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Past ETAP User Groups Events - 2014

 

 

Seoul Korea User Group – October 15, 2014 - User Group Meeting 2014 & ETAP 14 Seminar 


The Festival of Electrical Engineering in Korea “User Group Meeting 2014 & ETAP 14 Seminar”


The 10th user group meeting highlighted Seoul Data System Co., Ltd 20th anniversary as the exclusive ETAP representative in Korea. This year's user group meeting was held on 15th Oct, 2014 at the Renaissance Seoul Hotel, South Korea.
Attending ETAP users come from managers and engineers of Korea leading companies and institutions.
User Group Meeting 2014 was organized by Seoul Data System Co., Ltd. who represents ETAP in South Korea. The user group is a great networking and learning opportunity for ETAP users in Korea. . The event kicked off with a preview to the upcoming ETAP 14 release, case studies, ETAP & ETAP Real-Time exhibition. User topics included:

  • Guide for MV Motor protective relay setting using ETAP, Prof. Junggu Jang/KINGS: Korea International Nuclear Graduate School
  • Guide for MOV starting analysis using ETAP in Nuclear Power Plant, Sangyoun Byun, Deputy General Manager/KNHP-Central Research Institute
  • Guide for Transient Stability Analysis about Residual Voltage for Motor Bus Transfer Scheme, Kangwan Lee CEO/Deahwa Power Engineering Company
  • Guide for ETAP SIMULATION of Exciter Configuration, Kijun Jang CEO/Genex Engineering

Farrokh Shokooh, CEO and Mrs. Nikta Shokooh, CFO, from ETAP Headquarters in the USA attended the event; Prof. Jaechul Kim, Professor of Soongsil University/President of KIIEE,The Korean Institute of Illuminating and Electrical Installation Engineers, and Prof. Bonghee Kim, Professor of Myongji College/Technical Adviser of ETAP User Group Korea, attended and dignified the event.

Many ETAP users attended the event and and took the opportunity to discuss and share their ETAP experiences with other users ranging from solving open theoretical to exchanging knowledge about operational issues.

“We are very happy about another successful annual User Group Meeting ” said Bryan Youn, CEO of Seoul Data System Co., Ltd. “We will continue to hold the annual ETAP User Group Meeting as a place for electrical engineers to networking and learn”

MENA User Group – October 13, 2014 - ETAP 14 Advanced Features


ETAP's first-ever Middle East / North Africa (MENA) User Conference “ETAP 14 Advanced Features”


ETAP’s first-ever Middle East / North Africa (MENA) User Conference was held October 13 at the International Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The program featured case studies and technology presentations by ETAP personnel, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions that enabled customers to get answers to all of their technical questions. Presentations included:

  • ETAP 14 Technology (Farrokh Shokooh, ETAP CEO)
  • Integrated Approach of ETAP: From Modeling  to Operation (Shaikh Sahid Hossain)

 

The EMEA event attracted 85 attendees representing more than 50 companies, an excellent turnout for the inaugural user group event in the region.

Southern California User Group #46 – June 3, 2014 - How to Apply IEEE Standard 1584.1-2013

Southern California User Group #46 – June 3, 2014 - How to Apply IEEE Standard 1584.1-2013 Using ETAP Arc Flash Analysis SoftwareSouthern California User Group #46 – June 3, 2014 - How to Apply IEEE Standard 1584.1-2013 Using ETAP Arc Flash Analysis Software

 

How to Apply IEEE Standard 1584.1-2013 Using ETAP Arc Flash Analysis Software

No. of Companies Participating: 12





Practical application of an arc flash hazard analysis using ETAP arc-flash requires the proper determination of the system complexity, number of scenarios to be considered, impact of bolted short-circuit fault currents on protective devices, equipment segmentation considerations, and reporting / labeling guidelines to correctly configure the arc flash program functionalities.

IEEE 1584.1-2013 focuses on these items and this presentation will provide practical application examples and explain which software features need to be configured for different types of systems to follow these guidelines. Those individuals currently planning or performing arc-flash hazard calculations using power system analysis software will benefit by gaining a deeper understanding of the options in the program.

Houston User Group #29 - April 15, 2014 - Cable Thermal Analysis in Underground Raceway Systems

Houston User Group #29 - April 15, 2014 - Cable Thermal Analysis in Underground Raceway Systems Houston User Group #29 - April 15, 2014 - Cable Thermal Analysis in Underground Raceway Systems

 

Cable Thermal Analysis in Underground Raceway Systems (UGS)

No. of Companies Participating: 25






Cable derating analysis is an important part of power system design and analysis. When the goal is to design a new system, ETAP’s UGS module determines the proper size of cables to carry the specified loads. When performing the analysis of an existing system, this cable thermal analysis module examines cable temperatures and determines their ampacity.

