The course will enable operatives to specify, survey, design and install domestic or small commercial heat pump systems, enlisting manufacturers support where required. Systems up to 24kW for ground source and 16kW for air source heat pumps are covered, plus the following areas:
- Background to market
- Heat pump regulations and guidance
- Principles of ground and air source heat pump operation
- Heat pump collector types
- Heat distribution
- Pre-installation requirements
- Installation materials and methods
- Filling, flushing and testing
- Setting to work, commissioning
- Heat pump servicing and fault finding
Logic4training’s Heat Pump course includes a practical and written assessment. The written assessment takes the form of a multiple choice question paper and a design scenario. Successful candidates will be issued with a QCF Level 3 Award in the Installation & Maintenance of Heat Pump Systems.
During the design of any heat pump installation, accurate calculation of the heat load requirement is imperative to ensure optimum and efficient operation of the system. Calculating building load and heating system design is not covered in great depth in this course. Operatives without this knowledge should employ the services of a suitably qualified person and seek manufacturer’s guidance.
The course does not cover the filling, evacuation or breaking of the refrigerant circuits, this should only be carried out by a qualified refrigeration engineer. This is covered in the City & Guilds 2079 Fgas course