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SAVINGS DEMONSTRATION SOFTWARE FOR Windows™

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VERSION 5.0

User’s Guide
FEATURING

ENERGY RECOVERY VENTILATORS

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E R V alue

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1. Please read all of the instructions before installing ERValue. 2. User should close all programs before installing ERValue. 3. ERValue and QuickCalc are the property of Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. Copyright © 1993 - 2007 Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. All rights reserved. 4.Photocoping or reproducing this guide or the software in any form without prior written consent from Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. 5. Mitsubishi Electric Company and Mitsubishi Electronic & Electronics USA, Inc. shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein, nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the furnishing, performance or use of this material. The entire DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY is provided with the installation software. 6. The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. 7. The images on the screen and pictures in this guide may vary slightly.
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Ventilation rates and ERV selection 5 .Heating equipment selection Main menu Main menu > Spec Sheets Main menu > Utility > Convert units Main menu > Options > Input/Display Main menu > Options > Show preheater Buttons QucikCalc Overview Settings Psyc Chart E R V alue 4 4 5 -8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 -26 27 SM MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA.Project / operating conditions 2 .Contents Overview Features of this software System information Setup Setup Getting Started ERValue Overview Settings 1 .Cooling equipment selection 6 .Utility rates 4 . Page 3 . INC.Weather City 3 .

INC. Page 4 . A QuickCalc feature is included to provide detailed inlet and outlet air flow conditions.Overview E R V alue SM Features of this software This software allows users to compare the energy costs of ventilation airflow under two conditions: 1 – Unconditioned ventilation air. 2 – Conditioned ventilation air using Lossnay. System information System requirements (minimum): •Windows •Operating system : Win 98SE/ME/2000/XP •Disk space: 80 MB •RAM: 64 MB or greater •CDROM Drive MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. ™ ERValue summarizes the energy usage and approximate cost differences between the Lossnay™ Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) and unconditioned ventilation air for various building use conditions and weather locations.

Setup E R V alue SM Insert the CD in the CDROM Drive. enter “D:\Setup.exe” and click OK. INC. If this Autorun screen does not automatically appear. click on Start>Run. Page 5 . Click Next MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. “D” represents the letter of your CDROM drive.

Setup (cont) Read the entire License agreement. Page 6 . E R V alue SM Click I accept Click Next MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. INC.

Changes can be made by clicking < Back Click Next MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. Click Next Review the summary of Current settings. Page 7 .Setup (cont) E R V alue SM The default directories can be changed by clicking Change. INC..

Page 8 . Click Finish MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA.Setup (cont) E R V alue SM Setup will complete the installation. INC.

> ERValue_4.2Beta> Launch ERVAlue_4. INC.Getting started Launch ERValue E R V alue SM Launch the program from: Start>Programs> Mitsubishi Electric and Electronics. Inc.2Beta Click Agree Welcome to the ERValue main window MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. Page 9 .

System 2 – No ERV takes in outside air directly to the conditioning equipment. then conditions the air. There is no building load. Loads and operating costs of the two systems are then calculated and compared using the Utility rates data. There is no energy recovery in the air stream. operating conditions and utility rates. INC. Weather City Operating Conditions Utility rates Operating Conditions System 1 – With ERV Lossnay™ ERV Outside air Heating/Cooling Conditioned Space System 2 – No ERV Ventilation fan Heating/Cooling MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. the weather (Weather City) and the cooling and heating equipment selected (Cooling) (Heating). The ventilation air is conditioned based on the operating conditions (Project/Operating Conditions).With ERV takes in outside air. Only the ventilation air is considered in this analysis. E R V alue SM System 1 . Each hour of the year is calculated. A summary of energy usage and costs are given under each system. Page 10 . passes it through a Lossnay™ Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV). The equipment operates (according to the schedule) for the time required to remove the latent and sensible load in the ventilation air stream. based on the weather conditions (outside air).ERValue overview ERValue compares two ventilation airstreams into a conditioned space.

INC.ERValue Settings There are several areas where settings are required: 1 Display / change operating conditions 2 Display / change weather city E R V alue SM 3 Display / change utility rates 4 Display / change ventilation rate and ERV 6 Display / change heating equipment 5 Display / change cooling equipment MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. Page 11 .

Project/Building Settings E R V alue SM Select a Project/Building to set the operating conditions. The weather city and utility rates are those selected on the main window when the project is saved. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. Page 12 . Selecting a new Project will update the weather city and utility rates.1. INC. The three additional lines will appear in the project report under the Project/Building description.

2. INC.Weather City E R V alue SM Select a city for the weather conditions to be used in the calculation. Page 13 . MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA.

Page 14 .3. Edit and save an existing rate. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. INC.Utility rates E R V alue SM Choose a utility description to set the utility rates. Enter a description and utility rates for that description to set a new utility rate description.

