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SmartPlant Electrical (SPEL) Interface


SmartPlant Electrical (SPEL) Interface Software ETAP
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SmartPlant Electrical is developed by Intergraph, as a complimentary product to its suite of SmartPlant tools. It is a highly flexible tool that handles large amounts of electric power system data. SmartPlant Electrical, has comprehensive equipment data sheet templates, schedule templates, one-line diagrams, and customizable default libraries.

The ETAP-SPEL Data Exchange Interface provides data synchronization between ETAP and Intergraph’s SmartPlant Electrical (SPEL). This bidirectional interface allows joint users to utilize ETAP for design, analysis and automation, and then integrate that data into SPEL to increase electrical efficiency for the construction, operation, and maintenance for the life cycle of the plant.


SmartPlant Electrical (SPEL) Interface Key Features


  • Import data from a SPEL-published XML file
  • Export data into an XML file for importing into SPEL
  • Import cable library data from a SPEL-exported Microsoft database
  • Export cable library data to a Microsoft database for importing into SPEL
  • Data mapping between SPEL equipment and ETAP elements
  • Synchronization of the ETAP cable library with the SPEL cable reference

The SPEL XML file contains the electrical data for equipment and connectivity information in the SPEL project. The ETAP data exchange interface uses information available in SPEL to add, modify, and delete elements. The interface not only auto creates one-line diagrams, it also facilitates multiple data transfers (synchronization) between ETAP and SPEL. As a result, data in ETAP and SPEL are kept consistent without going through the time-consuming manual process of recording additions and modifications in both systems.

The ETAP-SPEL cable library data synchronization is bridged by a Microsoft Access database. Users can import or export ETAP project cable library data into or from the Microsoft Access database using the ETAP Lib Utility. Through the SPEL Lib Utility, users can also export or import cable library data into or from the Microsoft Access database.