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E+ hot water equipment end use type

asked 2016-06-04 08:10:31 -0500

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updated 2017-05-08 16:11:29 -0500

There is Hot Water Equipment in E+/OS as a simple load definition (like equipment/lighting etc). I got OS report with hot water load as district heating. The default end use subcategory is general. I would like to know have any way to set end use type of Hot Water Equipment as Electricity ? OS report Thanks

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answered 2016-06-04 08:40:24 -0500

No, you can't change the fuel that HotWaterEquipment uses. You could get the desired effect by instead using WaterUse:Equipment objects to represent your hot water use. Assign them to a WaterUse:Connections object connected to the demand side of a PlantLoop with a WaterHeater:Mixed with the 'FuelType' set to 'Electricity' on the supply side. E+ requires a pump on a PlantLoop, but you can set the pump head to zero if your system doesn't actually have a pump.

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