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Simulation fails; severe errors: has missing days in its schedule pointers

asked 2015-10-09 05:13:21 -0500

updated 2017-04-03 01:31:05 -0500

I'm using Energyplus 8.2.0, but my simulation fails due to some severe errors.

I import .idf file (7.0.0) from GreenBuildingStudio to Eplus lunch and I convert it, I also upload the weather file (.epw), but after simulation runs, I obtain this result:

Error File.gbs

"Program Version,EnergyPlus, Version 8.2.0-8397c2e30b, YMD=2015.10.08 12:43,IDD_Version 8.2.0
   ************* Beginning Zone Sizing Calculations
   ** Warning ** SizingPeriod:DesignDay="GBS_06M12_02_157071 WINTER", invalid data.
   **   ~~~   ** ..invalid field: Sky Clearness is blank.
   **   ~~~   ** ..Zero clear sky (no solar) will be used.
   ** Warning ** SizingPeriod:DesignDay="GBS_06M12_02_157071 SUMMER", invalid data.
   **   ~~~   ** ..invalid field: Sky Clearness is blank.
   **   ~~~   ** ..Zero clear sky (no solar) will be used.
   ** Warning ** Weather file location will be used rather than entered (IDF) Location object.
   **   ~~~   ** ..Location object=MONTEPULCIANO  TOSC. ITALY
   **   ~~~   ** ..Weather File Location=Firenze-Peretola - ITA IGDG WMO#=161700
   **   ~~~   ** ..due to location differences, Latitude difference=[0.70] degrees, Longitude difference=[0.59] degrees.
   **   ~~~   ** ..Time Zone difference=[1.8E-002] hour(s), Elevation difference=[90.38] percent, [357.00] meters.
   ** Severe  ** ProcessScheduleInput: Schedule:Year="EQUIPSCHED-49" has missing days in its schedule pointers
   ** Severe  ** ProcessScheduleInput: Schedule:Year="EQUIPSCHED-67" has missing days in its schedule pointers
   ** Severe  ** ProcessScheduleInput: Schedule:Year="FANSCH-48" has missing days in its schedule pointers
   ** Severe  ** ProcessScheduleInput: Schedule:Year="HEATSCHED-7" has missing days in its schedule pointers
   ** Severe  ** ProcessScheduleInput: Schedule:Year="COOLSCHED-7" has missing days in its schedule pointers
   ** Severe  ** ProcessScheduleInput: Schedule:Year="PEOPLESCHED-48" has missing days in its schedule pointers
   ** Severe  ** ProcessScheduleInput: Schedule:Year="LIGHTSCHED-49" has missing days in its schedule pointers
   ** Severe  ** ProcessScheduleInput: Schedule:Year="DHWSCHEDULE-48" has missing days in its schedule pointers
   **  Fatal  ** ProcessScheduleInput: Preceding Errors cause termination.
   ...Summary of Errors that led to program termination:
   ..... Reference severe error count=8
   ..... Last severe error=ProcessScheduleInput: Schedule:Year="DHWSCHEDULE-48" has missing days in its schedule pointers
   ************* Warning:  Node connection errors not checked - most system input has not been read (see previous warning).
   ************* Fatal error -- final processing.  Program exited before simulations began.  See previous error messages.
   ************* EnergyPlus Warmup Error Summary. During Warmup: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors.
   ************* EnergyPlus Sizing Error Summary. During Sizing: 3 Warning; 8 Severe Errors.
   ************* EnergyPlus Terminated--Fatal Error Detected. 3 Warning; 8 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min  2.00sec"

What' s the matter? How can I solve my problem?

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Can you edit your question to include the description of one of your schedules? Maybe HEATSCHED-7?

Neal Kruis gravatar image Neal Kruis  ( 2015-10-09 09:37:20 -0500 )edit

oh, I'll try to do this in the afternoon, but I'm not sure to understand your request

domenicadecandia gravatar image domenicadecandia  ( 2015-10-10 02:35:00 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-10-09 11:29:03 -0500

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Check the schedule inputs, they need to define a full year's worth of data. The error messages point to the gaps where data are missing. For example, "EQUIPSCHED-49," means that day of the year number 49 (around Feburary 18th) is not defined for schedule called "EQUIPSCHED."

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Nice to know the tips.

Yixing Chen gravatar image Yixing Chen  ( 2015-10-09 11:32:57 -0500 )edit

uhm,thank you so much. I'll try to do this and I'll tell you about the result

domenicadecandia gravatar image domenicadecandia  ( 2015-10-10 02:33:02 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-10-09 11:31:20 -0500

updated 2015-10-09 11:31:55 -0500

Try to convert the IDF file from V7.0 to V8.2 first before using the EPLaunch.

You can find the IDFVersionUpdater in: C:\EnergyPlusV8-2-0\PreProcess\IDFVersionUpdater\

The IDFVersionUpdater normally only compatible with limited version only.

You can download Programs for converting older version IDF files for converting much older version like V7.0.

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Yixing I did it, infact I think problem could be about conversion, but I don't know very well this software, so I hope I'm wrong!

domenicadecandia gravatar image domenicadecandia  ( 2015-10-10 02:32:12 -0500 )edit

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