Plant Model - Environment

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This page is for Build 137 or later. For Build 136, please see Plant Model 9.3 - Environment.


Introduction

This tab page on the Plant Model Access Window has a number of parameters that the user may either set or read for environment settings.

To access these tags in PGM or Model Procedure (MP) files, please see Plant Model Class.

Tag (Long/Short) Input / Calc Description / Calculated Variables / Options

Project Configuration Temperature & Pressure

(NOTE: The temperature and pressure values can only be changed via the Project Configuration (cfg File) command prior to loading of project, except for the standard temperature and pressure which has been hardwired.)
NormalTemp / NormT Display Normal temperature specified in the configuration file.
NormalPress / NormP Display NormalpPressure specified in the configuration file.
StandardTemp / StdT Display Standard temperature, hard wired to 25°C.
StandardPress / StdP Display Standard pressure, hard wired to 101.325 kPa.
ProjectMinPress / PrjMinP Display Minimum project pressure specified in the configuration file.
ProjectMaxPress / PrjMaxP Display Maximum project pressure specified in the configuration file.
ProjectMinTemp / PrjMinT Display Minimum project temperature specified in the configuration file.
ProjectMaxTemp / PrjMaxT Display Maximum project temperature specified in the configuration file.

Ambient and Environment Conditions

Environment...
Elevation Input Elevation above sea level, used to calculate the atmospheric pressure.
AtmPressure / P Calc US Std Atmosphere Calculation

Ambient atmospheric pressure is calculated as a function of altitude using correlations from the 1976 US Standard Atmosphere model. The ambient pressure is calculated from;

[math] \begin{align} \text{Absolute Pressure, }P & =101325 \left(1 - 2.255772*10^{-05}\,h \right)^{5.255876}\,\, [Pa]\\ h & = \text{Altitude above sea level} \,\,[m] \end{align} [/math]

NB ambient pressures in weather report data have been corrected for altitude and are not the actual pressures (see environmental models for more detail).

AmbientTemp / T Input The Ambient Temperature. The ambient temperature is used by some models, e.g. Environmental Heat Exchanger - loss to Ambient
AirWetBulbTemp / AirWetBulbT Input The Ambient Wet Bulb Temperature. The ambient wet bulb temperature may be used by some models, e.g. the Surface Area (ASHRAE) method in the Evaporator sub-model.
AirDensity Calc Ambient Dry Air Density: an ideal gas density calculation using the ambient atmospheric pressure and the user input ambient temperature (see environmental models for more detail).
WindSpeed Input The average wind speed
WindDirection Input The wind direction.
RelativeHumidity Input The relative humidity of air. 100% humidity = fully saturated. 0% = no water in air.
Latitude Input The latitude for the location of the Plant.
EvaporationRate Input The average evaporation rate for the location of the Plant.
RainfallRate Input The average rainfall rate for the location of the Plant.
Air...
State Display Feedback information to show if gaseous components are present in the project.
species 1 Input If a gaseous species is present in the project, it will be available here to define the environmental air composition on a mass basis.