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* Severe *...Error in Object=ZONEINFILTRATION:DESIGNFLOWRATE...* ~~~ * Field [Schedule Name] is required but was blank

asked 2014-12-13 14:02:10 -0500

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updated 2019-03-05 07:03:54 -0500

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__Hi at all.I have tried to run a simulation, but It stopped on 75% with the follow message:


ExpandObjects Started. Begin reading Energy+.idd file. Done reading Energy+.idd file. ExpandObjects Finished. Time: 0.484 [utilities.idf.WorkspaceObject] <0> Object of type 'Schedule:Compact' and named 'HVACTemplate-Always 4', points to an object named HVACTemplate Any Number from field 1, but that object cannot be located. Script executing from: C:/Users/ingmalcangi/AppData/Local/Temp/OpenStudio.f10408/resources/run/3-UserScript-0 Found argument 'measures_json' with value '[{"arguments":{},"measure":"C:/Program Files (x86)/OpenStudio 1.5.0/share/openstudio-1.5.0/pat/Measures/StandardReports/measure.rb"}]'. Found UserScript 'Report Request'. Processed 1 base script and 0 merged scripts Missing Energy+.ini EnergyPlus Starting EnergyPlus-Windows-64 8.1.0.009, YMD=2014.12.13 19:43 Processing Data Dictionary Processing Input File **FATAL:IP: Errors occurred on processing IDF file. Preceding condition(s) cause termination. EnergyPlus Run Time=00hr 00min 1.99sec


__Then, I have seen on the "tree Tab" and I have downloaded the eplusout.err file following.


Program Version,EnergyPlus-Windows-64 8.1.0.009, YMD=2014.12.13 19:43,IDDVersion 8.1.0.009 ** IDF Context for following error/warning message: * Note -- lines truncated at 300 characters, if necessary... * 33406 ZoneInfiltration:DesignFlowRate, * indicated Name=189.1-2009 - Office - WholeBuilding - Lg Office - CZ1-3 Infiltration 3 * Only last 3 lines before error line shown..... * 33407 189.1-2009 - Office - WholeBuilding - Lg Office - CZ1-3 Infiltration 3, !- Name * 33408 00ZONE_office, !- Zone or ZoneList Name 33409 , !- Schedule Name * Severe * IP: IDF line~33409 Error detected in Object=ZONEINFILTRATION:DESIGNFLOWRATE, name=189.1-2009 - OFFICE - WHOLEBUILDING - LG OFFICE - CZ1-3 INFILTRATION 3 * ~~~ * Field [Schedule Name] is required but was blank IDF Context for following error/warning message: Note -- lines truncated at 300 characters, if necessary... 33420 ZoneInfiltration:DesignFlowRate, indicated Name=189.1-2009 - Office - BreakRoom - CZ1-3 Infiltration 1 Only last 2 lines before error line shown..... 33421 189.1-2009 - Office - BreakRoom - CZ1-3 Infiltration 1, !- Name 33422 , !- Zone or ZoneList Name * Severe * IP: IDF line~33422 Error detected in Object=ZONEINFILTRATION:DESIGNFLOWRATE, name=189.1-2009 - OFFICE - BREAKROOM - CZ1-3 INFILTRATION 1 * ~~~ * Field [Zone or ZoneList Name] is required but was blank IDF Context for following error/warning message: Note -- lines truncated at 300 characters, if necessary... 33420 ZoneInfiltration:DesignFlowRate, indicated Name=189.1-2009 - Office - BreakRoom - CZ1-3 Infiltration 1 Only last 3 lines before error line shown..... 33421 189.1-2009 - Office - BreakRoom - CZ1-3 Infiltration 1, !- Name 33422 , !- Zone or ZoneList Name 33423 , !- Schedule Name * Severe * IP: IDF line~33423 Error detected in Object=ZONEINFILTRATION:DESIGNFLOWRATE, name=189.1-2009 - OFFICE - BREAKROOM - CZ1-3 INFILTRATION 1 * ~~~ * Field [Schedule Name] is required but was blank IDF Context for following error/warning message: Note -- lines truncated at 300 characters, if necessary... 33434 ZoneInfiltration:DesignFlowRate, indicated Name=189.1-2009 - Office - WholeBuilding - Lg Office - CZ1-3 Infiltration 1 Only last 2 lines before error line shown..... 33435 189.1-2009 - Office - WholeBuilding - Lg Office - CZ1-3 Infiltration 1, !- Name 33436 , !- Zone or ZoneList Name * Severe * IP: IDF line~33436 Error detected in Object=ZONEINFILTRATION:DESIGNFLOWRATE ...

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@Antop I edited the title of your question from the generic message you get when any error happens in E+ to the specific severe error listed in the file. Hopefully this will allow others to find the answer if they hit this same error.

aparker's avatar aparker  ( 2014-12-15 09:28:41 -0500 )edit

@Antop In general, to read this kind of file to find the error, you want to be looking at the LAST error in the list - that's the one that caused your simulation to crash. Anything marked with Severe needs to be fixed. Anything marked with a Warning can be ignored, if you determine that the warning isn't important to your simulation.

Benjamin's avatar Benjamin  ( 2014-12-15 12:01:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-12-13 16:02:23 -0500

This is the key part of the error:

Object=ZONEINFILTRATION:DESIGNFLOWRATE, name=189.1-2009 - OFFICE - WHOLEBUILDING - LG OFFICE - CZ1-3 INFILTRATION 3 * ~~~ * Field [Schedule Name] is required but was blank

Which means you have an infiltration object with no schedule. There are 2 ways to set the infiltration schedule.

  1. Set it on the infiltration object directly

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  1. Set the infiltration schedule in the schedule set that covers the space type in question. In your case, it looks like it would be the schedule set for the space type 189.1-2009 - OFFICE - WHOLEBUILDING - LG OFFICE The infiltration schedule that is set here will cover all the infiltration objects in all of the spaces of this space type.

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