Detailed Switching Plans
In an electrical installation, operators are required to prepare detailed switching plans before making any configuration changes. A set of rules must be observed to ensure the safety of the installation, the network and the staff. Traditionally, operators work primarily with a paper copy of the facility’s one-line diagrams.
Automation Studio™ allows you to perfectly recreate the current facility’s one-line diagrams. To this static display, the simulation adds dynamic and color-coded representation of equipment and lines according to their status, as well as instruments and measurements. The operator can change the state of any operable component and observe the effect on the complete installation.
The simulator then calculates the continuous power flow, according to the load representation and the network’s initial state, entered by the operator. The effect of each action is immediately displayed. The entire plan can be validated step by step and alternatives can be tested, if necessary, prior to its implementation. This represents an excellent training platform for improving operator skills.
A rich set of diagnostic tools allows designers to quickly verify the quality of their diagrams. From simple methods such as, checking for free connectors, to more sophisticated ones, which confirm voltage level consistency in equipotential areas.