First step in curve generation is to select appropriate parameters from the dropdown menu. These inputs define the DX Coil Type, Curve Type, Independent Variable and the Units type. The choices available for each input parameters are described in the following table. Once these input parameters are selected the tool read in the values and automatically populates labels for each of the independent and dependent variables. The labels guide users to enter the data for each variable in the corresponding worksheet input range. Two sets of input data are required for curve generation: Rated, and Performance Data.

DX Coil Type |
*Cooling*: Applicable for DX cooling coil single speed; *Heating*: Applicable for DX heating coil single speed; *Other*: Applicable for any equipment that use the three curve types |

Independent Variables |
Temperature and Flow |

Curve Types |
*Biquadratic*: Capacity and EIR as a function of temperature; *Cubic*: Capacity and EIR as a function of flow fraction or temperature; *Quadratic*: Capacity and EIR as a function of flow fraction |

Units |
*IP*: Temperature in degF, Capacity in kBtu/h, Power in kW, and Flow in CFM; *SI*: Temperature in degC, Capacity in kW, Power in kW, and Flow in m/s |

Curve Object Name |
This input is optional. This string is appended to the default curve object name, or if left blank the default curve object name will be displayed. A curve object is named is created by concatenation as follows: (User-specified curve object name) + “DXCoilType” + one of: [“CAPFTEMP”, “CAPFFF”, “EIRFTEMP”, “EIRFFF”] |

## Inputs[LINK]

First step in curve generation is to select appropriate parameters from the dropdown menu. These inputs define the DX Coil Type, Curve Type, Independent Variable and the Units type. The choices available for each input parameters are described in the following table. Once these input parameters are selected the tool read in the values and automatically populates labels for each of the independent and dependent variables. The labels guide users to enter the data for each variable in the corresponding worksheet input range. Two sets of input data are required for curve generation: Rated, and Performance Data.

Cooling: Applicable for DX cooling coil single speed;Heating: Applicable for DX heating coil single speed;Other: Applicable for any equipment that use the three curve typesBiquadratic: Capacity and EIR as a function of temperature;Cubic: Capacity and EIR as a function of flow fraction or temperature;Quadratic: Capacity and EIR as a function of flow fractionIP: Temperature in degF, Capacity in kBtu/h, Power in kW, and Flow in CFM;SI: Temperature in degC, Capacity in kW, Power in kW, and Flow in m/sDocumentation content copyright © 1996-2020 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and the Regents of the University of California through the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. All rights reserved. EnergyPlus is a trademark of the US Department of Energy.

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