IES and Daikin develop VRV plug-in for VE 2012

Integrated Environmental Solutions and Daikin UK have developed a plug in for VRV systems that is fully integrated with IES Virtual Environment 2012 to deliver advanced modelling for heat-pump and heat-recovery VRV systems. Daikin’s heat-recovery VRV systems can achieved energy-efficiency levels of greater than 10, offering a significant step towards the goal of zero heat rejection.

The software enables architects and engineers to accurately predict an entire system’s efficiency in situ from the outset of a project — helping to ensure that systems meet energy-efficiency legislation and the requirements of Building Regulations while reducing the risk of over-specification.

The IES plug-in converts all 2-pipe and 3-pipe VRV options and can be used throughout a project — from planning through concept, schematic and detailed design, through to commissioning and operation.

Full thermal dynamic simulations give annual loads, power input and efficiencies that can be used to demonstrate system efficiencies in compliance with Part L. Various configurations can be compared.

VRV systems can be sized automatically, and indoor and outdoor units selected on the basis of a building’s heating and cooling loads.

As an IES accredited training partner, Daikin can run training sessions in customers’ premises and training centres across the country. Trained users can download the plug-in from Daikin’s web site.

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