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ETAP 16 Series

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ETAP 16 Model-Driven Power System Design & Operations Software expands on immersive system modeling and comprehensive simulation capabilities.

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Version Release Date Literature
16.1 Mar 23, 2017 View
16.0 Jan 21, 2016 View
 

Multi-Language Edition - Localized

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Korean
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Italian*
  • Turkish*

*Output Reports

Cable Capacity Sizing - IEC 60092

  • Size Power Cables based on IEC 60092 - Electrical Installation in Ships & Marine Vessels
  • Line Conductor Sizing
  • Consider Short-Time Duty
  • Selectable Annex B for General Installations
  • Enhanced Reports and Cable Manager

Datablock

  • New Intelligent Device Settings Datablock
  • Auto-update Device Functions & Settings
  • Export One-Lines and Datablocks to AutoCAD™ (DXF) Drawing Files

System Elements

  • Motor Operated Valve Dynamic Voltage Limits
  • Enhanced Overhead Line Impedance Calculations
  • Enhanced IEC Fuse Ratings

Short Circuit

  • Export Short Circuit Analyzer results to MS Excel
  • Consider IEC Fuse Test PF and X/R for Short Circuit Device Duty Evaluation

User-Defined Dynamic Model (UDM)

  • Blazing performance up to 50 X faster
  • Enhanced Result Visualization with Multi-Scope
  • Math functions with Multiple Inputs
  • Enhanced Timer Integration
  • Customizable Events for Test Routines
  • New Generic Load Test Routines
  • Go-To blocks for Internal and External UDM Communication
  • C# Scripting using MIMO Function Blocks

UDM Libraries

  • New IEEE 421.5 Models
  • AC Rotating Excitation Systems AC1C-2016, AC2C-2016, AC3C-2016, AC4C-2016, AC5C-2016, AC6C-2016, AC7C-2016, AC8B-2005, AC8C-2016, AC9C-2016
  • Static Excitation SystemsST3A–421.5-2005, ST5B –421.5-2005, ST5C –421.5-2016, ST6B –421.5-2005, ST6C –421.5-2016, ST7B –421.5-2005, ST7C –421.5-2016
  • DC Excitation SystemsDC1A-2005, DC1C-2016, DC2A-2005, DC2C-2016, DC3A-2005, DC3C-2016, DC4C-2016
  • WECC Approved UDM Exciter ModelsBBSEX1,EXAC1A, EXELI, IEEET1, REXS, SCRX, UEL1-2005, UEL2C-2016
  • Governor Models DEGOV1, DT, GAST, GGOV1, HYGOV, HYGOVDD,HYGOVLL, HYGOVPID, HYGOVSPH, TGOV1, ST, UG8
  • Power System Stabilizer Models PSS2B-2005, PSS2C-2016, PSS3B-2005, PSS3C-2016, PSS4B -2005, PSS4C-2016
  • Energy Storage Models ESS1 and ESS2

Wind Turbine Generator

  • New Control Block Test Routines
  • New Complex Terminal Voltage Input Blocks
  • Complex Terminal Current Output Blocks

Transient Stability

  • Line to Line & Line to Line to Ground fault actions
  • Consider MOV Dynamic Voltage Limits
  • Enhanced Generator Excitation Systems

Expanded Engineering Libraries

  • Verified & Validated Libraries Included with Release
  • Download Verified Libraries from ETAP HelpDesk

Enhanced Modules

  • Data Exchange (DataX)
  • Underground Raceway Thermal Analysis
  • Dynamic Parameter Estimation & Tuning (DPET)

ETAP 14 Series

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ETAP 14 series takes advantage of new 64-bit architecture, graphical foundations & numerous productivity tools to deliver unmatched speed, intelligence and reliability and increase productivity by at least 50 percent.

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Version Release Date Literature
14.1 Jan 21, 2016 View
14.0 Sept 8, 2015 View

ETAP 14 series offers powerful rule-books, result analyzers, and automated evaluation tools to reduce engineering time, enforce standards, ensure design integrity, and optimize system operation.

