|[October 16, 2012]
Network Rail Deploys and Standardizes on ETAP Electrical Power Design Software
IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
ETAP® / Operation Technology, Inc., developer of ETAP
enterprise software solution for power systems, today announces that
Network Rail, owner and operator of Britain's rail system
infrastructure, managing over 1.3 billion journeys and 100 million
tonnes of freight each year, has deployed and standardized on ETAP as
their electrical power design software for Low Voltage Power Systems.
Following an open bid process, ETAP was selected for its overall
comprehensiveness and powerful feature set, allowing Network Rail to
advance their rail system's safety and reliability imperatives through
the addition of state-of-the-art power system modeling, design, and
In general, Network Rail will utilize ETAP as their Electrical Power
Design Tool (ELPOD) to automate the electrical design process for
Signaling Power Supplies, as well as capture detailed electrical design
data attributes of signaling equipment. By implementing this integrated
solution, and as part of their best practices, Network Rail will improve
productivity and reliability, reduce costs, improve efficiency, and
embed code compliance in their electrical designs.
Specifically, ETAP will allow Network Rail to reduce the design cycle by
ensuring the consistency and repeatability of the design process and
minimizing the capital cost of equipment, thus reducing the overall
project cost. Their engineering teams will be able to quickly design,
evaluate, and implement changes to asses any impacts arising from new
signaling system development. Network Rail's affiliates and consultants
will also be seeking to standardize on ETAP for their projects to ensure
that they move through the design and implementation process seamlessly.
Beyond ELPOD's immediate requirements, ETAP's comprehensive suite of
engineering analysis modules, detailed revision tracking, and team
collaboration tools will continue to improve the entire engineering
project workflow. Capabilities such as ETAP's robust system modeling,
shared one-line diagram templates, comprehensive device and cable
libraries, and integrated simulation modules have since been utilized
and proven to ensure a more efficient and reliable design process.
The requirements for design efficiency, repeatability, and detailed
modeling of medium and low voltage systems have been applied to a number
of key industry verticals and at all levels of our electrical
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About ETAP / Operation Technology, Inc.
Operation Technology, Inc. is the designer and developer of ETAP, the
most comprehensive analysis software for the design, simulation,
operation, monitoring, control, optimization, and automation of power
systems. ETAP is the industry leader used worldwide in all types and
sizes of power systems, including generation, transmission,
distribution, and industrial systems such as oil and gas, manufacturing,
steel, cement, mining, data centers, nuclear facilities, transportation,
smart grid solutions, renewable energy, and more. Visit etap.com
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