PSCAD

SOFTWARE & LICENSING

PSD is the official sales representatives for PSCAD software and licenses in South Africa. PSCAD™/EMTDC™ is a fast, accurate, and easy-to-use power system simulation software for the design, analysis, optimization, and verification of all types of power systems.

The software enables the user to schematically construct a circuit, run a simulation, analyze the results, and manage the data in a completely integrated, graphical environment. It is a multi-purpose tool that can be used for the design and modeling of virtually any electrical power system.

PSCAD Training

PSD is an accredited training provider for PSCAD software. Our 5 day PSCAD introductory course enables the deligates to use the PSCAD software in real life applications while also refreshing their knowledge on basic engineering principles required when carrying out simulations.

power system simulation software for the design analysis optimization and verification of all types of power systems
power system simulation software for the design analysis optimization and verification of all types of power systems

PSCAD™/EMTDC™

  • World-renowned simulation software PSCAD™/EMTDC™
  • Simulation expertise since 1980s, commercial software for 30 years
  • PSCAD as of January 2015:
    • 37,000 seats
    • 85 countries
    • 1600 organizations
  • Users include electrical utilities, wind farms, equipment manufacturers, consulting companies, and more
  • EMTDC™, simulation engine and an integral part of PSCAD™, represents and solves differential equations in the time domain for both electromagnetic and electromechanical systems
  • PSCAD™ provides the user with control and visualization technologies to operate EMTDC™
  • PSCAD™ enables the user to schematically construct a circuit, run a simulation, analyze the results, and manage the data in a completely integrated, graphical environment

PSCAD™ APPLICATIONS

  • AC Transient Studies
    • Transmission line switching (SOV)/ Temporary overvoltage (TOV)
    • Breaker TRV studies
    • Capacitor bank design and study related issues
    • Series compensation line design
    • Auto reclose studies in HV transmission
    • Ferro resonance and other system resonance issues
  • Insulation Coordination
    • Lightning (direct and back flashover) investigation
    • Transmission line switching (SOV)
    • Line insulation design
    • GIS very fast transients (VFT)
  • Validation of Protection and Relaying
    • Real Time Relay testing
    • End to end transmission line protection testing
    • CT and VT saturation issues

power system simulation software for the design analysis optimization and verification of all types of power systems
power system simulation software for the design analysis optimization and verification of all types of power systems
power system simulation software for the design analysis optimization and verification of all types of power systems
  • Wind and Other Renewable Energy Systems
  • Equipment Failure and Explosions
    • Bushing failure Investigations
    • Arrester failure analysis
    • Protection failure analysis
    • Very commonly used to analyze unexpected events in the system
  • Power Quality Issues
    • Voltage flicker
    • Dips and swells during faults
    • Arc furnace, large motor loads, harmonic resonance
    • Becoming very important in modern power systems
  • System Frequency Scan Studied to Identify Resonance Issues
    • Direct conversion of PSSE files to PSCAD
  • Sub Synchronous Resonance (SSR), Self Excitation and Other Generator/Motor Related Studies
    • SSTI Assessment
    • Screening Guidelines
    • Frequency Scans
  • Application of FACTS Devices for Power System Performance Improvements
    • Wide range of applications
    • SVC,STATCOM, TCSC, etc.