Spray Pump power not showing on PV-A report

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I modeled a LEED building with a closed circuit cooling tower (fluid cooler) and spray pumps. I entered the SPRAY-KW/CELL value, and verified that it is listed in the INP file. However, my PV-A report displays 0.00 for Spray Pwr Per Cell. I do know that the program is taking into consideration the SPRAY-KW/CELL value because the Pumps & Aux energy changes when I enter 0 for spray pump power. USGBC has objected to the 0 value on the PV-A report, so can anyone suggest any solution for this issue? Is this a known bug in eQuest?

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Ritwik.

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Interesting - I'm observing the same behavior in an independent model. Detailed reports summary isn't providing any of the usual reporting insights, and after some prodding I can't find any less intuitive input combinations that engage this field in the PV-A report. This may well be a bug that needs to be ironed out for the next round of updates (fingers crossed!)...

I haven't had to explain this to a reviewer myself yet, but a backup plan from past experience: USGBC reviewers can be sometimes be satisfied by demonstrating your input exists and is being registered in the results, as you describe, with screenshots and an explanation that you cannot get the PV-A report to play nicely...

No guarantees though, definitely consider that a backup plan for if all else fails ;).

Does anyone else have a modeled fluid cooler with a non-zero spray pump result in the PV-A report?

~Nick
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Nick, Bill,

Thank you for your responses and for taking the time to look into this. I will use your suggestions and hopefully can convince USCIS.

Ritwik Kakati, LEED Green Associate

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