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HVAC System with no Plant Equipment

asked 2016-05-16 12:34:16 -0600

buddy1187 gravatar image

Hello all,

The building I am modelling receives all of its chilled water and steam from an outside CHP plant. I am only interested in the energy consumption due to the building use and not the plant equipment. So far, the only work-around I have using is setting the boiler efficiency to 100% and using adiabatic piping. I've left all of the other options for plant equipment to the default settings.

Is there an option to do this in open studio or should I just keep my work around? Also, I'm not sure what a work around would be for the chilled water loop, if anyone has any ideas, please share them.


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answered 2016-05-16 12:57:38 -0600

updated 2016-05-16 12:58:01 -0600

Place a District Cooling component on the supply side of your plant loop as shown on the image below. The only input for this is size; it can be autosized or hard sized. Consumption in simulation results will appear under the District Cooling consumption instead of Electricity consumption.

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Thank you very much for your quick response! I'm assuming the 100% boiler what I should be using as the work around for hot water?

buddy1187 gravatar image buddy1187  ( 2016-05-16 13:14:33 -0600 )edit

@buddy1187 the District Heating component works the same way for heating.

Eric Ringold gravatar image Eric Ringold  ( 2016-05-16 13:18:50 -0600 )edit

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