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RunawayPlantTemps Failure

asked 2016-04-04 09:17:04 -0500

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updated 2021-05-07 09:53:26 -0500

Hello, My model has water to air heat pump mostly for cooling and single duct terminal units provide heating to each zone. Somehow I'm getting failure after 2hr 10 min as "CheckForRunawayTemps: Simulation terminated because of run away plant temperatures, too hot. Does anyone have a similar experience?

Thank you Elvin

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Which simulation tool are you using? Please add the tag for it in the question so others can help you better

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2016-04-04 09:23:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-04-04 11:13:05 -0500

Without looking at your model, it seems that there are two possibilities:

  • You do not have a bypass branch on the supply and demand side of your plant. These still allow flow to occur in the plant, but avoid components like heat pumps and coils that will exchange heat with the fluid when it's not desirable.
  • You have a pump that is operating all the time. Efficiency losses in pumps translate to some heating transferred to the fluid. Whether you're using a constant or variable speed pump, make sure that the Pump Control Type input field is set to "Intermittent" and not "Continuous".
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