ETAP Project Merge increases engineering design quality, consistency, productivity & accelerates project schedules.
ETAP 11 release contains a project merge platform that allows the project manager to combine multiple dependent databases into one master project file.
A parallel workflow now allows the project team lead to receive completed work from team members and merge their work into the master electrical model. The project merge platform gives ETAP users the ability to modify, remove and/or expand the electrical model while working simultaneously and provides the tools necessary to quickly identify and merge updates and changes across multiple derived projects.
Project Merge allows synchronization of electrical data from time current coordination curves, engineering data revisions, and one-line changes from multiple derived projects to the master project.
The Project Merge Sync Wizard compares the differences between scenarios of the same project and allows the project manager to accept or reject any changes detected during the synchronization process. The project team lead can easily task the design team to multiple substations to build the one-line, collect system data and perform system studies such as short circuit, load flow, coordination and arc flash per substation and then finally bring all the information together into one common model without losing any of the man-hours.
Project Merge Key Features
• Multi-user management of project merge
• Parallel ETAP project development
• Self-contained snapshots of the parent & branch projects
• Merge Base & Revision Data
• Merge elements & Star TCC Views
ETAP T&D Technology Demonstration Sessions at Distributech Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio,Texas
ETAP will be participating at the Distributech Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, January 24-26.
We look forward to presenting ETAP T&D software and ETAP Real-Time™ Distribution at our technology demonstration sessions. Visit ETAP at booth 1327.
• Distribution Power System Planning & Analysis using ETAP T&D
Tuesday, Jan 24th – 1:00pm
Wednesday, Jan 25th – 2:00pm
• ETAP Real-Time™ Distribution Management System (DMS)
Tuesday, Jan 24th – 4:00pm
Wednesday, Jan 25th – 3:30pm
• Grid-Scale Renewable Energy Modeling & Simulation using
Wednesday, Jan 25th – 1:00pm
Reserve your seat for ETAP Technology Sessions
Distributech is one of the world’s largest conference and expositions focused on power distribution and power management. Conference sessions include topics such as Smart Grid Operations, Substation Automation, Distribution Automation, and Transmission / Renewable’s.
ETAP DC Arc Flash Module Presentation at IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop in Daytona Beach, Florida
Mark your calendar for IEEE’s Electrical Safety Workshop in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 30 – February 3. Visit us at booth 217 and learn more about what ETAP has to offer in electrical safety including the new ETAP DC Arc Flash module.
The new NFPA 70E 2012 version includes a new annex section (Annex D.8) dedicated to the direct current incident energy calculation. The ETAP DC Arc Flash Module includes three different calculation methods. This allows the engineer to compare DC Arc Flash incident energy values and decide which method yields the most accurate results.
ETAP Low Voltage User Group Launches in United Kingdom
The first ETAP LV User Group was successfully launched on January 18th.
Over 52 attendees participated in a live broadcast on the topic of “Modeling Low Voltage Railway Signaling Power Systems”.
Click here to view the LV User Group presentation.
The presenters included:
• Mr. Tahir Ayub, B.Sc MIEE, Network Rail, Senior E&P Design Engineer / ETAP LV User Group Chair – UK
• Dr. Massimo Mitolo, ETAP Senior Principal Electrical Engineer
• Mr. Tarek Gadd, PE, ETAP Senior Electrical Engineer
The ETAP LV User Group provides a conduit to steer the ongoing ETAP development in features, libraries and modules for the low voltage electrical systems design and operation for mission critical applications in a range of industries including:
• Railway Signaling
• Mission Critical Process & Manufacturing Plants
• Ships & Marine
• Spacecraft & Aircraft Power Systems
• Data Center
The main objective of this user group is to offer a technical forum to learn and share experiences on ETAP’s features and capabilities as well as to exchange views on standards and applications for the Low Voltage sector.
In addition to the above, the User Group promotes the development of training courses for LV ETAP users and acts as a foundation for the annual conference for attendees to share technical papers, exchange experience and further knowledge on the use of ETAP for LV systems.