A powerful integrated environment for carrying out grounding studies.
This powerful, yet easy-to-use software package provides a simple, integrated and automated environment for carrying out grounding studies. It consists of several integrated computation modules that are designed to study the effectiveness of grounding installations with respect to electrical safety of both personnel and equipment, allowing you to suggest improvements to existing installations or to design new installations.With AutoGrid Pro you can:
Configure AutoGrid Pro to Meet your Needs and Budget
No longer settle for substandard grounding packages due to budget limitations. The component-based nature of the software package allows you to focus on your immediate needs, from the computation of the resistance of a simple grid to a complete safety analysis of the complex grounding system of a substation. Simply add more components as your needs evolve. Indeed, AutoGrid Pro enables you to select a package including components from a flexible array of options such as:
The available AutoGrid Pro packages are:
Includes everything found in the Uniform Soil package and adds a powerful module which computes the distribution of fault current between the grounding system and other metallic paths such as overhead ground wires, shield wires, neutral conductors, or cable sheaths and armors.
The Circuit module is used when it is necessary to take into account the contribution of adjacent transmission and distribution circuits to the grounding. Specify the geometrical locations of the neutral and phase wires and the electrical characteristics of the neutral wires, or select these quantities from an extensive conductor library. You can also add your own products to the databases. Alternatively, for a finer control, you have the option of explicitly specifying the wire impedances. An input processor is available to view the circuits and their characteristics.
This package combines everything found in the preceding Two-Layer Horizontal Soil packages.
Adds to the above several useful soil models, including multilayer horizontally layered soils, vertically layered soils, spherically and cylindrically layered soils and an all-purpose finite-volume soil model consisting of several arbitrarily shaped regions with different electrical properties. This package cannot be ordered without the resistivity analysis or fault current distribution modules.
The computational engine of AutoGrid Pro is based on the MALT, RESAP and FCDIST computation modules. Each version of AutoGrid Pro also includes the AutoGroundDesign software package having similar capabilities and restrictions.