Thoughts on VaultsIssue 1-1
Industry leader, Lisa Meline shares a cautionary tale about what happens when geothermal designers trust but don’t verify. A failure analysis of a system points to a design that was sound in principle but not properly overseen during installation. The result was of course an expensive analysis and repair that could have been avoided.
Start at the beginning with Ryan Carda, P.E. In this quick overview he covers what a geothermal vault is and what it is meant to do when deployed appropriately.
With nearly two decades of experience in the geothermal industry selling, designing, building, installing and troubleshooting vaults, Joe Pejsa from UPONOR knows a thing or two about what makes a good vault and what makes a bad vault.
- Use a Two-Manway System
- Always Include a Bypass
- Isolation Valves & PT Ports
- Make It Waterproof
- Use HDPE for Housing
- Circuit Balancing Valves
- Steel Manifolds
- Individual Loops to the Vault
- Tiny Housings
Stuart Lyle of ISCO Industries makes the case with his Top 6 Reasons to Install a Geothermal Vault.