Release Notes

Details of new features & fixes across the ERACS versions.

 

ERACS Version 3.9.10 - Released: 30/07/2019


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Features:

Updated Reference Library. Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6705 30/07/2019

Models of Schneider Electric's MTZ2 air circuit breakers (16 H2, 20 H2 & 25 H2) and Micrologic 2.0 X, 5.0 X & 6.0 X trip units have been included in our reference library.


Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6703 30/07/2019

A model of the Westinghouse, formally Ottermill, OMA12 1000A air circuit breaker, together with its Pow-R Trip 7 trip unit has been included in our reference library.


Improved filtering and searching in Element Find facility Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6635 30/07/2019

Additional controls have been added to the Element Find facility that enable the list of elements to be easily searched and filtered.


Schneider Electric MTZ ACB and Micrologic X trip units. Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6630 30/07/2019

Further information about this feature is available using the associated link below.

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Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6629 30/07/2019

Models of the Eaton IZMX16B, IZMX16H and IZMX40B air circuit breakers, together with Digitrip and 2016 trip units PXRP and PXRV, have been included in our reference library.


Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6624 30/07/2019

Models of the ABB E1.2N 1000 & E2.2N 800 ACBs, together with LI, LSI, LSIG DIP, Touch and Hi-Touch trip units have been added to our reference library.


Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6615 30/07/2019

Models that represent the overcurrent and earth-fault functions provided by the Siemens 7SG18 Solkor N protection relay have been added to our reference library.


Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6614 30/07/2019

A model representing the Siemens 3NA3 3xx-6 fuse family has been included in our reference library.


Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6613 30/07/2019

A model representing the Mersen NH2UD69V fuse family has been added to our reference library.


Element Find facility available in Protection Co-ordination Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6549 30/07/2019

The element Find facility is now available following a protection study.


Diagram Pan Mode Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6547 30/07/2019

Diagram Pan Mode can now be toggled by clicking the middle mouse button.


Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6522 30/07/2019

Models of Prysmian Triplex 11kV aluminium 95mm², 185mm² & 300mm² single-core cables have been included in our reference library.


Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6506 30/07/2019

A model of Susol UAH-32E3-32 ACB and associated N Type overcurrent & earth-fault electronic trip units have been added to our reference library.


Simplified Data Entry for 2-Winding Transformers Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6502 30/07/2019

Further information about this feature is available using the associated link below.

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Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6482 30/07/2019

A model of the Siemens SENTRON MCCB and associated 3VL95**7DC** thermal-magnetic overcurrent release has been added to our reference library.


Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6481 30/07/2019

Relay models that represent overcurrent, earth-fault 1 & 2 and sensitive earth-fault functions provided by the Alstom MiCOM P40 Agile P14D IED have been included in our reference library.


Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6478 30/07/2019

Relay models that represent the overcurrent and earth-fault functions provided by the Woodward WIP1 relay have been included in our reference library.


Arc Flash Risk Assessment warning label Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6445 30/07/2019

A new Arc Flash Risk Assessment warning label template that includes equipment description in the same cell as equipment identifier has been created. The new template is named ArcFlashHazardLabels_Option5_2015.dot. To select the new template:

  • Select Tools > Program Options
  • In “Program Options” window, select “Results” and click “Modify Options”
  • In “Study Options” window, click “Select…”
  • Navigate to the ERACS Templates folder and select ArcFlashHazardLabels_Option5_2015.dot


Protection Co-ordination Results Table Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6438 30/07/2019

Protection Co-ordination study results are now presented in a tabular format. Options are available to export the results in various formats, including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, XML, HTML and CSV.

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Transient Stability Results Table Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6437 30/07/2019

Transient Stability study results are now presented in a tabular format. Options are available to export the results in various formats, including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, XML, HTML and CSV.

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IEC909 Results Table Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6428 30/07/2019

IEC909 study results are now presented in a tabular format. Options are available to export the results in various formats, including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, XML, HTML and CSV.

