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how does tracer study work?

Question asked by Dan Hofstetter on May 14, 2013
Latest reply on May 14, 2013 by Jared Conway

Hi all,

 

I saw the tracer study in the HVAC module demonstrated a while ago, and was wondering if it is really necessary for the work I am doing.  I am running transient simulations to determine the amount of time needed to reduce a gas contaminant to a low level (100 ppm for example).  It seems that the best thing I can do for this is to run a steady-state simulation with a zero contaminant concentration, then have the contaminant gas "appear" (time-dependent concentration) and run the simulation until it is all gone.  Is this essentially what the tracer study does?

 

Thanks,

 

Dan

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