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creating Desiccant Dehumidification by adding to branch list

asked 2014-11-19 17:44:17 -0500

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updated 2015-11-12 15:05:44 -0500

I'm attempting to model a desiccant dehumidification unit in E+ 8.0. It is being added to a "AirLoopHVAC:UnitaryHeatCool" type object. In the I/O guide, it says that one may add the desicccant heat exchanger to the branch list. Does anyone have experience with this?

Also,do new air nodes have to be created?

Thanks, Eric

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answered 2014-11-19 21:13:42 -0500

updated 2014-11-19 21:46:38 -0500

The AirLoopHVAC:UnitaryHeatCool object and any other AirLoopHVAC Unitary system acts as a package of components, like the AirLoopHVAC:UnitaryHeatCool includes the fan, cooling coil, heating coil, and optional reheat coil in one nicely packaged object. The problem is it restricts you to those components. What you can do is you can add it to your AirLoopHVAC:OutdoorAirSystem object in the Equipment List if you have one on your main branch or create an AirLoopHVAC:OutdoorAirSystem object in your main branch. Below is a snippet of these objects showing an example:

Air Loop Main Branch,  !- Name
AUTOSIZE,                !- Maximum Flow Rate {m3/s}
,                        !- Pressure Drop Curve Name
AirLoopHVAC:OutdoorAirSystem,  !- Component 1 Object Type
OA Sys 1, !- Component 1 Name
Air Loop Supply Equipment Inlet Node,  !- Component 1 Inlet Node Name
OA Sys 1 Outlet Node,  !- Component 1 Outlet Node Name
Passive,                 !- Component 1 Branch Control Type
AirLoopHVAC:UnitaryHeatCool,  !- Component 2 Object Type
Unitary Heat Cool,  !- Component 2 Name
OA Sys 1 Outlet Node,  !- Component 2 Inlet Node Name
Air Loop Supply Equipment Outlet Node,  !- Component 2 Outlet Node Name
Active;                  !- Component 2 Branch Control Type

OA Sys 1,                !- Name
OA Sys 1 Controllers,    !- Controller List Name
OA Sys 1 Equipment,      !- Outdoor Air Equipment List Name
VAV Sys 1 Avail List;    !- Availability Manager List Name

OA Sys 1 Equipment,      !- Name
Dehumidifier:Desiccant:System,  !- Component 1 Object Type
OA Desiccant System,     !- Component 1 Name
OutdoorAir:Mixer,        !- Component 2 Object Type
OA Mixing Box 1;         !- Component 2 Name

You can also look at the Example File DesiccantDehumifierWithCompanionCoil.idf in the ExampleFiles folder in the EnergyPlusV8-0-0 directory that shows how the Dessicant Humidifer is modeled.

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Thanks, Matt! I'll try this out...

E Boxer's avatar E Boxer  ( 2014-11-20 14:16:40 -0500 )edit

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