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Lower Temperature Radiant Variable Flow [closed]

asked 2015-11-25 11:20:34 -0600

Dustin's avatar

Hi all,

I am trying to model some infloor radiant heating and have a questions regarding the links. When I drag the equipment onto the zone and look at its properties, there is 2 links. One for cooling and heating. The infloor heat I am trying to model is only used for heating, so I link that to my hot water loop. For the cooling section of the device what should I be setting all the values too? I assume the maximum cold water flow should be 0, and then can I just not apply a link to the "cooling coil"? Or would it be better to implement a different type of equipment to simulate the infloor radiant heating.

It should be mentioned I am working in OpenStudio


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answered 2015-11-25 12:50:08 -0600

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updated 2015-11-26 14:33:18 -0600

@Dustin: Please see This question. I think this will answer your question.

EDIT: After comments

Is the below picture shows the radiant panels that you are trying to model?


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Thanks @Waseem. This post definitely helped I appreciate it. What if I have panels that are attached near the exterior edge of the building along the ceiling. I think I should be using a Baseboard radiant panel. Is that how you would suggest implementing this element?

Dustin's avatar Dustin  ( 2015-11-26 14:14:22 -0600 )edit

@Dustin: you are welcome. I have edited my question and added a figure. Is that what you are trying to model and mentioned in your comment? If your answer is yes, then yes that's how you will model it.

Waseem's avatar Waseem  ( 2015-11-26 14:32:42 -0600 )edit

Yes that is what I am looking to model. They are around the exterior edges of the rooms though.

Dustin's avatar Dustin  ( 2015-11-27 06:30:28 -0600 )edit

I don't know how close they are, you can add a (very) small gap between the panel and edge. If the panels you are modelling are hanging ones, then you have to create another surface as a roof\ceiling inside your zone.

Waseem's avatar Waseem  ( 2015-11-27 09:38:43 -0600 )edit

Yeah. When I was thinking about it, they are still going to radiate energy the same way. I will try running with the baseboard radiant panel and see what happens. Thanks again, so much.

Dustin's avatar Dustin  ( 2015-11-27 09:47:40 -0600 )edit

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