Features:
  • Used to compute the effect of duct banks or conduits based on cable steady-state and transient temperatures
  • Allows direct-buried cable systems surrounded with soil as well as cables in conduits surrounded by a raceway (e.g. concrete) with different thermal resistivity than the surrounding soil
  • Neher-McGrath Method
  • IEC 60287 Method
  • Multiple loading conditions
  • Reports and Flags critical & marginal cable temperatures
  • Can handle multi-raceway systems and consider the effect of heat generated by neighboring cables and external heat sources

Houston User Group #28 - February 11, 2014 - ETAP Unbalanced Load Flow

Houston User Group #28 - February 11, 2014 - ETAP Unbalanced Load Flow

 

ETAP Unbalanced Load Flow

No. of Companies Participating: 25






Many applications in industrial and distribution systems require a robust and efficient power flow solution method. These systems have a relatively unbalanced nature.

The ETAP Unbalanced Load Flow Analysis Program calculates the bus voltages, branch power factors, currents, and power flows for individual phases throughout the electric power system. The module allows for swing, voltage regulated, and unregulated power sources with multiple utility and generator connections. It handles both radial and loop systems.

Features:
  • Unbalanced power flow
  • 1-phase & unbalanced 3-phase modeling
  • Open-Delta transformer modeling
  • Alert view to display critical & marginal limit violations
  • Multiple loading conditions
  • Global & individual bus diversity factors
  • Report individual phase & sequence voltage, current, & power

Saudi User Group #19 - March 18, 2014 - ETAP Arc Flash Analysis Program

Saudi User Group #19 - March 18, 2014 - ETAP Arc Flash Analysis Program - ETAP Transmission & Distribution New Development Features Saudi User Group #19 - March 18, 2014 - ETAP Arc Flash Analysis Program - ETAP Transmission & Distribution New Development Features

 

ETAP Arc Flash Analysis Program
ETAP Transmission & Distribution New Development Features

No. of Companies Participating: 37





ETAP Arc Flash Analysis Program


An arc flash incident in an electrical system has the potential for serious injuries and fatal consequences to personnel working on or near energized electrical systems. ETAP Arc Flash is a powerful tool which can be used to perform an incident energy study. The results of which are used to determine the minimum arc rating of the personal protective equipment (PPE); which must be worn by workers when performing hazardous tasks. ETAP Arc Flash can calculate the arcing current, arc fault clearing time, incident energy, and arc flash boundary for labeling the electrical equipment. ETAP Arc Flash is based on the equations and guidelines provided in IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E standards. The arc flash analysis program is a completely integrated module that solves multiple scenarios including minimum and maximum fault current levels to determine worst-case incident energy. It has many time saving tools, can print thousands of labels in a single click, and can graphically simulate faults and protective device behavior during arc fault conditions.

Features:
  • Arc flash study based on IEEE 1584 2002-2004-2009
  • Arc flash study in compliance with NFPA® 70E 2000, 2004, 2009, 2012
  • 1-phase, 3-phase, AC and DC arc flash analysis (including three DC AF analysis methods)
  • Arc flash in Enclosed and Open air equipment
  • Integrated with ETAP Short Circuit Analysis software ANSI / IEC
  • Integrated with ETAP Star protective device coordination software
  • Work permits and arc flash data sheets, and arc flash labels
  • Arc Flash Result Analyzer
  • Current Limiting Fuse (CLF) modeling
  • PPE Requirements Approval


ETAP Transmission & Distribution New Development Features

Description:
Keeping up with one of the main ETAP concepts: having one power system analysis platform to cover all type of power system studies and simulations; new developments for transmission and distribution (T&D) were introduced and demonstrated during this presentation. ETAP T&D combines generation, transmission, and distribution tools and makes them accessible to users.

Features:
  • Connecting the GIS World ETAP Analysis Tool
  • Instant analysis of millions of components
  • Access to T&D modules: Unbalanced Load Flow, Short Circuit, Time Domain Load Flow, Switching Optimization, Voltage Stability, Fault Management & Service Restoration, among other study tools
  • Interface with GIS MXD and ArcSDE SQL database
  • Tools for mapping GIS components and properties to ETAP
  • Multiple presentations: GIS Unique presentation and ETAP equivalent circuit presentations
  • Multiple zoom windows for GIS and ETAP Model presentations
  • Multiple zoom windows for GIS and ETAP Model presentations
  • Feeder sections defined statically from GIS
  • ETAP GIS Data Managers
  • Theme managers for global changes to layers and equipment