Cable Electrical Parameters Software Enhancement

As part of Program 8, the capabilities of CEPS will be greatly Expanded. The goal is to add the following features:

  • Simple ampacity calculations
  • Riser ampacity calculations, based on new information's obtained as part of DSTAR Program 7 research
  • Asymmetric neutral currents and losses to allow more accurate evaluation of cable losses and ampacity
  • Cable-by-cable neutral currents during faults to determine cable fault-current withstand limitations posed by cable neutrals
  • Maximum cable pulling tension
  • Maximum sidewall cable pressure

With Expanded capability of CEPS, member utilities will be able to engineer underground distribution systems with greater accuracy, and less engineering effort.

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