INC. If the ventilation required is higher than the highest equipment rating. increase the systems needed.4. The bottom part of the dialog gives a summary of the ERV unit specifications (per unit). The Suggest System button will attempt to match your ventilation flow requirements to an equipment capability. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA.Ventilation rate / ERV E R V alue SM Choose a total ventilation flow requirement and an ERV model. Page 15 .

Cooling equipment E R V alue SM Select the equipment to be used in the cooling mode. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. System 2 will use the same equipment.5. Page 16 . INC.

System 2 will use the same equipment. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. Page 17 .6. INC.Heating equipment E R V alue SM Select the equipment to be used in the heating mode.

Page 18 . Their function is the same as the program button. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA.Main menu E R V alue SM The Settings menu duplicates many of the buttons on the program window as menu items. INC.

pdf files. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. INC. Select the equipment file to display. Page 19 . and display a file selection dialog for * .Menu > Spec Sheets E R V alue SM The Spec Sheets menu button will run Adobe Reader.

Example: Enter DB = 64 DegF.Menu > Utilities > Convert units E R V alue SM Unit conversion is a utility program for converting units. Page 20 . Do not use for system design. Press the Calc RH button. Calculations are ideal gas law approximations. DB and WB DegC are calculated. It is not connected to ERValue or QuickCalc. INC. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. Result: The RH is calculated. WB = 52 DegF.

INC.Menu > Options > Input /Display E R V alue SM Sets the temperature and humidity units for ERValue and QuickCalc. Page 21 . MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA.

( only bottom of window shown) The preheater is positioned before the ERV outdoor inlet and operates below 14 DegF.No ERV does not have a preheater option. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. INC.With ERV. System 2 . It maintains 14 DegF at it’s outlet (the outdoor air inlet to the ERV).Menu > Options > Show Preheater E R V alue SM Show preheater expands the main program window to display the input preheater on System 1 . The right side summary gives the lowest outdoor temp during operation and the resulting preheater Kw/h to maintain 14 DegF at the preheater outlet. Page 22 .

Provides a graph of the yearly energy usage.Opens the ERV and ventilation selection dialog. INC. Print . Calculates energy usage for each hour of the year using the operating conditions .Starts the QuickCalc program. weather data and utility rates. Provides detailed ERV operation for specific conditions.ERValue buttons E R V alue SM Calculate .Provides a printed report of the ERValue calculation.Provides a screen and printed report of the ERValue calculations. Graphs . Select System . Report . Quick Calc .Produces the output summary. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. Described under item 4 .ERValue Settings. Evaluates the ERV inlet and outlet conditions. Page 23 .

Outside air Exhaust air * OA Lossnay ERV EA Lossnay™ ERV SA Supply air RA Return air Return air Outside air Supply air * Exhaust air EA conditions can be determined from the psychrometric chart display. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. ventilation rate and max/min weather conditions. The initial conditions are taken from ERValue Project/Operating conditions. Page 24 . INC.QuickCalc Overview E R V alue SM QuickCalc calculates inlet and outlet air conditions for the ERV.

QuickCalc Settings E R V alue SM Main menu . Input Conditions .Room air (RA) . Air flow rates must fall within ERV limits. the winter and summer conditions are initially set to the max and min weather conditions experienced during the calculation. They can be changed. INC.If ERValue calculated a result.Winter and summer conditions are initially set from ERValue Project settings. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. Page 25 . Air flow rates must fall within ERV limits.Outside air (OA) .Menu options are the same as ERValue. Input Conditions .

Provides a Psychromatic diagram of the ERV process. Graphs . Calculate .Sets the temperature and humidity units for ERValue and QuickCalc. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. Options . Page 26 . See ERValue options Psyc Chart .Provides a graph of the yearly energy usage..Opens the ERV and ventilation selection dialog.QuickCalc Settings (cont) E R V alue SM Select System . Calculates air stream conditions for the ERV.Produces the output summary.Provides a printed report of the ERValue summary calculation and the Psychromatic chart. INC. Displays the preheater process if the preheater is enabled in ERValue. Described under item 4 .ERValue Settings. Print .

Both windows can be moved on the desktop. and should not be used for design calculations. if that option is enabled in ERValue > Menu > Options > Show preheater. The chart is based on ideal gas law approximations. The Value readout window will display the values corresponding to the mouse cursor position on the psychromatic chart. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA. Page 27 .QuickCalc Psyc Chart E R V alue SM The Psychrometric diagram shows the ERV process and the inlet preheater. INC.

Suwanee Road Suwanee. Slim are registered trademarks of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. Inc. .E R V alue SM SAVINGS DEMONSTRATION SOFTWARE FOR Windows™ Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA. Georgia 30024 Phone: 678-376-2912 . HVAC Advanced Products Division 3400 Lawrenceville .1-UG-1097 Lossnay and Mr.FAX: 678-376-2881 ERV1.