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Simulated Domestic Hot Water (DHW) Draw Profile

To evaluate advanced domestic hot water (DHW) systems performance, generating and implementing realistic domestic hot water draw profiles are many times required in unoccupied homes. There are different types of hot water draw profiles and controls mechanisms listed below for testing different components of interest in the entire hot water system.

Domestic Hot Water (DHW) Draw Profile Generation

There are several types of domestic hot water draw profiles that can be generated. The research engineer needs to carefully decide the right type of DHW profile fits into the application.

Domestic Hot Water (DHW) Draw Profile Implementation

Hot water draw profiles can be created by automatically opening/closing or modulating the hot water valves on one or two fixtures such as kitchen sink, bathtub faucet, shower head or laundry room clothes washer wall box.