 

Graphics & Database

ETAP Foundation

  • 64-bit architecture
  • Local SQL database
  • System Manager & docking

One-Line Diagram

  • High-resolution graphics
  • Alignment tools
  • Right-click menu
  • Graphical symbol selection
  • Graphical contouring based on results
  • Display options
  • Circuit Tracing

Auto-Build

  • Rule-Based creation of one-line
  • Automatic spacing & alignment rules
  • Automated voltage assignment
  • Spacing & voltage rule book

Datablock

  • Customize input data & study results
  • Display results, input, and/or tags
  • User-friendly options to display
  • User-defined templates
  • Share deliverables across organization

License Manager

  • Network license checkout
  • Virtual machine support
  • Keyless network licensing
  • License Manager options

Theme Manager

  • User-defined result format
  • Display / hide based on
    • Zoom level
    • Equipment type
    • Equipment state
    • Info annotations
    • Study results
    • Datablocks

Composite Network

  • Image presentation
    • Symbol
    • Pictures
    • Internal one-line
  • Unlimited connections
  • Customizable size

Libraries

  • 1000+ protective device models
  • Quickpick tabular views
  • Induction Machine Circuit Model
  • Multi-Function Relay
  • Low Voltage Solid State Trip, LVSST
  • Revised Protective Device library models

Relay

  • Current & voltage input
  • Device parameters
  • Base current (lbase)
  • Output interlocks
  • OCR & OLR functions

Data Exchange

SmartPlant® Electrical Interface

  • Bi-directional data exchange
  • Map attributes of SPEL with ETAP elements & properties using Universal Mapping

AVEVA Electrical Interface

  • Bi-directional data exchange
  • Map attributes of AVEVA Electrical with ETAP elements & properties using Universal Mapping

Import from Legacy Software

  • Built-in conversion tools
  • Automatically generate multi-layered one-line diagram
  • Import electrical data & protective devices
  • SKM PowerTools®
  • ESA EasyPower®
  • PSS/E®

Analysis Modules

Load Flow

  • Load Flow Analyzer
  • Adjustments based on negative tolerance
  • Identify & alert modeling issues

Short Circuit Result Analyzer

  • View results of multiple studies in one glance
  • Compare & analyze study results
  • Determine worst-case duty violations
  • Easily identify over duty devices
  • Enhanced Short Circuit Analyzer
  • Thermal Withstand Duty Evaluation for IEC Standard

Arc Flash

  • NFPA 70E 2015
  • Result Analyzer
  • Sequence-of-operation for IEC Arc Flash
  • Main & load protective device enclosure isolation
  • Conductor orientation correction factors
  • Enhanced Arc Flash Analyzer

DC Arc Flash

  • Iterative method solution for Solar Systems

Star - Protection & Coordination

  • AC Device Setting reports
  • DC Device Setting reports
  • Panel Device Settings report
  • DC short-circuit
  • Generator Excitation point
  • Generator Stator Damage Curve
  • Transformer Damage Curve
  • Motor Damage Curve

Star Auto-Evaluation: Protection & Coordination

  • AC Device Setting reports
  • DC Device Setting reports
  • Panel Device Settings report
  • DC short-circuit
  • Generator Excitation point
  • Generator Stator Damage Curve
  • Transformer Damage Curve
  • Motor Damage Curve

Star - TCC View

  • Time Difference
  • Crosshair
  • Screen Capture
  • Label auto-layout
  • Low-Voltage Trip Device
  • Low-Voltage Circuit Breaker Override
  • PD Settings Reports in Excel & Crystal Report

Contingency Analysis

  • N-1 & N-2 contingency assessment & ranking
  • Fast screening method to scan outage list
  • Multiple graphical outage lists
  • Automatic performance indices calculation
  • Summary report analyzer

Cable System

  • Cable insulation voltage stress
  • Sheath & Armor induced voltage
  • Underground Thermal Analysis
  • Maximum cable length based on voltage

Cable Ampacity & Sizing

  • NF C 15-100 (French)
  • IEC 60502
  • Amendment to British Standard - BS 7671: 2008
  • Updated IEC 60364-5-52 LV cable sizing standard

