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Thermal Energy Storage: missing features in OpenStudio

asked 2015-05-19 15:08:14 -0500

updated 2015-05-19 20:45:38 -0500

thermal storage, solar hot water and heat recovery in my view are important applications. Testing what is implemented in OpenStudio so far, however, with WaterHeater:Mixed, the following interfaces seem to be missing:

+ Source Side Inlet Node Name
+ Source Side Outlet Node Name

I have not found any means in OpenStudio to specify these nodes.

For thermal storage applications, more objects in OpenStudio would be desirable, such as:

+WaterHeater:Stratified
+WaterHeater:HeatPump
+ThermalStorage:Ice:Simple
+ThermalStorage:Ice:Detailed
+TemperingValve

Are there any plans to include more of these objects in future releases ? What's the support for these features among OpenStudio users ?

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There may be an IDF measure for this.

__AmirRoth__ gravatar image __AmirRoth__  ( 2015-05-19 20:46:03 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-05-19 15:22:02 -0500

The OpenStudio developers maintain a spreadsheet of the requested and planned HVAC system objects here. More general planned features are shown here.

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The summaries of planned features are excellent! Does anyone know if there is something similar for E+ feature development?

bryane gravatar image bryane  ( 2015-06-02 16:01:38 -0500 )edit

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