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Software Designs Energy-Efficient Systems

EDSA Micro Corp. has unveiled a new version of its Paladin DesignBase software for the design of complex electrical power systems.

For a limited time, the company is offering power systems designers a 14-day free trial of this new version, as well as complimentary enrollment in its three-day power systems modeling training course in San Diego in February for all new customers.

Features include:

  • User Productivity: The Paladin DesignBase 2.0 GUI is reminiscent of products like AutoCAD and Visio. Its streamlined user interface structure increases navigability; maximizing the user’s time spent on engineering, instead of hunting for commands.
  • Powerful Data Management: Paladin DesignBase 2.0 uses a completely redesigned Microsoft Access-compatible database, that loads, saves, and runs up to 20 times faster than previous versions. With this new architecture, users can export data to applications such as Microsoft Excel, edit the data in Excel, and export the resulting changes back to DesignBase.
  • Designing for Energy Efficiency: New capabilities in the Paladin DesignBase Power Flow and DesignBase Power Systems Optimization (PSO) modules now make it even easier for power systems designers to design systems for maximum energy efficiency.
  • “Deployable” CAD Modeler: Paladin DesignBase 2.0 can extend beyond the design phase and into live operations. Using EDSA’s Paladin Live platform, power systems models created using Paladin DesignBase 2.0 are redeployed in on-line mode, to serve as a baseline for the finished facility. By continually synchronizing “live” readings with their corresponding “as-designed” specifications, potential power problems are isolated the instant they emerge.

Moreover, because 80 percent of electrical power problems originate within an organization’s electrical infrastructure – due to gradually evolving problems such as loading, aging of infrastructure, or seemingly minor equipment or procedural changes – the early identification of issues at the “anomaly stage” is crucial in preempting them from becoming larger, operations-threatening problems over time.

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