Motor Dynamic Parameter Tuning

  • Non-linear dynamic circuit models
  • Include rotor core loss, Rc
  • Save estimated results to library
  • Match actual MFR characteristic curves

Motor Starting

  • Individual bus and motor alerts
  • User Definable initial bus voltages 

Transient Stability

  • Advanced numerical methods
  • Enhanced open circuit machine modeling
  • More powerful automatic reference machine selection
  • Load Current Compensation for more exciter models
  • Improved salient pole synchronous machine modeling 

EMTP Interface

  • EMTP-RV
  • PSCAD
  • License Manager Installation enhancements
  • Enhanced Conversion from SKM® and EasyPower® to ETAP

Harmonics

  • Enhanced Harmonics Alert View

Multi-Language Output Reports & Arc Flash Labels

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Portuguese
  • Korean
  • German
  • French
  • Italian

ETAP Real-Time

Engineering Workstation

  • Localized SCADA views & configuration
  • Multistate breaker color & symbols
  • Communication failure display
  • Taglink alarming
  • Component flashing for abnormal states
  • Identify non-tagged components
  • Graphical WPF Views – control, pinning & flashing
  • Failed control identification
  • Alarm inhibition
  • Multi-state symbol coloring
  • Navigation & toolbar layout
  • Transformer tap control
  • CSV driver communications
  • Electrical & general control commands
  • Continuity & tracing coloring
  • Load Shedding Sequence-of-Events Recording

System Communications

  • IEC 61850
    • Sequence of Event reports
    • Buffered reports
  • Modbus TCP
    • Performance & data quality
    • Event based polling
  • DNP3
    • ence of Event reports
    • Class polling 0, 1, 2, 3
  • Automatic failure recovery
  • Connection status monitoring
  • XML based messaging

Data Captures & Notification

  • Sequence of events & waveform capture
    • General Electric
    • Schneider Electric
    • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
    • Electro Industries, Nexus
  • Vaisala weather service
  • Short Message Service, SMS

Unit Commitment

  • Real-Time validation & optimization
  • Forecast based commitment
  • Maintenance schedules

AGC Enhancements

  • Generator Maintenance Warning & Alarmss
  • Fuel Level Monitoring
  • Forbidden Operational Areas

Web Real-Time Consoles

  • Configurable GIS View
  • Enhanced Trending
  • Additional Component Library
  • Import GIS Views
  • Editable Gauge Component
  • Event Display on GIS Views

SCADA Viewer

  • OPC UA Client
  • WPF technology
  • Full WebRT features in a workstation software
  • Automatically import web views & ETAP models
  • WPF Designer
  • Control & alarm management
  • Improved simulation capabilities

Sequence of Events

  • Log operator events
  • Log operator logins
  • Enhanced WPF views
  • Automatic MongoDB replication
  • Customizable display and messaging
  • Linked to ETAP and SCADA Viewer
  • User-defined themes

SCADA Integrator

  • Metering device library
  • Auto configuration of communication device drivers
  • Auto-generation of communications tags
  • Alarm groups
  • Tag state groups
  • AGC enhancements

Intelligent Load Shedding

  • ILS Event Analyzer

Customizable Reports

  • ETAP SCADA & Web Report Viewer
  • Automatic Report Scheduler
  • Custom Report Designer
  • SQL - Real-Time & Historical Data Access

ETAP 12 Series

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The ETAP 12.0 is a complete program and does not require any previous ETAP installation. This point release is the latest in the ETAP 12 series and includes important updates based on the industry’s latest demands. ETAP continues to expand and enhance its capabilities based on the requirements of the industry.

Version Release Date Literature
12.6.5 Feb 13, 2015  
12.6 May 8, 2014 View
12.5 Sept 24, 2013 View
12.0 Feb 8, 2013 View

In ETAP 12.0, the Unbalanced Load Flow module was enhanced to simulate double open-phase faults. This enhancement is in response to the requirements for the nuclear generation plants to conduct single and double open-phase fault studies for their off-site power supplies.

