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EMS Sensor Output Variable invalid name

asked 2019-04-02 01:15:43 -0600

aysuek gravatar image

updated 2019-06-05 12:09:01 -0600

I am trying to model a switchable glazing that is responsive to external environmental changes, specifically to the changes in solar irradiance levels. I am getting this error:

 ** Severe  ** Invalid Output:Variable or Output:Meter Name =SURFACE OUTSIDE FACE INCIDENT SOLAR RADIATION RATE PER A
   **   ~~~   ** Entered in EnergyManagementSystem:Sensor=WIN_2_SOLARIRRAD
   **   ~~~   ** Output:Variable Name not found

My object is as this:

EnergyManagementSystem:Sensor,
    Win_1_SolarIrrad,        !- Name
    Block1:Zone1:Wall_1_Window_1,  !- Output:Variable or Output:Meter Index Key Name
    Surface Outside Face Incident Solar Radiation Rate per Area;  !- Output:Variable or Output:Meter Name

Could you help me sorting the output variable name?

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answered 2019-04-03 15:32:15 -0600

updated 2019-04-03 16:31:16 -0600

You error is referring to the EMS Sensor named "WIN_2_SOLARIRRAD" -- you had pasted an example of a different EMS Sensor named "Win_1_SolarIrrad" (which seems to have input fields defined correctly). From the end of the first line showing the severe error, you have set the Output:Variable or Output:Meter Name input field to

SURFACE OUTSIDE FACE INCIDENT SOLAR RADIATION RATE PER A

when this should be set to

SURFACE OUTSIDE FACE INCIDENT SOLAR RADIATION RATE PER AREA

to match the approach of the correctly defined EMS Sensor named "Win_1_SolarIrrad".

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thank you, problem solved!

aysuek gravatar imageaysuek ( 2019-04-03 18:44:25 -0600 )edit

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