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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


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


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


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.


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
Building Type: 
Subsystem Level
Free To Try
Last Software Update: 
15 October 2015
Last Entry Update: 
24 September 2018
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