Cold Storage Refrigeration Modeling

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Cold Storage Refrigeration Modeling

Postby JesseVoss » Wed May 09, 2018 6:30 am


I'm looking for a software tool to model a refrigeration system for a cold storage facility. I need to create a baseline then model a VSD retrofit to the compressor. I have used Equest before but the refrigeration version doesn't have any wizard and requires a lot of details on the existing system and I'm not a refrigeration expert. Is there a simpler quicker tool that one can use to model the refrigeration system that includes a wizard? I'm really looking for a simple tool to model the energy consumption, not looking for any design orientated tool. Any help would be appreciated.

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.

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Re: Cold Storage Refrigeration Modeling

Postby Luis Sousa » Fri May 11, 2018 4:25 pm


As far as I know its not possible to model walk-in freezers in the current DesignBuilder v5.

But this is possible in EnergyPlus. See link below: ... ergy-plus/


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