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Ground Loop DesignTM Version GLD2016!

Discover the leading commercial GHX software design tool in the world. GLD's flexible "Geothermal Design Studio" concept offers a user friendly suite of modular tools that provides tremendous power and flexibility to the designer. Design comparisons and multiple scenarios or projects are handled easily. The new Piping System Designer simplifies the optimization of your piping interconnections to tie the loopfield to the building.  Coupled with the CFD Module, you can now design headers the right way and do it with ease.  The Hybrid Controls offer unparalleled design power to see in real time the impact of shedding part of your load to hybrid mechanical system. With the GridBuilder for vertical designs, it is now possible to design your borehole layout with real-world configurations instead of just basic and limiting squares and rectangles.  With the robust reporting capabilities, you can choose a highly detailed or concise output from any of the design modules. The straightforward reports not only provide a system for neat and accurate internal record keeping but also can be used to present a professional presentation of information to clients. Beyond the practical concerns of system optimization, GLDTM offers designers of GSHP Systems a user friendly tool that handles simple or complex designs.  

New and Current Design Module Highlights of GLD2016

New Features in GLD2016!  

The GLDTM GLD2016 family offers new and enhanced features from previous versions, including:

Piping System Designer 

GLD2016 now features the ability to generate a piping tie-in design, including reducing headers, directly from your vertical project design.  The intelligent system library selects pipe sizes that are large enough to accommodate efficient flows without oversizing and causing the need for oversized pumps and their associated inefficiency.  The Piping System Designer is such a powerful and unique tool to the industry that it is now available as a standalone product for designers that are still using less capable geothermal design packages instead of GLD.


Folder and File Administration

GLD2016 now accomodates the increasing security requirements of newer operating systems and networks by relocating file and folders to locations that are user specific and IT friendly.  It should no longer be necessary to change or override security settings.  Common items, such as heat pump libraries are located to allow all users to take advantage of custom pump families.  Each user now has their own folder structure for projects and related loads data.



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