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Humidifier:Steam:Gas workaround

asked 2018-12-06 10:09:52 -0500

Ruth Urban's avatar

updated 2018-12-06 13:03:36 -0500

OpenStudio has an electric humidifier but not a gas humidifier, best I can figure out. I see documentation on this: "Humidifier_Steam_GasFields Class Reference." Does that mean that the infrastructure for writing an OpenStudio measure exists, or would I have to write an EnergyPlus model?

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answered 2019-03-20 14:35:05 -0500

Ruth Urban's avatar

Since no one else answered this--I am fairly confident the answer is "no"--I wound up modelling an electric humidifier and then doing a calculation outside of the simulation to approximate a natural gas humidifier.

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You're correct.,As of OS 2.7.1 the HumidifierSteamGas class has not been wrapped so that it's available for OpenStudio measures. However, one could write an EnergyPlus Measure to swap instances of HumidifierSteamElectric objects to gas.

An easy way to determine whether a class has been wrapped is to do a search in the SDK Model Docs.

MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2019-03-20 21:41:27 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the suggestion!

Ruth Urban's avatar Ruth Urban  ( 2019-03-25 09:54:09 -0500 )edit

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