Anyone who bears responsibility for the operation of an electrical system on an industrial site knows that there are many day to day challenges and questions which can arise. Where are specific electrical loads fed from? What is the redundancy arrangement? What are the protection settings for circuit breakers or switches? One resource that will help answer all of these questions is a model of your electrical network system.
Premium Power’s Active Network Management and Analysis Service allows for rapid access to a modelled simulation of your electrical system for power analysis studies. This is especially helpful whenever the site is subjected to any changes affecting the electrical network. Once the new (or proposed future) network data is applied to the model, (subject to data availability and development stage of the model) electrical safety, reliability and design projects can be fast-tracked. This modern approach to electrical engineering helps:
An electrical model is a mathematical description of specific electric system components, formatted using software tools for use of ‘what if’ tests and simulations to predict the response of the electrical system under various conditions. Electrical models are generally used at acquisitions or design stage, but applying active network management throughout the life cycle of a facility can bring many benefits.
Electrical models provide a snap shot in time of what can be a continually changing system. By keeping the model up to date and mirroring the actual electrical system, the electrical network model can be a valuable asset in ensuring the efficiency, reliability and safety of an electrical system. The ability to accurately analyse an electrical network depends heavily on the accuracy of the network model.