How Do I Add a Busway?

Mar 8, 2018
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#1
Hi everyone,

I'm trying to learn Etap using the demo, and I can't figure out how to add a busway, such as a GE Spectra Series. We have many, some up to a few hundred feet long. Does anybody know?

Please help.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

Thank you.
 
#2
Most software packages that I have used do not allow for proprietary Bus Duct modeling. Some may offer this in their library. The bus duct model is different from a power cable model both in resistance and reactance, so using a cable model isn't recommended. The software packages that we use allows for a generic copper bus, and we have had good results that have been peer reviewed.

A maintenance contract with your service provider would allow you to request proprietary library models. We have used this service on several occasions especially when working with international clients.