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Trane 700 Chiller Plant Analyzer

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TRACE 700 Chiller Plant Analyzer software saves time by allowing easy plant configuration comparisons with a detailed wizard. The program calculates the energy and economic effects of virtually any chiller plant configuration using load profiles generated based on location and pre-defined building types. The software uses the accuracy of the TRACE 700 calculation engine with basic user-defined inputs for cooling and heating peak loads, building type, and building location.

Expertise Required: 

General knowledge of HVAC engineering principles, building geometry, and the Microsoft Windows operating system

Audience: 

Engineers, architects, and contractors who design and analyze commercial HVAC systems/equipment for new and existing buildings; also energy consultants and utility companies; building technology researchers; state and federal agencies; colleges and universities

Input: 

Building design parameters; operating schedules; HVAC system configurations, equipment types, and control strategies; utility rates

Output: 

Display, print, graph, or export any of 61 monthly/yearly summary reports and hourly analyses, including system "checksums," system component selection, psychrometric state points, peak cooling/heating loads, building envelope loads, building temperature profiles, equipment energy consumption, and ASHRAE 90.1 analysis.

Strengths: 

Models many HVAC plant configurations and control strategies, including thermal storage and cogeneration. Documentation includes detailed online Help and a printed modeling guide. Experienced HVAC engineers and support specialists provide free technical support.

Major Capabilities: 
Life-cycle Analysis
Platform: 
Windows
Pricing: 
Free To Try
Last Software Update: 
15 October 2015
Last Entry Update: 
23 March 2016
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