What's New

ETAP 16 Release

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ETAP 16.0 Model-Driven Power System Design & Operations Software expands on immersive system modeling and comprehensive simulation capabilities.

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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 Models

  • Blazing performance up to 80 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

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 14.1 Release

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ETAP 14.1 is the latest upgrade to the 14 series and includes important enhancements based on the industry’s latest demands such as multi-language output reports and arc flash labels.

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ETAP 14.1 Release Updates

  • PD Settings Reports in Excel & Crystal Report - New
  • Enhanced Arc Flash Analyzer
  • Enhanced Short Circuit Analyzer
  • Thermal Withstand Duty Evaluation for IEC Standard
  • Amendment to British Standard - BS 7671: 2008-A3
  • Updated IEC 60364-5-52 LV cable sizing standard
  • Updated Library Data
  • Enhanced U/G Raceway Systems Alignment Tools
  • Enhanced Harmonics Alert View
  • Revised Protective Device library models
  • License Manager Installation enhancements
  • Enhanced Conversion from SKM® and EasyPower® to ETAP

Multi-Language Output Reports & Arc Flash Labels

French,  Italian - New
English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean & German

ETAP Real-Time

  • Multistate element colors & symbols
  • General Measurements Alarming
  • Enhanced Quick Navigation & Toolbar layout
  • Transformer Tap Control
  • IEC 61850 - Support up to 125 devices per data collection concentrator
  • CSV Driver Communications
  • Electrical & Non-Electrical Control Commands
  • Real-Time Continuity Coloring
  • ILS - Load Shedding Sequence-of-Events Recording

Customizable Reports

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

AGC Enhancements

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

ETAP 14.0.0 Release

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The ETAP Research & Development Team is pleased to announce the release of
ETAP 14 Release Software.

ETAP 14 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.

Graphics & Database

ETAP Foundation - New

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

One-Line Diagram

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

Auto-Build - New

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

Datablock - New

  • 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 - New

Theme Manager - New

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

Composite Network - New

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

Libraries

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

Relay

  • Current & voltage input
  • Device parameters
  • Base current (lbase) - New
  • 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 - New

  • 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 - New
  • Identify & alert modeling issues - New

Short Circuit Result Analyzer - New

  • View results of multiple studies in one glance
  • Compare & analyze study results
  • Determine worst-case duty violations
  • Easily identify over duty devices

Arc Flash

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

DC Arc Flash

  • Iterative method solution for Solar Systems - New

Star - Protection & Coordination

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

Star Auto-Evaluation: Protection & Coordination - New

  • Automated evaluation of zones for overcurrent protection & coordination
  • Reference Rule Book for evaluation
  • Automated display of TCC curves & equipment damage curves
  • Automatic selection of worst case fault location
  • Tabular & graphical presentation of evaluation results
  • Interactive result viewer
  • Summary of protection & coordination evaluation results
  • Study result report in spreadsheet format
  • Scenario and Study Wizards
  • Graphical Screen Capture

Contingency Analysis - New

  • 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 - New
  • Sheath & Armor induced voltage - New
  • Underground Thermal Analysis
  • Maximum cable length based on voltage - New

Cable Ampacity & SizingNew

  • NF C 15-100 (French)
  • IEC 60502

Motor Dynamic Parameter TuningNew

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

Motor StartingNew

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

Transient Stability

  • Advanced numerical methods - New
  • 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 - New

  • EMTP-RV
  • PSCAD

Star - TCC View

  • Time Difference
  • Crosshair
  • Screen Capture - New
  • Label auto-layout - New
  • Low-Voltage Trip Device
  • Low-Voltage Circuit Breaker Override - New

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

System Communications

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

Data Captures & Notification - New

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

Unit Commitment - New

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

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 - New

  • 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

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