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Panel - Panel Design and Component Sizing

User-Friendly and Straightforward

This user-interface on this DOS program is intuitive and easy to navigate. Panel uses a hiarchal menu system to enter data for sizing electrical components by the NEC, and gives you straightforward results on easy-to-read reports and DXF output files.

Features

Overview

The Elite Software Panel DOS based program automatically sizes all the components (cables, bus ducts, transformers, etc.) in an electric power distribution system in accordance with the National Electric Code. In addition, panel schedules for general purpose panels, motor control centers, and switchboards can be printed. Panel allows the designer to define an electrical power system (up to 1,000 buses) with loads and associated power factors. The "X" and "R" data is automatically looked up for each component type, and all components are sized according to the NEC Handbook. The designer can review these sizes and approve them or override them. Once component sizes are set, the project data can then be optionally analyzed by the Elite Software Short (short circuit analysis) and V-Drop (voltage drop calculations) programs. After any adjustments to the design are made, panel schedules can then be created according to the user's own custom format. The schedules can be viewed on screen or printed in 80 or 132 column format. An AutoCAD DXF file of panel schedules can be created as well.

Program Input

The Panel program uses full screen editing features that provide a simple "fill in the blank" input procedure. All input data is checked at the time of entry so that no improper data can be entered. If you have a question about what the program is requesting, you can press the "?" key which allows the program to offer additional explanations about the input data being requested. Upon completion of the input process, all data is saved to disk and can be reviewed and edited whenever desired. Three types of data are requested: general project data, network data, and panel data. The general project data includes the project name and location, the client name, designer's name, and other such data. The network data includes the component types (cable, bus duct, transformer, etc.), the beginning and ending node numbers for each component, component size (either calculated by Panel or entered by the user), length if applicable, and all other necessary component data. The network data even has provisions for motors, generators, and capacitors. The panel data includes the panel type (general purpose, motor control center, or switch board), circuit descriptions, volt-ampere loads with power factor, and the poles referenced. A circuit window on the screen makes it easy to keep up with what poles have been used as loads are entered. As loads are specified to poles, Panel checks the validity of the load phase and the number of poles referenced. In addition, Panel displays a cumulative total of the loads entered under each phase. Input sheets are provided for the easy organization of the input data. Panel uses the same project data as the Elite Software Short and V-Drop programs.

Program Output

The Panel Program provides the following four basic output reports: electric component sizing data and panel schedules for motor control centers, switchboards, and general purpose panels. All reports can be printed to the screen, printer, or to an ASCII disk file. The panel schedules can be created in AutoCAD DXF file format as well. The format of the panel schedules is user customizable.

Calculation Method

The Panel Program follows the NEC Handbook for sizing electrical components. Component sizes are suggested by Panel, but they can be overridden by the user.

System Requirements

Elite's DOS software application Panel is compatible with all Windows operating systems (Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP). The minimum hardware requirements to run our application are the same as the minimum hardware requirements to run the operating system which the application is installed on. Additionally, 1 MB of hard disk space is required to install and run Panel.

Sample Reports

 

 


Sample Report 1


*PANEL DESIGN AND COMPONENT SIZING PROGRAM  BY ELITE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT*
ELITE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT                              BRYAN, TEXAS 77802
SAMPLE PROJECT              NOVEMBER 25, 1993                       PAGE 1
************** COMPONENT INPUT DATA AND COMPUTED SIZE REPORT *************

CABLE DATA:                                                               

SEGMENT.NODES BUS.VOLT MATERIAL SHIELD   Z0/Z1  INSUL  USER.SIZE    LENGTH
NODE.LABEL     CONDUIT TABLE    PHASES  CAB/PH         CALC.SIZE  C.STATUS

10 - 20         12,470 COPPER   YES         15   60 C         12       120
POWER LINE 1  MAGNETIC ELITE    3 PHASE      2                12    ACTIVE

20 - 30         12,470 COPPER   YES         15   60 C         12       100
POWER LINE 2  MAGNETIC ELITE    3 PHASE      2                12    ACTIVE

50 - 60            480 COPPER   NO          14   75 C        4/0        45
DROP LINE     MAGNETIC ELITE    3 PHASE      1               1/0    ACTIVE



OVERHEAD CABLE DATA:                                                      

SEGMENT       BUS.VOLT MATERIAL PHASES   USER.SIZE Z0/Z1 SPACING.BTWN.LINE
NODES           LENGTH TABLE    STATUS   CALC.SIZE       [1-2] [2-3] [3-1]

10 - 20         12,470 ACSR     3 PHASE          8    15  4.00  4.00  6.00
MAIN SUPPLY        250 ELITE    ACTIVE           6                        

50 - 60            480 COPPER   3 PHASE        700    12  1.00  1.00  2.00
BRANCH #2           45 ELITE    ACTIVE         700                        

