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Is there a working OpenStudio model with an ice tank / storage?

asked 2015-07-21 09:31:35 -0600

updated 2015-07-21 10:08:43 -0600

Dear All,

I was wondering if there is a working OpenStudio model available, where Ice Storage is used to store heat at night time and use it during peak load time.



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answered 2015-07-21 10:07:42 -0600

updated 2015-07-21 10:13:07 -0600

The EP object ThermalStorage:Ice:Detailed was just added to OS 1.8.0, have you tried that? You can also use the three EP IceStorage example files for reference. These are part of the EP installation at:

C:\Program Files\OpenStudio 1.8.1\share\openstudio\EnergyPlusV8-3-0\ExampleFiles

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Thanks Matt! I am transitioning to the E+ ecosystem from ESP-r and I am not yet familiar with all the resources available. Thanks again for your help!

dsfakianakis's avatar dsfakianakis  ( 2015-07-22 08:02:08 -0600 )edit

No problem, that's what the site is for.

MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2015-07-22 08:20:24 -0600 )edit

I tried importing the .idf ice storage example files in OpenStudio but I get the error "File is not valid to draft strictness". Does that mean that it contains data and/or components that cannot be mapped in OpenStudio at this time?

dsfakianakis's avatar dsfakianakis  ( 2015-07-22 15:35:59 -0600 )edit

Yes, only EP objects and object fields that are supported in OS can be imported. Moreover, only geometry, schedules, constructions, and loads can be imported to OS at this time.

I meant that you could open the example IDFs in the EP IDFEditor as a reference for how to configure your system.

MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2015-07-22 16:01:04 -0600 )edit

OK cool! Thanks for the info!

dsfakianakis's avatar dsfakianakis  ( 2015-07-23 09:09:47 -0600 )edit

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