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asked 2017-12-20 08:15:19 -0500

Fernando's avatar

updated 2017-12-20 11:14:10 -0500

I have a problem with a simulation. The error message that is displayed is as follows:

program Version,EnergyPlus, Version 8.4.0-832e4bb9cb, YMD=2017.12.20 13:50,IDD_Version 8.4.0
   ************* IDF Context for following error/warning message:
   ************* Note -- lines truncated at 300 characters, if necessary...
   *************  33927 PlantEquipmentOperationSchemes,
   ************* indicated Name=Circuito_Datacenter Operation Schemes
   ************* Only last 4 lines before error line shown.....
   *************  33928   Circuito_Datacenter Operation Schemes,  !- Name
   *************  33929   PlantEquipmentOperation:CoolingLoad,    !- Control Scheme Object Type 1
   *************  33930   Circuito_Datacenter Cooling Operation Scheme, !- Control Scheme Name 1
   *************  33931   ;                                       !- Control Scheme Schedule Name 1
   **   ~~~   ** Field [Control Scheme 1 Schedule Name] is required but was blank
   ** Warning ** IP: Note -- Some missing fields have been filled with defaults. See the audit output file for details.
   ** Severe  ** IP: Blank "required" fields found in input
   ** Severe  ** IP: Out of "range" values and/or blank required fields found in input
   **  Fatal  ** IP: Errors occurred on processing IDF file. Preceding condition(s) cause termination.
   ...Summary of Errors that led to program termination:
   ..... Reference severe error count=3
   ..... Last severe error=IP: Out of "range" values and/or blank required fields found in input
   ************* 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.
   ************* EnergyPlus Warmup Error Summary. During Warmup: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors.
   ************* EnergyPlus Sizing Error Summary. During Sizing: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors.
   ************* EnergyPlus Terminated--Fatal Error Detected. 1 Warning; 3 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min  1.40sec

Can someone help me?!

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@Fernando Pleas Tag the Program you using. Probably EnergyPlus.

Avi's avatar Avi  ( 2017-12-20 10:02:25 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-12-20 10:08:06 -0500

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Just as it reads you need to specify a schedule name for the Control Scheme Schedule Name 1 . Always on Discrete schedule might work here.

Out of the Input Output Reference : Field: Control Scheme <#> Schedule This alpha field contains the schedule name for the control scheme. This schedule consists of weeks and days, with the days containing “0 or 1” for each hour of the day. This binary schedule (0 for off, 1 for on) determines if the control scheme is operating for that hour of day or not. Examples of this statement in two different IDFs:

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