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Load Flow Software

05/13/2017 11:48 AM

Is there any proper software tool to solve the load flow of unbalance 4 wire electrical distribution system.

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05/13/2017 1:25 PM
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05/14/2017 2:15 AM

There are tools like ETap, Designbase5 for load flow study.

Any tool for that matter will tell you what is the flow of current, power , voltage, voltage drop etc.

To solve , for equal distribution of loads, common sense will do . Software will not give solution.

These are my views.

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05/14/2017 3:13 AM

See:

IEEE 399/1997 IEEE Recommended Practice for Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Analysis Chapter 6 Load flow studies.

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05/15/2017 3:10 AM

A voltmeter,an ammeter and something that will indicate the phase angle is all that is needed. Software? A pocket calculator will do it.

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05/15/2017 4:14 AM

Once the pocket calculator has done its stuff, engage a qualified Electrician to shift the single phase loads around so that the load is more balanced.

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05/15/2017 11:13 AM

How do you suppose to solve it? Is load irregularity can be mitigated?--the source..its the source of load...

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05/16/2017 9:16 AM

Yes, it is called CommonSense, available from Godabove, Inc. for a small contribution to the open-source network.

Do not use tools like hammer, screwdriver, pliers, as these are present in the kit only for the shock value.

Use suitable meters, sensors, transmitters for gathering load data, and then you may compile using your own database, or spreadsheet, or a cell phone with a calculator app.

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