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Fatal Error- "GetSysAvailManagerInputs: Errors found in input. Preceding condition(s) cause termination"

asked 2016-10-05 13:53:11 -0500

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updated 2016-10-18 14:26:44 -0500

Hi All, I have a fatal error with my EnergyPlus Modeling. Please see error details below for error details. I don't know where to look at and edit "GetSysAvailManagerInputs". Can you please help me fix this issue? Thanks so much in advance for your help! Please feel free to let me know if you need more information form me regarding the energy modeling.

Thanks again!

* Severe * GetSysAvailManagerInputs: AvailabilityManager:NightCycle="AHU-1 AHU/1 NIGHT CYCLE OPERATION" invalid Control Zone or Zone List Name="<select zone="">" not found. * Fatal * GetSysAvailManagerInputs: Errors found in input. Preceding condition(s) cause termination. ...Summary of Errors that led to program termination: ..... Reference severe error count=1 ..... Last severe error=GetSysAvailManagerInputs: AvailabilityManager:NightCycle="AHU-1 AHU/1 NIGHT CYCLE OPERATION" invalid Control Zone or Zone List Name="<select zone="">" not found. *** Warning: Node connection errors not checked - most system input has not been read (see previous warning). *** Fatal error -- final processing. Program exited before simulations began. See previous error messages.


*** ===== Final Error Summary ===== *** The following error categories occurred. Consider correcting or noting. *** Nominally Unused Constructions *** ..The nominally unused constructions warning is provided to alert you to potential conditions that can cause *** ..extra time during simulation. Each construction is calculated by the algorithm indicated in the HeatBalanceAlgorithm *** ..object. You may remove the constructions indicated (when you use the DisplayExtraWarnings option).


*** EnergyPlus Warmup Error Summary. During Warmup: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors. *** EnergyPlus Sizing Error Summary. During Sizing: 137 Warning; 1 Severe Errors. *** EnergyPlus Terminated--Fatal Error Detected. 152 Warning; 1 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 04min 19.72sec

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Any luck? as am having the same issue

designbuilderknowledge gravatar image designbuilderknowledge  ( 2016-10-14 05:46:05 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-10-18 20:08:23 -0500

Interesting. The example file 5ZoneDDCycleonAny also has no control zone input (last entry not entered)

AvailabilityManager:NightCycle,
 VAV Sys 1 Avail,         !- Name
 SysAvailApplicSch,       !- Applicability Schedule Name
 FanAvailSched,           !- Fan Schedule Name
 CycleOnAny,              !- Control Type
 1,                       !- Thermostat Tolerance {deltaC}
 7200.;                   !- Cycling Run Time {s}

The IDD calls for these inputs. Note that this object states only 6 inputs are required, not 7. Try entering the name of the zone you want to use to test zone conditions for when the AHU should turn on.

 AvailabilityManager:NightCycle,
   \min-fields 6
 A1 , \field Name
 A2 , \field Applicability Schedule Name
 A3 , \field Fan Schedule Name
 A4 , \field Control Type
 N1 , \field Thermostat Tolerance
 N2 , \field Cycling Run Time
 A5 ; \field Control Zone Name
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