Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The objective of this ETAP Tutorial is to illustrate the basics of creating and building a single-line diagram in ETAP Software. It will be discussed here on how to add power system elements to the one-line view (OLV). ETAP provides a user-friendly, Graphical User Interface (GUI) for creating one-line or single-line diagrams. This makes ETAP easy to use, allowing its users to save time in modeling and focus more on the analysis.

However, power system modeling should not be taken for granted. Please remember that the one-line or single-line diagram serves as the backbone for all power system studies, including power quality related simulations. It is very important to construct a model close to, if not similar to the actual power system under study. This is to generate reliable and accurate study results. As the familiar saying in system modeling goes, “Garbage IN, Garbage OUT”.
One-Line Diagram
Sample One-Line Diagram
After finishing this ETAP Tutorial, one should be able to familiarize the basic steps in creating a one-line diagram using the ETAP software. This knowledge is the starting point for all types of power system studies (e.g. power quality).

Creating a One-Line Diagram

Link 1: PDF Tutorial

ETAP Tutorial Outline:
Ø  Creating a New Project
Ø  Adding Elements to the OLV
Ø  Connecting Elements
Ø  Adding Elements into a Network
Ø  Adding a Protective Device

Link 2: Play Video below

ETAP Website

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

very intersting software.thanks sir

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I am a Professional Electrical Engineer with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. My interest is in Power Quality, Diagnostic Testing and Protective Relaying. I have been working in an electric distribution utility for more than a decade. I handle PQ studies, power system analysis, diagnostic testing, protective relaying and capital budgeting for company projects.