Allow user to specify VRF condenser type in OpenStudio

asked 2017-01-18 10:34:43 -0500

dalin_si's avatar

updated 2017-01-19 05:05:33 -0500

From the EnergyPlus documentation, AirConditioner:VariableRefrigerantFlow have a field named 'condenser type', but in OpenStudio documentation, there is no such field for AirConditionerVariableRefrigerantFlow.

So I just wonder, are there some methods to change to water cooled condenser, so that I can add it into a condenser water loop?

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does someone give me some advice or any information about that?

dalin_si's avatar dalin_si  ( 2017-01-20 09:02:06 -0500 )edit

As far as I can tell you can't right now. No matter what I tried, I cannot add the VRF unit to a plant Loop, even after using a trick to force it to be water cooled (vrf.setString(56, "WaterCooled")). I think you need to create an EnergyPlus Measure for this. @Kyle Benne, can you confirm?

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2017-01-25 01:41:21 -0500 )edit