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Is Schedule:Day:Interval not available for Actuated Component Type?

asked 2015-12-08 18:50:41 -0500

Jlove's avatar

updated 2015-12-08 20:26:01 -0500

I'm interested in dynamic scheduling of heat/cool setpoint, and added the following code in my idf file.

!- ========== EMS: Sensory Control =================


   T1, !Name
   *, ! Output:Variable or Output:Meter Index Key Name
   Outdoor Dry Bulb ; ! Output:Variable or Output:Meter Name


My Setpoint Schedule Calculator,


    myCLGSETP,                                 ! Name
    Always On Discrete ,                     !- Actuated Component Unique Name
    **Schedule:Constant,                     !- Actuated Component Type**
    Schedule Value;                            !- Actuated Component Control Type


IF (T1 <= 30) && (T1 >= 13),
    Set myCLGSETP = 0 ,
    Set myCLGSETP = 1 ,


This works, but I'd like to change Schedule:Constant, !- Actuated Component Type to a difference object such as Schedule:Day:Interval. However, it does not work. Does EMS not recognize the object, even though it is obviously an object in IDD file? Can anyone answer?

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answered 2015-12-08 20:00:01 -0500

Chandan Sharma's avatar

Adding Output:EnergyManagementSystem in the input file generates .edd file which lists all the Actuator available and has other useful information for the EMS. There are plenty examples available in the E+ example files. Basically, following need to be added to generate .edd file.

    Verbose,                 !- Actuator Availability Dictionary Reporting
    Verbose,                 !- Internal Variable Availability Dictionary Reporting
    Verbose;                 !- EMS Runtime Language Debug Output Level

Per the documentation The following actuators are available with the control type called “Schedule Value”: Schedule:Year, Schedule:Compact, Schedule:File, and Schedule:Constant.

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Thanks, Sharma. By the way, I found the following is more useful to check out available actuators.


NotByUniqueKeyNames,     !- Actuator Availability Dictionary Reporting
NotByUniqueKeyNames,     !- Internal Variable Availability Dictionary Reporting
ErrorsOnly;              !- EMS Runtime Language Debug Output Level
Jlove's avatar Jlove  ( 2015-12-08 21:40:05 -0500 )edit

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