Grid360 TA Fault Analysis Application Overview
Nexant’s Fault Analysis application accurately calculates fault currents for a wide variety of faults and enables utility engineers to identify those breakers whose interrupting capability may be exceeded. The software works with the typical bus-branch (planning) model as well as the bus-breaker (operational) model making it suitable for system planning as well as real-time energy management system operation. The secure operations of electric equipment and the safety of personnel maintaining these assets are absolutely critical in electric power systems. Inaccurate operational ratings of equipment can lead to electrical faults exceeding the interrupting rating and the consequences can be devastating resulting in a threat to human life, extensive large scale equipment damage, cascading blackouts and costly downtime. In order to prevent damage to the electric equipment and to protect human lives, the equipment needs to be periodically inspected and the associated relay settings have to be updated.