5. September 2013 10:41
Mining is a very CAPEX-intensive industry. Large investments are made in very remote areas and often deep in the ground to win the materials. This drives the cost of equipment and labor up, making it imperative that miners seek effective ways to reduce development and operating costs. A particular focus is to reduce on-site labor and to rely more on remote support and even remote operating teams without sacrificing operational efficiency and plant availability.
The mining industry has seen enormous growth over the last few years due to an increased demand for minerals from booming economies such as China and India. Even now that the global economy has cooled down a little, the demand for the resources remains high, keeping commodity prices at healthy levels.
SmartPlant Electrical and ETAP offer a unique solution for the mining industry with engineering, design, validation of data, construction support, commissioning, and operations. Read the Powering the Mine white paper focusing on the electrical distribution system for mines.
Electrical systems are absolutely important in these installations, with demanding availability criteria of typically 99.8 percent. Electrical system breakdowns will immediately stop production, incurring huge costs and possibly endangering personnel.
A well-designed, well-maintained, and clearly documented electrical design is not only imperative for reasons of safety and cost, but it regulatory requirements typically specify that the electrical system is up-to-date. So designing a robust system using fully integrated tools to provide operational flexibility, reliability, and safety is essential. The system is then used to monitor and maintain the facility and provide for sustainable and safe operation throughout the life cycle of the electrical distribution system. Learn more.
22. August 2013 14:37
ETAP will be hosting four additional sessions of its highly-popular one-day seminars, “Design, Analysis, and Operation of Power Systems,” throughout Europe. The ETAP 101 seminar is a practical, day-long session for electrical engineers interested in learning about the newest generation of tools for the analysis, design, operations, optimization, automation and control of power systems.
The seminars will be held on the following dates and cities:
- October 15th - Copenhagen, Denmark
- October 17th - Helsinki, Finland
- October 21st - Bucharest, Romania
- November 18th - Genoa, Italy
Each seminar will be taught by professional ETAP instructors, and will cover timely topics facing members of the power engineering profession. Seating is limited, and sessions will be filled to capacity very quickly. To register, electrical engineers can visit the events section on etap.com and select the seminar of their choice.
6. August 2013 13:22
The 2013 ETAP Partner Conference and Rep Symposium was held on July 29th to August 2nd in Newport Beach, California and the ETAP Headquarters located in Irvine, California. The Partner Conference involved ETAP’s Staff, Partners, Customers, and Reps from around the world, who during the course of two days, joined in on a numbers of presentations, panel discussions, ETAP demos, and networking events. The Rep Symposium was beneficial to the many ETAP Representatives that provide sales and support for the 50,000+ ETAP licenses sold around the world. During the three day symposium, ETAP Reps were exposed to many facets of the company with the objective of providing them with all the necessary tools to help them succeed in the forthcoming year.
2. July 2013 13:42
On June 26th, 2013, ETAP provided a global webinar showcasing the ease of database conversion to ETAP. Some of the companies ETAP supports conversion from include: ESRI® ArcGIS, PSS®E, SKM®, Dapper®, EasyPower®, and Power Analytics™ / EDSA. Over 600 attendees listened in from all over the world during the two informative sessions. The webinar discussed how ETAP 12 has the added capability to provide the user with the benefit of no longer having to spend countless hours trying to manually import One-line diagrams and electrical data. Moreover, there is even the added capability to automatically map protective device settings and import already existing protection and coordination (TCC) curves.
- Direct import from various formats such as EasyPower, Excel, & SKM
- Automatic One-line diagram conversion based on original layout
- Import of user created coordination (TCC) curves into STAR
- Automatic protective device settings mapping
- Support for multiple One-line drawings & MCCs into composite networks
- Import of RAW data format for files created in various software such as PSS/E & Digsilent
6. May 2013 12:16
The ETAP 161 seminar is a practical half-day session on May 30th in Calgary, Canada. This seminar provides the opportunity to learn about the latest features and capabilities of ETAP power system software for the oil and gas sector. During this seminar an overview of predictive simulation and analysis solutions will be covered to enable petrochemical companies and other oil and gas sectors to protect their electrical systems and minimize downtime. The seminar will also cover ETAP Real-Time: Advanced Monitoring, Predictive Simulation, Event Playback, Energy Management, Fast Load Shedding, and Intelligent Substations that are all part of the complete power management solution from ETAP.
If you are interested in this event please click here.