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Convert Manufacturer's Performance Data Into BCL/OS Components

asked 2015-12-07 14:03:30 -0500

pflaumingo gravatar image

What is the simplest way to take manufacter's data and turn it into components that are easily usable in OpenStudio? For example, LG have uploaded most of the data for their air cooled VRF units, but have yet to upload information for their water cooled units. If we have their performance data handy (excel file or PDF), what is the quickest way to turn it into a usable OpenStudio component? I know there is TPEx, but I believe that is for manufacturers and third party reviewers to upload data. I can think of a couple ways of doing it locally, but is there an automated process for uploading raw data that gets converted into OS components? Just want to make sure I'm not missing something obvious that would be quicker.

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answered 2015-12-08 11:38:49 -0500

Daniel Studer gravatar image

TPEx currently accommodates this scenario and is the best option available. While TPEx does require that the product data (make/model number) be input by the manufacturer, once a product has been added, performance data can be added by any user. I would encourage you to reach out to LG, explain the situation, and ask them to add the product data for their water-cooled units. Once they've done that, you can input the performance data you have and the TPEx to BCL translators will automatically create the OpenStudio components for you.

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