Posts Tagged ‘Electrical software’

Softwares for Power System Analysis

March 13th, 2013 | 5 Comments | Posted in Electrical software
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The Need

As technological advancements have been made, we are now able to design our experiments in a better manner. One such advancement is the usage of simulation in the case we can’t conduct the practical experiment. Furthermore, it serves as a good feasibility assessment tool. The cost of prototyping and development of certain complex systems is costly. The role of simulation is to mimic the experiment in a virtual model. All major functions and actions are defined through algorithms and mathematical values. In this manner, it is possible to predict the outcomes of a complex experiment via a computer based simulation model. So as the systems increase in size & complexity the need for computer simulations becomes necessity to work efficiently & effectively.

The purpose of writing this post is to introduce Professional Engineers/students with different software that are available for Power System Analysis (PSA). All of the software’s listed below have some unique features that make them different from the other.

Now let’s take a look at some simulation softwares and their usage.

ETAP

Softwares for Power System Analysis 1

Used primarily for power system simulation, the main attributes of this software are:

  • Real time data management
  • Model design for electrical power systems
  • Customizable features

It has a great diversity of users from power consultants to high level designers. The most common software that ETAP offers is ETAP Power Management Software which is developed keeping the needs of the Engineers under consideration. This software aids in better, smart & flexible designs.

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Power losses reduction in electrical distribution

June 29th, 2009 | 46 Comments | Posted in Electrical distribution, Electrical software
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Reducing power losses by optimizing equipment locations

power-losses

 Do you realize that power losses in a electrical installation could represent up to 7 %  of the electrical consumption ?

LV cables and transformers are the most contributors to these operating losses, around 95 % as shown here below

 

 

 

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New design software for electrical installation

June 1st, 2009 | 35 Comments | Posted in Electrical software
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I have found a new electrical software on Internet: Simaris Design Basic. It is a software for electrical installation calculation: short-circuit calculations, cables sizing and protection devices choice and settings. This is a new version. I knew the old version of this software – 1.5, which is not available any more.

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Is BIM going to change Building Design ?

May 21st, 2009 | 8 Comments | Posted in Electrical distribution, Electrical software
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Part 2 : Is BIM going to be the next revolution in building electrical design? (read part 1 here)

BIM concept (Building Information Modelling) is also promoted out of the US through building SMART International (formerly International alliance for Interoperability, IAI)  which recommends a data standard for BIM: IFC (Industry Foundation Classes). I heard about projects requiring BIM design in Northern Europe…

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