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Software Package for Line Design STRI’s focus areas cover overhead line and substation design as

Software Package for Line Design

STRI’s focus areas cover overhead line and substation design as well as optimal selection of insulation for HVDC and HVAC transmission systems. During many years of applied research projects in the area of design and operation of overhead lines and substations, STRI has developed a number of unique software programs mainly for use by power utility engineers.

Insulator Selection Tool (IST) and Line Performance Estimator (LPE)

In 2002, STRI developed two unique software programs called IST and LPE intended for statistical dimensioning of the insulation of lines and substations based on availability requirements. The programs are based on the statistical principles invented in Russia, further developed by STRI, and presently fully accepted by IEC (60815-1). Since 2004 these programs have been used in a huge number of practical projects for both AC and DC and by a number of power utilities, manufacturers, and consulting companies around the world (ESKOM, KEPCO, NamPower, Svenska kraftnät, Statnett, Vattenfall, ABB, LAPP, Sediver, Power Engineers, etc.).

The IST/LPE programs introduce the following benefits for the user:

Practical guidance existing lines

Enable technical comparison of different line insulators based on availability requirements

upgrading

when

designing

new lines

or

Identify the weakest part of a transmission line and the main cause of outages

Excellent tools for increasing and maintaining engineering know-

how within the company

and the main cause of outages • Excellent tools for increasing and maintaining engineering know- how
and the main cause of outages • Excellent tools for increasing and maintaining engineering know- how
and the main cause of outages • Excellent tools for increasing and maintaining engineering know- how
and the main cause of outages • Excellent tools for increasing and maintaining engineering know- how
Software Package for Line Design EMF/AN Calculator (EAC) The EAC program is used to calculate
Software Package for Line Design EMF/AN Calculator (EAC) The EAC program is used to calculate

Software Package for Line Design

EMF/AN Calculator (EAC)

The EAC program is used to calculate electric and magnetic fields as well as the audible noise level in rain in the vicinity of AC transmission lines. The main features of the program are:

The line towers may be arbitrarily positioned, allowing e.g. angle towers, line crossings, etc. Up to six transmission lines may be

included.

Each line may be a single-circuit, double-circuit or split-phase line.

Conductors may be arbitrarily positioned at each tower. Conductor sag is considered

I-Line

The

web-based

program

I-Line

calculates

the

thermal

current

loading

capability

of

overhead

conductors

using

an

editable

conductor database.

References

[1] I. Gutman, W.L. Vosloo, F. Engelbrecht: “Practical Applications of an Insulator Selection Tool Program for Insulation Dimensioning Using Test Station & Test Tower Data”, World Congress & Exhibition on Insulators, Arresters & Bushings, Crete, 11-13 May

2009

[2] I. Gutman, J. Lundquist: “Optimization of AC and DC Insulation Using Software for Statistical Dimensioning”, World Congress & Exhibition on Insulators, Arresters & Bushings, Seoul, Korea, 17-20 April 2011

[3] I. Gutman, K. Halsan, D. Hübinette, E.A. Solomonik, L.L. Vladimirsky: “New developed Insulator Selection Tool (IST) software: results of application using known Russian service experience”, 12th Asian Conference on Electrical Discharge, Shenzhen, China, 19-22 November 2004, p.p. 10-15

Discharge, Shenzhen, China, 19-22 November 2004, p.p. 10-15 For more information please email stri@stri.se or visit
Discharge, Shenzhen, China, 19-22 November 2004, p.p. 10-15 For more information please email stri@stri.se or visit
Discharge, Shenzhen, China, 19-22 November 2004, p.p. 10-15 For more information please email stri@stri.se or visit

For more information please email

stri@stri.se or visit our website

Shenzhen, China, 19-22 November 2004, p.p. 10-15 For more information please email stri@stri.se or visit our