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Has anyone used the OpenStudio Ice-Storage option

asked 2015-11-24 13:12:39 -0600

sajithwjay's avatar

updated 2015-11-24 14:06:08 -0600

The new OpenStudio version has the option to incorporate Ice Storage in HVAC systems , i need to know if anyone has used this option and integrated into an existing building model?

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Did you have a specific question about how to use it? It can be added in the GUI to the supply side of a plant loop by dragging it in fro the library. If you need guidance in adding it using a measure I can help with that as well.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2015-11-25 09:57:27 -0600 )edit

Hello David,Thank you very much for the response i am using a default Secondary School Model 90.1-2010-SecondarySchool-ASHRAE 169-2006-5A and need to insert the ice-storage unit into it. If you could direct me into incorporate that i would be thankful. I was looking for a suitable measure as well but did not find one as yet.

sajithwjay's avatar sajithwjay  ( 2015-11-25 12:19:34 -0600 )edit

Hello David , following up on the there a suitable measure to be applied as ice-storage into a pre-determined building as in the example i have mentioned above?

sajithwjay's avatar sajithwjay  ( 2015-11-28 21:40:27 -0600 )edit

The major issue is that whether the current ice storage model is equipped with its own chiller or the cooling plant loop should be changed further to accommodate a chiller and complementary bypass system ?.

sajithwjay's avatar sajithwjay  ( 2015-12-01 01:06:18 -0600 )edit

Hello David, i sent you a detailed description of my requirement as well.

sajithwjay's avatar sajithwjay  ( 2015-12-02 00:38:51 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-01-06 11:40:56 -0600

Here is minimal ruby code required to add this object to the model.

chilled_plant = model.getChillerElectricEIRs.first.plantLoop.get
thermal_storage =

And here is what the model objects look like after it is made.

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Dear @David Goldwasser, the OS layout seems a little bit misleading to me. Does it really work like this? because I cannot think of a proper loop for the ice storage charging cycle. Another issue that bothers me is that E+ available ice storage loops are somehow different from commercial ones. Isn't the propose of the E+ simulation further assessment of existing models?


Mehrdad Vojdani's avatar Mehrdad Vojdani  ( 2020-05-09 17:24:21 -0600 )edit

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