EDSA enhances DesignBase Power Systems Modeling Platform

  • July 12, 2010

July 12, 2010 – EDSA unveiled an enhanced version of its power systems modeling package, Paladin DesignBase. Paladin DesignBase 3.1 is an enhanced version of the popular 3.0 version released in February. The new release incorporates a wide range of new features and functions that greatly simplify – and thus, accelerate – the process of designing and optimizing models of complex electrical power infrastructure before it is constructed. In addition, EDSA continues to enhance Paladin DesignBase in ways that facilitate the redeployment of Paladin DesignBase models in “live” operations, using the Company’s Paladin Live facility management and predictive optimization platform. This patented, design-through-deployment capability is exclusive to the Paladin family, and has been embraced by some of the largest commercial and government mission-critical facility operators in the world. Enhanced Paladin DesignBase-to-Paladin Live deployment featuresAs with all new releases of Paladin DesignBase, EDSA has invested enormous development effort into increasing the richness of data that can be encoded in every Paladin DesignBase model – which, in turn, allows models to be quickly redeployed as part of live operations using Paladin Live. New Modeling Features and FunctionsPaladin DesignBase 3.1 incorporates dozens of new features to enhance user productivity for power systems modeling and optimization, which are detailed on the EDSA Website. The most significant of these new features include:1. New arc flash scenario comparison report:*New reports with worst-case arc flash results throughout all scenarios 2. New equipment catalogs:*Predetermined length of branches, additional plugs on buses, enabled bus to branch connection*Significantly increased speed of building one-line diagrams 3. Many additional user productivity functions including:*New automatic PDC curve labeling *Enhanced export/import to Microsoft Excel with additional fields*New utility short circuit impedance display in ohms About the Paladin PlatformEDSA’s Paladin family of products helps organizations to ensure that their electrical power infrastructure is optimally designed (Paladin DesignBase), performs precisely as intended in terms of reliability and energy efficiency (Paladin Live), and operates flawlessly as organizations make real-time transitions between public and on-premise power sources (Paladin SmartGrid). By continually comparing operating conditions with the original, as-designed Computer Aided Design (CAD) model, the Paladin platform is the only real-time power analytics solution capable of diagnosing electrical power problems or energy inefficiencies at their earliest stages.

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