Aveva, ETAP to jointly develop software interface for electrical power systems

15 July 2014 (Last Updated July 15th, 2014 18:30)

Aveva has signed a partnership agreement with ETAP to jointly develop a software interface between Aveva Electrical and ETAP’s enterprise solution for electrical power systems.

Aveva has signed a partnership agreement with ETAP to jointly develop a software interface between Aveva Electrical and ETAP's enterprise solution for electrical power systems.

Under the terms of the accord, the two firms will develop a new interface to provide single round-tripping environment for complete data validation from design and network validation to 3D visualisation for electrical engineers.

The interface will also provide capabilities for efficient design, development and production for the most complex electrical installations in all types of process and power plants, ships and offshore facilities.

ETAP chief operating officer Shervin Shokooh said: "Last month customers from around the world gathered to test a pre-release version of the new software interface.

"The interface is helping engineers and designers to repeatedly check the validity of electrical engineering plant design."

Shokooh said, "The response was overwhelmingly positive. The interface is helping engineers and designers to repeatedly check the validity of electrical engineering plant design and ensure compliance with relevant industry standards."

Engineers will use the software to seamlessly round-trip data between Aveva Electrical and ETAP and can visualise and perform accurate cable routing in Aveva Everything3D through an unbroken workflow using shared data.

Aveva chief technology officer Dave Wheeldon said: "The interface, which can be easily and quickly introduced at any stage of a project, offers a unique opportunity for electrical engineers to take designs from Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) to detailed design and construction and all the way to operations.

"The interface, which can be easily and quickly introduced at any stage of a project, offers a unique opportunity for electrical engineers to take designs from Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) to detailed design and construction and all the way to operations."

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