Motor Starting Analysis

Motor Acceleration

Motor Acceleration Software

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ETAP Motor Starting Analysis software enables engineers to calculate motor acceleration time and the voltage impact of motor starting on electrical power systems.
Motor Modeling
The motor starting software is fully capable of starting individual motors or transitioning an entire electrical power system to another state.
The module enables engineers to thoroughly evaluate the impact of load changes to electric power systems.
Sequence-start a series of machines using static or dynamic models, operate Motor Operated Valves (MOVs), and simulate the switching actions of Load Tap Changers. 
Advanced plotting and time varying graphical display enable engineers to quickly evaluate results and make decisions.

Motor Starting Software Key Features

  • Comprehensive alert & warning
  • Dynamic Motor Starting using Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)
  • Motor operated valve (MOV) simulation
  • Libraries & Modeling
  • Motor Starters
  • Load & generation transitioning
  • Multi-sequence starting
  • Conventional reduced voltage starters & soft starting devices
  • Motor & load dynamic models
  • Voltage flicker
  • Static motor starting
  • Dynamic motor acceleration
  • Report & Result Validation / Alerts
Graphical Plot ResultsExcel reports

Comprehensive Results Plot View & Productivity Features

  • Automated Motor Start Evaluation using Python Scripting
  • Result Analyzer – Compare multiple Motor Starting conditions & scenarios
  • Quickly Visualize Worse case from multiple motor starter combinations
  • New PlotView for Graphical Plot Results
  • Access Python API to Automate Result Analysis into comprehensive Excel reports 

Motor Starting Software Capabilities

  • Simulate VFD frequency control motor starting
  • Simulate MOV with five operating stages
  • Simulate transformer LTC / voltage regulator
  • Visualize results with extensive alerts & warnings
  • Vary generator / grid operating parameters
  • Transition loading of entire system
  • Simulate load ramping of starting motor
  • Compare the response from various motor starters
  • Voltage impact of motor starting
  • Create unlimited sequence of events
  • Dynamically model motors & loads
  • Accelerate / stop multiple motors
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Videos

Motor Acceleration Studies

Motor Acceleration Studies

Learn how to perform Motor Acceleration Studies on any system, regardless of the project stage and available input data; from conceptual design, to FEED, to daily operations. Topics include Impact of Motor Starting, Data Requirements and Motor Parameter Estimation, Dynamic Motor Starting, Motor Acceleration using Transient Stability and Automated Motor Start and Result Analyzer.

Induction Machine - Machine Fundamentals

Induction Machine - Machine Fundamentals

This webinar covers machine fundamentals such as Conversion of Energy, Steady-State Operation, Motor / Generator, Ratings & Motor Equations, Efficiency & Power Factor vs. % Loading, Motor Feeder Cable and Load Flow Solutions.

Induction Machine - Machine Dynamic Behavior

Induction Machine - Machine Dynamic Behavior

This webinar discusses the induction motor dynamic behavior for acceleration, deceleration and steady-state speed control conditions. It highlights how each of the key fundamental motor dynamic characteristics applies to different applications such as motor starting, fast-bus transfer, and motor parameter estimation and tuning.

Motor Acceleration analysis for floating platform

Motor Acceleration analysis for floating platform

Study case with two distant floating units interconnected with a subsea cable and fed by gas turbine generators. ETAP software has been used for motor starting analysis. A discussion about the choice of motor and generator models is developed and the comparison between calculation methods is presented. A particular focus is made on motor starting methods when direct on line is not possible, including soft starter simulation and VSD representation.

Motor Starting in ETAP Software - Dynamic

Motor Starting in ETAP Software - Dynamic

Learn to enter data for dynamic motor starting calculation and view the results graphically and via customizable plots.

Motor Starting in ETAP Software - Static

Motor Starting in ETAP Software - Static

Learn to enter data for static / impact motor starting calculation and view the results graphically and via customizable plots.

Motor Protection - Characteristics & Applications

Motor Protection - Characteristics & Applications

This webinar presents the criterion and industry guidelines for motor protection in medium and low voltage systems, typical induction motor protection schemes and suggested settings for protective devices. The application of Automated Protection & Coordination evaluation tool for design, verification, and correction of settings are also demonstrated.

Literature

Motor Acceleration

Motor Acceleration

The Motor Acceleration module enables engineers to thoroughly evaluate the impact of load changes to electric power systems.

Motor Acceleration Analysis

Motor Acceleration Analysis

An introduction to ETAP Motor Acceleration

White Papers