How to integrate a Thermal Energy Storage in DesignBuilder?

asked 2018-01-06 06:50:59 -0500

Aly gravatar image

updated 2018-01-07 08:53:07 -0500

I want to integrate a Thermal Energy Storage (TES) to a Primary/secondary water cooled chiller system. Is this possible to be done through DesignBuilder version 5?

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I usully adopt two solution for this: the first fast and which can run in DesignBuilder and the second more appropriate but need manual modification in EnergyPlus IDF. The first consist in represent your TES with a FluidToFluid Heat Exchanger with assigned Loop volume (autosize loop volume + equivalent TES volume). The second follow the first but improve with a substitution in EnergyPlus of the HeatExchanger:FluidToFluid with a ThermalStorage:ChilledWater:Mixed (the equivalent in cooling of the WaterHeater:Mixed "hot water buffer"); review object class connections names to the new allocation.

Marco Furlani gravatar image Marco Furlani  ( 2018-01-08 12:04:38 -0500 )edit