Chilled water temperature set-point reset based on outdoor air temperature and its cooling energy performance in an office building

Young Jun Lee, Sung Hyup Hong, Jong Man Lee, Yeo Beom Yoon, Jong Min Choi, Kwang Ho Lee

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Abstract

In this study, the cooling energy performance of two strategies for controlling ChWT (chilled water temperature) are compared: the conventional control strategy of constantly fixing ChWT and the OAT (outdoor air temperature) compensation control strategy that adjusts ChWT according to the changes in OAT. OAT compensation control strategy was modeled and realized based on Appendix G of ASHRAE Standard 90.1. It was confirmed that applying OAT compensation control strategy can significantly reduce chiller energy consumption, which accounts for the largest portion of total cooling energy consumption. It was found that the difference in total cooling energy consumption between applying the conventional control of constantly fixing ChWT to 6 °C and applying the OAT compensation control was approximately 8 % and 3 % during spring (March to May) and summer (June to August), respectively. Additionally, during the fall (September–November) period, about 7 % of total cooling energy consumption could be saved.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • AHU (air handling unit)
  • Chilled water temperature set-point
  • Cooling energy
  • Outdoor air temperature compensation control
  • VAV (variable air volume)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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