Power Systems Study Specification for Short-Circuit, Arc Flash and Coordination Studies
The user group meeting started at 5:30 PM with snack and beverages and an opportunity to network with fellow SoCal ETAP users, ETAP engineers and a number of ETAP users which were in town for a 5-day ETAP workshop.
The presentation, which started a 7:00 PM, started with identifying the scope and specification requirements that are critical to the success of power system study including short circuit, arc flash and protective device coordination studies. SoCal User Group Meeting.
It continued with pointing out that no matter who is performing the studies, the power systems study specification must define the detailed requirements for each type and phase of the study.
In addition, the study specification must spell-out the particulars of how the system data is validated and the type of studies to be conducted. Lastly, the study deliverables should be carefully outlined and completed.
The presentation ended by discussing the essential key aspects that need to be evaluated before a bid can be provided:
- Data collection requirements
- Availability of the data
- System modeling methods
- Capability of the analysis methods and tools used to perform the studies
- Compliance with standards & guidelines
- Study deliverables & report details
A complimentary copy of a sample power system study specification was provided to the attendees on a USB flash drive.
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