Module of the Month: Arc Flash
Arc flash – one thousand amps or more of electricity arcing uncontrolled through the air as it seeks a path to ground. Intense radiant heat vaporizes everything in its way. The violence from this event ranges from destroyed equipment to casualties.
ETAP can assess arc flash hazards and incidents faster and easier than competitor software. With ETAP, engineers have greater flexibility to simulate and evaluate arc flash mitigation methods to protect personnel and equipment from worst-case arc flash energy levels.
Arc Flash Software Key Features:
- Arc flash study based on IEEE 1584a 2004
- Arc flash study in compliance with NFPA 70E 2000, 2004, & 2009
- 1-phase, 3-phase, & UPS arc flash hazard calculations
- Arc flash in enclosed & open air equipment
- Work permits & arc flash data sheets and arc flash labels
- Automatically determine the Arcing Fault Clearing Time
- AC motor arc flash current decay handling
Using a fully functional arc flash analysis program is the best way to protect people and equipment. However, for informational purposes only, an ETAP Arc Flash Calculator is available online.
Focus On: ETAP Automation Europe
Based in the Netherlands, ETAP Automation was established to provide sales and support of ETAP and ETAP Real-Time to our customers and partners throughout Europe.
The new office expands ETAP Automation’s ability to offer local sales, support, and training services to its fast growing base of customers and prospects in the region.
Preceded by growth into the Middle East, India, and North America, ETAP is increasingly supportable through its growing global network.
The new ETAP Automation office in Netherlands is located at:
ETAP Automation B.V.
Hoekeindsehof No 6
Tel: + 31 10-522-4878
Fax: +31 10-522-4879
ETAP 101 Training – An Opportunity to Learn About ETAP in One Day
ETAP 101 is a one day training session designed to teach non-users and new ETAP customers all the functionalities of the latest version of ETAP. At an ETAP 101, attendees learn about the capabilities of the latest software version such as Project Management and Merge, Wind Turbine Models and Libraries, and a Low Voltage Grounding System among many others.
Each course is taught by an experienced and certified ETAP power systems engineer who is able to answer any questions a new or prospective user might have. ETAP 101’s are held all over the globe. Find one near you by clicking here or request that an ETAP 101 comes to your city by filling out this training request form.
ETAP Partner Program Welcomes Its Newest Members
Welcome to our newest partners under the growing ETAP Partner Program. ETAP continues to expand its work with qualified Solution Providers and System Integrators. For further information on ETAP’s Partner Program, please see http://etap.com/partner-program/partners-overview.htm.
New Solution Providers
Erdevel Europa (Saudi Arabia) – Erdevel Europa has a full range of services including generator inspection, maintenance and overhauling such as excitation systems, instrumentation and control system inspection, modification and upgrades. Erdevel Europa utilizes ETAP in the system protection field and has done case studies for the Southern Province Cement Company. http://www.erdevelpower.com
New Systems Integrators
Wunderlich-Malec (US) – Wunderlich-Malec ranks on Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies list and is a GSA Schedule holder for professional engineering services and manufacturing. http://www.wmeng.com
SAS Power Systems (UAE) – A leading provider of customized power and automation secondary systems, and power distribution equipment, SAS Power Systems can supply high voltage protection and automation systems, power system studies and field services in power transmission & distribution secondary systems. http://www.saspower.com
KTCI (UAE) – Established in 2004 in Dubai, KTCI is a leading professional solution provider, system integrator, supplier and contractor of SCADA, embedded solutions, power and metering, safety systems and industrial automation systems. http://www.ktci.ae
Control Engineering (US) – Control Engineering is based in Southern California, but has handled projects in many different countries. They have experience in SCADA systems, PLC programming, Real-time monitoring, Load Flow, Arc Flash, Coordination and mitigation for electrical systems. http://www.controlengineering.com
New Dual – Solution Provider & System Integrators
CAPSIM (France) – CAPSIM excels at power systems simulation and integration – engineering services for power system analysis based on ETAP solutions. Experience includes 400 kV to LV power network design (Load flow Short circuit, harmonics, etc.) for ITER’s power supply. http://www.capsimulation.com
inoLECT (US) – inoLECT, LLC was recently formed from two companies, LAPTEC (Louisiana Power Technology) and Solution Packaging, to provide complete integrated electrical system solutions for clients in the power generation, utility, and industrial and electrical engineering fields. inoLECT clients include BASF and Georgia Pacific. www.inolect.com
SEI Group (US) – SEI Group offers customers, such as government agencies and commercial organizations, products and services in solutions, energy technologies, and Infrastructure. SEI delivers its products and services via A-E sustainable design, engineering-procurement-construction, design-build, construction management, inspection, and operations & maintenance. www.SEIGroupinc.com
ETAP 11 Preview
The next version of OTI’s critically acclaimed software, ETAP 11, is soon to be released. ETAP 11 will feature new and enhanced modules that have significantly upgraded the capabilities of Arc Flash, Load Flow, Variable Frequency Drive, Cable, Device Coordination, & Wind Turbine Modeling among many others.
ETAP 11 Beta Testing
Here is your chance to gain access to the latest capabilities of our award winning power system software before its general availability. Two hundred users will be given the opportunity to use a full featured ETAP 11, including all modules, for 45 days. You’ll have access to the all new features of every ETAP module in order to be able to work on any type of project. Your feedback on our software will be greatly appreciated.
To add your name to the interest list, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your contact information and existing ETAP serial number (located in Help/About).
Please note, you must have a current, valid ETAP license to qualify.
ETAP Nuclear Utility User Conference
The 11th Annual ETAP Nuclear Utility User Conference has been scheduled for June 21-23, 2011 at the ETAP Learning Center in Irvine, CA. This conference is open to any and all ETAP users licensed as nuclear users.
The ETAP Nuclear User Symposium will be held at the same location the next day on Friday, June 24, 2011.
ETAP has increased its market share within the U.S. nuclear generation plant market to 94%. In addition, ETAP is also being used more internationally in nuclear generation sites.