analyze test results; and to produce clean, clear reports for clients. During the course, students also will become familiar with industry leading testing equipment.
More information here.
and Piping Design This training program will take you from start to finish utilizing your building loads to design the loopfields and
loopfield piping systems, including a full session dedicated to presentation of example designs from the instructor as well as actual system designs from the course participants.
This is a web based course that offers convenience for busy
professionals. Two-way interaction with an our expert instructor provides the geothermal professional with hands-on experience using
expanded software from the same design family as the TC/TRT Testing module
included with the GeoCube.
More information here.
PC computer required: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, WIndows 7,
The Results Panel both displays the empirically-derived thermal conductivity and borehole thermal resistance results as well as analyzes the overall data quality based off of user-defined threshold values. Users can easily adjust the calculation interval and determine the optimal time period for a particular test.
The program automatically graphs the data necessary to determine the conductivity as well as power and flow rates. The program graphs both the raw data and the calculated curves, enabling designers to determine which analysis time period is optimal for each test.
In the bore panel, users enter info related to the borehole and drilling method.
In this panel, users can view the GeoCube's flow-pressure coefficients.
Note: current GeoCubes use pulse flow counters
and no longer need to use this tab. This
tab remains for legacy units that calculated
flow based on pressure differential.
In the diffusivity panel, users can estimate and calculate the thermal diffusivity
based on the availability of drilling data..
In the Information Panel, users enter project-specific information that is included in the professional reports.