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[EnergyPlus_Support] Re: EnergyPlus Newbie - HVAC help
When you installed EnergyPlus, a subfolder named "Example Files"
should have been loaded onto your computer. FurnaceWithDXSystem.idf
should be included in this folder.
If you can't find it, I just uploaded it to the
EnergyPlus_Support@yahoogroups site under "Files".
This example file will show you how to set thermostats and reference
them to zones. Also, take a look at the documentation for further
--- In EnergyPlus_Support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jpmark23" <jpmark23@y...>
> Thanks again for your help...two more questions...I don't have the
> FurnaceWithDXSystem.idf file where can I get it? Also, the results
> seem to indicate that my unit heaters and/or unitary system are not
> running b/c winter temperatures are only about 15C. In the summer
> all temps are higher than environmental as well. I have
> but I'm not sure if they are connected, as the heaters and unitary
> system do not reference them or a zone in any way that I have
> programmed so far.
> Also, I keep getting an error message that demand side inlet pipe
> cannot be found, even though I have it listed as a "PIPE". Any
> Thank you very much for your help...
> --- In EnergyPlus_Support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "don_shirey"
> > Jared:
> > For the packaged air conditioner with electric coil, you should
> > probably use the object "UNITARYSYSTEM:BLOWTHRU:HEATCOOL" or
> > "Furnace:BlowThru:HeatCool".
> > See example file FurnaceWithDXSystem.idf.
> > --- In EnergyPlus_Support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jpmark23"
> > wrote:
> > > I have been learning this program while I try to run my first
> > > with it and have run into somewhat of a road block. The
> > > am modeling is a two story water treatment plant, with an open
> > > area adjacent to the first floor that is partially below grade.
> > This
> > > particular area has walls ~27' high, and no roof.
> > >
> > > I have a unique HVAC system that I'm trying to input and I have
> > > idea how to do it. First, on the upper floor there is a
> > > (central air) unit with an air conditioner and electric coil
> > > It serves one zone of 3 or 4 rooms. I may be missing something,
> > but
> > > I can't find a category in the model that allows me to easily
> > > the details on this Carrier unit. There is however a window
> > > option. Should I use this?
> > >
> > > The rest of the building is heated with a handful of steam
> > > that are fed by an underground steam line. The steam is
> > > from an offsite location. Being a water treatment plant, the
> > > groundwater itself is used to "air condition" the lower floor.
> > Steam
> > > that is used for a different part of the treatment is also sent
> > a
> > > groundwater cooled condensor to be used for process area
> > > the lower floor.
> > >
> > > Thanks for your help in advance....
> > >
> > > Jared
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