[Equest-users] [Bldg-sim] GSHP EIR Part Load Curve

Demba Ndiaye demba.ndiaye at setty.com
Tue May 20 09:03:56 PDT 2008

The simulation time step in DOE2 is 1 hour and heat pumps won't run all
the hour if you are in part load conditions; so they don't operate at
100 %.

As during the hour, they cycle many times, there are losses and you need
the curve HEAT-EIR-FPLR for that.


Demba Ndiaye


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[mailto:bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org] On Behalf Of Tony Kriel
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Subject: [Bldg-sim] GSHP EIR Part Load Curve


SIM List,


We are modeling a GSHP system in eQuest.  After selecting the options in
the wizard and running the model we noticed that the space heating was
quite a bit lower when compared to a VAV system for the same project.  


We then went into detailed mode and started to look into what
performance curves the heat pumps had defaulted.  It seemed that the
default part load curve (HEAT-EIR-FPLR) that eQuest selected, seemed
very aggressive.  It is my understanding that the heat pumps cycle on
and off when needed, and when they cycle on and off they operate at
100%.  So, should the part load curve be changed to be 100%, (ie it
shouldn't have a part load curve)?  Or should we be looking at something




Tony Kriel

Mechanical Engineer

Sustainable Engineering Group, LLC.

431 Charmany Drive, Suite 102

Madison, WI 53719


Phone:  (608) 231-9664 ext. 16

Fax:  (608) 231-9665

E-mail:  tkriel at sustaineng.com

Web:  www.sustaineng.com 


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