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Title: Revised Heating Load Line Analysis: Addendum to ORNL/TM-2015/281

The original heating load line analysis of ORNL TM-2015/281 was modified to incorporate two adjustments of (1) removing mechanical ventilation and (2) resizing the heat pump units based on new criteria. This resulted in a lowering of the HLL slope factor from the originally rounded 1.3 level to 1.15 in DOE Region IV and V while leaving unchanged the zero-load ambient at a rounded value of 55 F. For the other four DOE regions, the zero-load ambients dropped by 1 to 2 F from those found earlier and the rounded HLL slope factors ranged from 1.05 to 1.3. The average rounded HLL slope factor over all six DOE regions is 1.15. Effects of the revised slope factor on rated HSPFs (Region IV) for single- and two-capacity units dropped from 16% in the original work to 12.6% in this report. For VS units, the HSPF reductions of 14 to 25% in the original report were lowered to a range of 9 to 21%. As in the original report, for VS units that do not limit minimum speed operation below 47 F ambient, the average HSPF reduction for the cases evaluated is approximately the same as for single- and two-capacity units. Formore » VS units that do limit minimum speed operation below 47 F ambient, the lower 1.15 slope factor of this report generally results in small overpredictions of rated HSPF by 1 to 3% compared to functional HSPF. An exception is minimum-speed-limited VS units where the minimum speed COP at 47 F is higher than that at 62 F; one such unit was found to have an HSPF overprediction of over 14% with the 1.15 HLL slope factor level. For such VS exception cases, a default HSPF penalty should be considered. For the more typical VS units that limit minimum speed operation, use of a 1.15 slope factor for rated HSPF was found to still acceptably limit the HSPF error. If slope factors lower than 1.15 are used for HSPF ratings, some means should be considered to appropriately derate the HSPFs for VS units which limit minimum speed operation below 47 F ambient.« less
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Report Number(s):
BT0400000; CEBT002
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
42 ENGINEERING heat pump; HSPF; ratings; residential; variable-speed; northern-climate