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How to control the outcome of Chiller IPLV, so that it is as desired?

asked 2018-10-12 04:49:58 -0500

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updated 2019-02-28 05:57:39 -0500

I have been working on expanded .idf files to fix the iplv value for chillers, but I have noticed that the values only come close to the desired iplv value and needs subsequent iterations for correction. This is a problem for cases where the simulations take a lot of real time. Is there a way to enter the correct exact coefficient that gives the desired output ?

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answered 2019-02-27 22:36:35 -0500

I understand that iterations would be necessary to adjust results of a simulation. The chiller IPLV can be changed by adjusting the chiller performance curves. Others have done this in a spreadsheet prior to the simulation. If you are using the simulation to determine the IPLV for the current performance curves then you can minimize the time a simulation takes by performing only a design day simulation and use a 1 hour time step. The calculation of IPLV does not need an annual simulation. Use only 1 SizingPeriod:DesignDay to speed up the simulation time.

Timestep,1;

SimulationControl,
  Yes,                     !- Do Zone Sizing Calculation
  Yes,                     !- Do System Sizing Calculation
  Yes,                     !- Do Plant Sizing Calculation
  Yes,                     !- Run Simulation for Sizing Periods
  No;                      !- Run Simulation for Weather File Run Periods
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