[Equest-users] Is it possible to disable PSZ heat pump hot gas reheat dehumidification and enable PSZ electric coil dehumidification?
Daric.Adair at hei-eng.com
Tue Aug 18 14:01:55 PDT 2015
From your original message you are asking if there is a way to lock out condenser heat recovery and exclusively use electric reheat as part of the humidification sequence. Is this correct? There is a method that might work, but I wanted to confirm the thought process first.
I reviewed the referenced 184.108.40.206 Exceptions b and c sighted, where it allows reheat based on combinations of capacity & turndown. The fact that is not necessarily clear is why you believe the use of electric heat should/would take less energy than the use of the ‘free’ heat that hot-gas reheat offers. The electric heat consumes power. The hot gas reheat is ‘free’ for use since the heat generated by the compressor & refrigeration process must be rejected by the condenser. Directing a portion of this heat back into the dehumidified, but overcooled, airstream would be more efficient in most cases.
Also important to note is that you reference ‘baseline’ systems as falling into this exception. If this is the situation, then the 220.127.116.11. exception does not apply due to G18.104.22.168. which states that electric auxiliary heat is only allowed below 40°F. There is also a LEED CI that states that the compressor will continue to function in concert with the electric heat down to 17°F. Below this, only electric heat is required. The use of electric heat as reheat as part of a dehumidification sequence in this case is not allowed. A review comment on the source of reheat wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility. At a minimum, this feels like ‘gaming the system.’
The only potential wedge issue that could be argued is if your Proposed building was DX and not using hot gas reheat for some reason. Appendix G does not appear to have a section dedicated to Humidification/Dehumidification that I can tell. Please correct me if I have overlooked/missed this. I didn’t see it in 2007, 2010, or 2013.
Now, back to the ‘how’. Under the Systems > Heating > Cap Curves/Waste Ht tabs. In the Waste Heat section, change the ‘Waste Heat Use’ to space heat. This should, but doesn’t, enable the ‘Max Cond Recvry for Spc Heat’ input. The keyword is ‘MAX-COND-RCVRY’. Take this into the .inp file and paste this keyword with ‘ =0.25’ or whatever your recovery ratio is in the System descriptor. Reload the model. This input box is now ‘active’, and can be modified to fit design documents. To lock it out, I would think a values of 0.0 tells eQuest that none of the heat can be recovered.
Anyone else have any input on the above two things? [The ‘Why’ of doing this and the ‘How’ of actually doing it]. Would be curious to hear other’s thoughts…
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As per me there is no system such as heat pump hot gas reheat de-humidification system.
The de-humidification system mainly consists of a cooling system (cooling coil) which can form condensate to reduce the moisture content of air and segregate it from air.
In your case the gas reheat de-humidification can be considered as electrical coil humidifier which can bring good enough savings.
In the electric coil humidification the heat source for latent heat of vaporization is electricity or in case of furnace, gas or fuel is the source of heat for water to be vaporized and so on.
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Subject: [Equest-users] Is it possible to disable PSZ heat pump hot gas reheat dehumidification and enable PSZ electric coil dehumidification?
Everyone, does anyone know of a way to disable PSZ heat pump hot gas reheat dehumidification (at least I think that is what the extra heating energy represents) and enable electric coil dehumidification reheat? Most of my LEED baseline heat pump energy models with dehumidification usually have thermal blocks HVAC units that fall into the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 section 22.214.171.124 exception b and c categories, which allows the standard dehumidification simultaneous heating and cooling cycle. I am missing out on energy savings.
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