[TRNSYS-users] Compressed air storage

David BRADLEY d.bradley at tess-inc.com
Fri Oct 20 10:08:26 PDT 2017

Ghady Dib,

  If Type164 is not appropriate to what you are trying to do then you 
may need to write your own model of the compressed air storage. The 
model could be implemented in Excel, Matlab, or EES if you do not want 
to develop it within TRNSYS's native environment.

kind regards,


On 10/20/2017 10:33, Ghady Dib via TRNSYS-users wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am new to Trnsys and I am finding some problems about the choice of 
> my component. In fact the project that I am working on is to compress 
> air using liquid piston chambers in order to store it in a reservoir.
> I created a new component for the compressor but I want your help to 
> find the best component choice for the reservoir. In fact I want to 
> represent normal reservoir to store the compressed air.
> With an initial pressure and volume, the reservoir pressure will 
> increase step by step due to the connection between the reservoir and 
> the compressor (mechanical valve). So I want to store the compressed 
> air in that reservoir and be able to represent its pressure, 
> temperature and volume in function of the simulation time.
> At the outlet of the compressor, I have the air volume (that will 
> enter the reservoir), its pressure and temperature.
> I tried to use the “Compressed Gas Storage, Type 164 “but I didn’t 
> succeed to have any results. And I don't think the components of 
> ''Thermal storage'' (Type 4, 10, 38, 39, 60) can be helpful for my 
> design.
> Thank you in advance.
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