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Set-point tolerance in energyplus

asked 2020-05-19 16:08:22 -0600

Aly ElHefny's avatar

updated 2020-05-20 10:31:32 -0600

Hello everyone, Hope you are all well and in good health.

I'm wondering how can I change the set-point tolerance in energyplus. I mean by that the minimum or maximum temperature difference between an actual node temperature and the corresponding setpoint before a heating or cooling device would turn on or off. I Imagine it can be increased by an EMS but is there a way we can reduce it ?

May you all be safe in those times Thanks

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answered 2020-05-19 16:39:09 -0600

Hi, As far as I know there is no way to reduce it, because there is no tolerance: this is energyplus starting point. Instead, as you guess, it is possible to increase it, by EMS for sure . I hope this could help,


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Hello, thanks for your reply Yeah that's what I thought at first but for some reason the node SP difference seems not detected around 0.2 C or below.

Aly ElHefny's avatar Aly ElHefny  ( 2020-05-19 16:45:40 -0600 )edit

It could be a convergence temperature/load issue, depending on the equipment involved.

Ag's avatar Ag  ( 2020-05-22 16:01:32 -0600 )edit

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