60 - 70            480 COPPER   3 PHASE        700    12  1.00  1.00  2.00
BRANCH #2           75 ELITE    INACTIVE       750                        


BUS DUCT DATA:                                                            

SEGMENT.NODES    BUS.VOLT    MATERIAL    TYPE    USER.AMPACITY      LENGTH
NODE.LABEL          Z0/Z1    TABLE       PHASES  CALC.AMPACITY    C.STATUS

40 - 50               480    ALUMINUM    FEEDER          1,000          30
MAIN BUS                1    ELITE       3 PHASE         1,000      ACTIVE


VOLTAGE TRANSFORMER DATA:                                                 

SEGMENT.NODES PRI.VOLT  X/R.RATIO USER.SIZE NEU.RES  TAP   Z0/Z1     TABLE
NODE.LABEL    SEC.VOLT  IMPEDANCE CALC.SIZE  PHASES      SEC.WIR    STATUS

30 - 40         12,470       6.00   450 KVA   10.00  +5%       1     ELITE
TRANSFORMER        480       5.79   500 KVA 3 PHASE          WYE    ACTIVE


MOTOR DATA:                                                               

NODE   XR.RATIO MOT.FLA    RUN.PF MOTOR.TYPE NEC.CODE STARTER.TYPE     RPM
MOTOR.LABEL      INRUSH  START.PF VDROP.DIP  PF.CAPS  LOCK.ROT.FAC  STATUS

110     6.00       21.0     0.720 INDUCTION    G      AUTOX NEMA 4    1200
PUMP #1           126.0     0.150 RUNNING     10.00   4.00          ACTIVE

210     6.00       21.0     0.720 INDUCTION    G      AUTOX NEMA 4    1200
PUMP #2           126.0     0.150 STARTING    10.00   4.00          ACTIVE

310     5.00        5.0     0.780 INDUCTION    G      FVNR  NEMA 1    3600
A/C FAN            30.0     0.220 RUNNING      0.00   4.00          ACTIVE


GENERATOR DATA:                                                           

GENERATOR.NODE             GENERATOR.KVA      POW.FAC                  RPM
GENERATOR.LABEL      LOCKED.ROTOR.FACTOR     XR.RATIO               STATUS

10                                   5.0       -0.800                 3600
BACKUP #1                           4.00        6.000               ACTIVE

20                                   5.0       -0.850                 3600
BACKUP #2                           4.00        7.000               ACTIVE

Sample Report 2



*PANEL DESIGN AND COMPONENT SIZING PROGRAM  BY ELITE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT*
ELITE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT                              BRYAN, TEXAS 77802
SAMPLE PROJECT               NOVEMBER 25, 1993                      PAGE 2
******************* MOTOR CONTROL CENTER SCHEDULE REPORT *****************

MCC NAME:       MASTER     MCC NODE:         150       480 LINE-LINE VOLTS
ENCLOSURE TYPE: NEMA 1     WIRE INSULATION:   TW          3 PHASE / 4 WIRE
==========================================================================
HORZ BUS RATING: 1,200 AMPS  ALUMINUM BUS BAR         FRONT ONLY ENCLOSURE
VERT BUS RATING:   600 AMPS  1 COMPARTMENT    BUS BRACING:     22,000 AMPS
MAIN CBK SIZE:   1,200 AMPS  1 VERT SECTION   CBK FRAME RATING: 1,200 AMPS
COMPARTMENT HEIGHT: 12 IN.   6 COMP/VERT SECT COMPARTMENT DEPTH:   36  IN.
==========================================================================
CT  CIRCUIT      COMP  SPC  MOTOR MOTOR         MOTOR    MOTOR  O.C.  O.C.
NO  DESCRIPTION  NAME  OCC  NODE  LABEL         FLA     POWFAC  NODE  AMPS
 1  BELT DRIVE   1A     1    125  LOADDELIVER   100      0.820   120   250
 2  COOLING FAN  1B     1    135  A/C COOLING   50       0.800   130   125
 3  PUMP #1      1C     2    225  PUMP #1       210      0.780   220   600
 4  PUMP #2      1D     2    235  PUMP #2       210      0.780   230   600
 5  CONTROLS     2A-L   1    435  LO VOLT       3        0.900   430    10
 6  METERS       2A-R   1    445  WATT/VOLT     2        0.900   440    10
 7  LIGHTS       2B     1    455  FLOURESC      3        0.910   450    10
 8  CRANE        2C     2    530  OVERHEAD      300      0.650   520  2000
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42  SPARE                    ---                                 ---      
==========================================================================

Sample Report 3



*PANEL DESIGN AND COMPONENT SIZING PROGRAM  BY ELITE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT*
ELITE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT                              BRYAN, TEXAS 77802
SAMPLE PROJECT               NOVEMBER 25, 1993                      PAGE 3
*********************** SWITCHBOARD SCHEDULE REPORT **********************

