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Indirect evaporative cooler modelling in openstudio

asked 2024-03-20 21:00:56 -0500

tharaka's avatar

updated 2024-03-21 07:40:21 -0500

Has anyone modeled an indirect evaporative cooler research special in openstudio? How can we set the capacity of the evaporative cooler? I need to model an evaporative cooler with 9kW cooling capacity.

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answered 2024-03-22 04:50:39 -0500

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I have used it successfully, though it was a few years ago. You do not set "capacity" for this object / equipment since capacity varies greatly depending on the entering air conditions. Similarly, comfort is treated differently than for a mechanical cooling system. Rather, set airflow and fan power based on a criterion such as peak capacity and performance for your climate, then evaluate results / output to see if the system meets your goals.

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