 

Elements & Database

Auto-Connect

  • Automatic equipment connection mode
  • Automated selection of available pins
  • Auto connection to closest highlighted element
  • Auto Disconnect & Reconnect

Switching Device Interlock Enforcer

  • Auto enforcement of switching interlock logics
  • Automatic ‘pre’ & ‘post’ switching logic verification
  • Interlock based on circuit breaker positions or meter readings
  • Automatic interlock conflict checking
  • Ability to model cascade control of switching devices
  • Active monitoring of switching interlock violations
  • Switching plan validation against hazardous actions
  • Integrated operation with Switching Sequence Management

Cable Manager

  • Batch cable management
  • Customizable cable reports
  • Multi-cable sizing & shock protection evaluation
  • Intelligent search / filtering

Cable Systems

  • Automatic cable sequence impedance calculation
  • Cable Constants
  • Cable Armor thermal calculation
  • Cable Sheath thermal calculation
  • Calculations based on BS 5467, BS 7671 & IEC 60364s

Multi-Language Support

  • Interface & Help File in six languages:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Output reports in seven languages:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • German
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Photovoltaic (PV) Panels

  • Discrete DC PV panel element
  • Constant current source modeling
  • Model individual PV panels
  • Detailed modeling considers string cables & combiner boxes
  • AC & DC system analysis
  • Extensive Manufacturer / Model library
  • Modeling based on P-V & I-V curves

License Borrowing

  • Network license checkout
  • License Borrowing Manager
  • Flexible License Borrowing duration
  • License Configuration Utility

Polyline Textbox

  • Freehand polyline shapes & styles
  • Graphically define revision boundaries
  • Dynamic textbox object
  • Save with OLV Templates

Data Exchange - DataX

  • Legacy program conversion to ETAP
  • Automatic one-line creation
  • Protective device library mapping
  • Convert using native file formats
  • Built-in conversions for SKM® Dapper® & Captor, PSS®E, EasyPower®

Project Merge

  • Multi-user project management
  • Parallel ETAP project development
  • Self contained snapshots of the parent & branch projects
  • Merge Base & Revision Data
  • Merge TCCs Views

Transformer

  • 2W & 3W buried Delta transformer
  • Calculation of zero sequence based on test data
  • Core & Shell type construction
  • 3L, 4L & 5L models

Engineering Libraries

  • New Verified & Validated library data
  • 4,800 newly added library devices:
    • Circuit Breakers
    • Trip Devices
    • Cables
    • Relays
    • Fuses
    • Harmonic Source

Analysis Modules

Interharmonics

  • Interharmonic modeling & simulation
  • Perform voltage flicker limitation studies
  • Interharmonic distortion indices: IEC 61000-4-7
  • Handling of harmonics up to 250thorder
  • Automatic interharmonic frequency generation
  • Auto harmonic spectrum generation: IEEE 519
  • Adjustable harmonic current base
  • Adaptive Newtown-Raphson method

Open Phase Fault

  • Series fault or open phase condition modeling

Load Flow

  • Adaptive Newton-Raphson method
  • Fast convergence for systems with negligible impedance
  • Handling of transmission series compensation

AC Arc Flash Analysis

  • 3 & 1-Phase Arc Flash Sequence-of-Operation
  • Graphical display of protective device trip sequence
  • Verification of device duty prior to arc flash calculations
  • Enhanced source protective device capability
  • Enhanced Arc Flash result analyzer
  • User-defined incident energy correction factor
  • Enhanced display of results on the one-line diagram

DC Arc Flash Analysis

  • Maximum power method
  • Stokes & Oppenlander method Paukert method
  • Determine incident energy
  • Assess arc flash protection boundary
  • Customize arc flash labels
  • DC Arc Flash result analyzer

ETAP Real-Time

Power System Monitoring & Simulation

  • Predictive simulation from web clients
  • Dynamic alarm notification
  • Enhanced web dashboards
  • Geospatial HMI views with real-time data

Unified Architecture

  • Web-based visualization & control
  • Thin client support via IEC 62541 standards
  • Secured communication for web clients

Intelligent Fast Load Shedding

  • Breaker failure detection & management