SWITCHBOARD NAME: SWB 1    SWITCHBOARD NODE:  120      480 LINE-LINE VOLTS
ENCLOSURE TYPE:   NEMA 2   WIRE INSULATION:    TW         3 PHASE / 4 WIRE
==========================================================================
HORZ BUS RATING: 1,200 AMPS ALUMINUM BUS BAR SHORT CIR RATING: 22,000 AMPS
VERT BUS RATING:   600 AMPS                  BUS BRACING:      22,000 AMPS
MAIN CBK SIZE:   1,200 AMPS                  CBK FRAME RATING:  1,200 AMPS
==========================================================================
CIRCUIT    CIRCUIT         LOAD  ACCUMULATED    ACCUMULATED    O.C.   O.C.
NUMBER     DESCRIPTION     NODE     LOAD KVA   POWER FACTOR    NODE   AMPS
 1         MAIN SUPPLY      170        53.28          0.684      30     75
 2         1ST BRANCH       220        43.51          0.823      40     60
 3         2ND BRANCH       510        36.93          0.783      75     50
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42         SPARE            ---                                 ---       
==========================================================================

 


Sample Report 4


***************************** PANEL DESIGN AND COMPONENT SIZING PROGRAM  BY ELITE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT *****************************
ELITE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT                                                                                        BRYAN, TEXAS 77802
SAMPLE PROJECT                                            NOVEMBER  5, 1993                                                   PAGE 4
******************************************************* PANEL SCHEDULE REPORT ******************************************************

PANEL NAME:     PANEL 1                                         PANEL NODE:        100                           480 LINE-LINE VOLTS
ENCLOSURE TYPE:                                                 WIRE INSULATION:    TW                              3 PHASE / 4 WIRE
====================================================================================================================================
HORZ BUS RATING: 1200 AMPS           ALUMINUM BUS BAR           SHORT CIR RATING:  22000 AMPS            MAIN CBK SIZE:    1200 AMPS
VERT BUS RATING:  600 AMPS                                      BUS BRACING:       22000 AMPS            CBK FRAME RATING: 1200 AMPS
====================================================================================================================================
CT CIRCUIT     LOAD     NODE _________LOCAL_LOADS_________ OC.DEV P OC.DEV _________LOCAL_LOADS_________ NODE LOAD    CIRCUIT     CT
NO DESCRIPTION TYPE     NUM. LOAD.VA POWFAC CABLE.FOR.LOAD P AMPS H P AMPS LOAD.VA POWFAC CABLE.FOR.LOAD NUM. TYPE    DESCRIPTION NO

 1 A/C COMPRES MOTOR     110                               3   70 A 1   15     250  0.950 12   CU  25 FT      LO VOLT A/C CONTROL  2
 3                                                                B 0   20                                200 LIGHTS  WAREHOUSE A  4
 5                                                                C 0   20                                210 LIGHTS  WAREHOUSE B  6
 7 A/C FAN     MOTOR     120                               3   25 A 1    0                                            SPARE        8
 9                                                                B 1    0                                            SPARE       10
11                                                                C 0    0                                            SPARE       12
13 LOCAL PLUGS RECEPT    410                               1   20 A 0    0                                            SPARE       14
15 SPARE                                                          B 0    0                                            SPARE       16
17 SPARE                                                          C 0    0                                            SPARE       18
19                                 0  0.800      CU   0 FT 0    0 A 0    0       0  0.800      CU   0 FT                          20
21                                 0  0.800      CU   0 FT 0    0 B 0    0       0  0.800      CU   0 FT                          22
23                                 0  0.800      CU   0 FT 0    0 C 0    0       0  0.800      CU   0 FT                          24
25                                 0  0.800      CU   0 FT 0    0 A 0    0       0  0.800      CU   0 FT                          26
27                                 0  0.800      CU   0 FT 0    0 B 0    0       0  0.800      CU   0 FT                          28
29                                 0  0.800      CU   0 FT 0    0 C 0    0       0  0.800      CU   0 FT                          30
31                                 0  0.800      CU   0 FT 0    0 A 0    0       0  0.800      CU   0 FT                          32
33                                 0  0.800      CU   0 FT 0    0 B 0    0       0  0.800      CU   0 FT                          34
35                                 0  0.800      CU   0 FT 0    0 C 0    0       0  0.800      CU   0 FT                          36
37                                 0  0.800      CU   0 FT 0    0 A 0    0       0  0.800      CU   0 FT                          38
39                                 0  0.800      CU   0 FT 0    0 B 0    0       0  0.800      CU   0 FT                          40
41                                 0  0.800      CU   0 FT 0    0 C 0    0       0  0.800      CU   0 FT                          42
====================================================================================================================================
LOCAL LOADS =         PHASE A:      250 VA,  0.950 PF        PHASE B:        0 VA,  0.800 PF        PHASE C:        0 VA,  0.800 PF
====================================================================================================================================

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