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Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6417 30/07/2019

Relay models that represent the directional and non-directional phase and ground overcurrent functions provided by the Siemens SIPROTEC 5, 7SJ82/7SJ85 relays have been included in our reference library.


Protection Sequence of Operation Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6382 30/07/2019

A Sequence of Operation facility has been made available after a Protection Co-ordination study has been performed. The facility presents a chart, in the form of a timeline, and a table that lists the protection devices and switchgear that have operated in an attempt to clear the fault that has been applied.

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Fault Results Table Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6367 30/07/2019

Fault study results are now presented in a tabular format. Options are available to export the results in various formats, including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, XML, HTML and CSV.

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Library Key Usage Facility Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6340 30/07/2019

A Library Key Usage facility has been created and is available via the ERACS File menu. The facility presents a list of all keys (models) contained in the library used by one of the single-line diagrams in the currently open ERACS database. The information presented includes the key name, description, type and whether it is in use by the single-line diagram.

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Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6328 30/07/2019

Relay models that represent the overcurrent & earth-fault functions of the Schneider MiCOM P521 protection relay have been added to our reference library.


Loadflow Study Setup Panel Version 3.9.10 : Feature 6158 30/07/2019

A Loadflow study setup panel has been created, which enables you to review and set Loadflow parameters prior to a Loadflow study being executed. By default, the setup panel will be displayed. However, an option has been included that enables you to choose whether the panel is shown.

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Automatic Loadflow Calculation Version 3.9.10 : Feature 5804 30/07/2019

If a Loadflow-dependent calculation (e.g. Fault) is launched and Loadflow results are not available, rather than a message being presented and the user having to manually execute the Loadflow calculation, ERACS will now execute the Loadflow calculation automatically.


Updated Reference Library Version 3.9.10 : Feature 5559 30/07/2019

Models of the Schneider Electric three-phase mineral oil or MIDEL fluid filled standard loss and low loss 2-winding transformers have been added to our reference library. The manufacturer data sheet did not include zero sequence impedance, so we have set it equal to the positive sequence.


Simplified Data Entry for 2-Winding Transformers Version 3.9.10 : Feature 5341 30/07/2019

A nameplate data entry method has been added to the 2-winding transformer library data entry form. This method matches as closely as possible data listed on a typical transformer nameplate and offers a variety of ways of entering impedance data:

  • specified Impedance & Load Loss,
  • specified Impedance and estimated X/R Ratio (based on specified Apparent Power Rating),
  • specified Impedance & X/R Ratio,
  • specified Resistance & Reactance.

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Simplified Data Entry for 2-Winding Transformers Version 3.9.10 : Feature 5096 30/07/2019

Further information about this feature is available using the associated link below.

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Simplified Data Entry for 2-Winding Transformers Version 3.9.10 : Feature 5087 30/07/2019

Further information about this feature is available using the associated link below.

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Library Key Usage Facility Version 3.9.10 : Feature 4819 30/07/2019

Further information about this feature is available using the associated link below.

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Simplified Data Entry for 2-Winding Transformers Version 3.9.10 : Feature 4281 30/07/2019

Further information about this feature is available using the associated link below.

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Simplified Data Entry for 2-Winding Transformers Version 3.9.10 : Feature 3634 30/07/2019

Further information about this feature is available using the associated link below.

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IEC909 Results Table Version 3.9.10 : Feature 3503 30/07/2019

Further information about this feature is available using the associated link below.

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Loadflow Study Setup Panel Version 3.9.10 : Feature 3232 30/07/2019

Further information about this feature is available using the associated link below.

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Protection Sequence of Operation Version 3.9.10 : Feature 3202 30/07/2019

Further information about this feature is available using the associated link below.

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Loadflow Results Table Version 3.9.10 : Feature 3145 30/07/2019

Loadflow study results are now presented in a tabular format. Options are available to export the results in various formats, including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, XML, HTML and CSV.

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Simplified Data Entry for 2-Winding Transformers Version 3.9.10 : Feature 3006 30/07/2019

Further information about this feature is available using the associated link below.

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