|SKM would like to thank you, our customers and partners, for your continued support over the years. SKM
exists because of you, and we are committed to delivering products and
services that help you succeed! We look forward to working with
you in 2020 and hope the new year brings peace, good health, and
happiness to all.|
In 2019, we released Power*Tools for Windows Version 9.0. This
new version helps you comply with the current economic and technical
climate. To address the growing demand for Arc Flash solutions,
we introduced an Equipment Data Table to provide greater flexibility
when analyzing enclosure sizes for various types of equipment. We
also implemented ability to analyze multiple electrode configurations
to quickly analyze a situation when a VCBB configuration becomes a VCB
configuration during an arc flash. EPRI Report method was also
implemented for analyzing medium/high voltage systems. The full
list of enhancements can be viewed on our website at skm.com.
Best of all, it’s FREE to all users with a current maintenance
We also introduced new combination packages to provide our customers
with flexible and scalable software packages at a discounted
price. The new packages include Automation Pack, DC Systems Pack, IEC
Industrial Pack and IEC Maritime Pack. Complete Arc Flash
packages can be purchased for as low as $4,495 and includes short
circuit & load flow analysis (DAPPER), overcurrent coordination
(CAPTOR), Arc Flash Evaluation, and more! Other study analysis
tools can be added instantly on-demand.
very own SKM engineers also traveled far and wide to conduct training
sessions. We conducted about 65 classes with roughly 2,000
registrations. If you are interested in taking some classes in
register early because our classes fill up quickly.
As always, we consider SKM’s
relationship with our customers to be an open, ongoing
discussion. Feel free to drop us a note anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-SKM Systems Analysis, Inc.
|SKM Arc Flash Evaluation
|The SKM Arc Flash module has been updated to
reflect the new changes in accordance with IEEE 1584 2018. The new
standard comes 16 years after the original 2002 edition and add
additional parameters and processes to accurately assess Arc Flash
hazards. Two significant additions are Busbar Configuration and Box Width, Height, and Depth.
Busbar/Electrode configuration consists of 5 types:
VCB – Vertical electrodes inside a metal box enclosure.
VCBB – Vertical electrodes terminated in a barrier inside a metal box enclosure.
HCB – Horizontal electrodes inside a metal box enclosure.
VOA – Vertical electrodes in open air.
HOA – Horizontal electrodes in open air.
Box Width, Height, and Depth refer to the dimensions of the metal box
enclosure for VCB, VCBB, and HCB electrode configurations.
Typical dimensions are selected based on the bus voltage and equipment
type. See Table 8 of the standard for typical enclosure
New EPRI Report 2011 method for 15-800 kV Arc Fault Analysis.
This new method provides for arc flash hazard evaluation for
medium/high voltage systems with longer electrode gap lengths of 1 to
4ft. EPRI equations were
developed based on measured laboratory testing on open air
line-to-ground faults. The EPRI equations can be expanded to
analyze enclosed configurations along with 3 phase and line-to-line
sizes Cables, Transformers, Buses, and Protective Devices to achieve
proper size and ratings that meets criteria limits set by the Equipment
Evaluation study. This software is best suited for new system
designs or to resolve undersized and/or overdutied equipment for
existing systems. Includes user-defined Design libraries to specify
equipment that is often purchased.
you design safer and more cost-effective power systems for low, medium,
and high voltage systems.
seamlessly with the Equipment Evaluation module.
you time by automatically entering equipment data for all components
based on preset libraries with one click.
flexibility by allowing user defined libraries for cables,
transformers, buses, and protective devices.
flexibility by auto designing based on equipment type or equipment
you time by generating a report that compares "As Found" information
with "Auto Design" results.
designs more effectively with professional reports and annotated
for consistent designs throughout the system.
with NEC and other requirements.
- Note: Auto Design requires Equipment Evaluation module.
Auto Coordination & Evaluation Module
This module is designed to instantly
identify coordination and protection issues by evaluating each
equipment for adherence to basic coordination and protection rules
established by the National Electric Code (NEC) and recommended
industry standard practices.
Violations can then be resolved systematically at each location/zone
either manually or automatically by creating TCC drawings of the
affected area with a single click. The auto coordination feature will
attempt to make the minimum amount of changes to the existing
coordination and resolve the violations by changing protective
equipment settings or frame sizes. New settings can be reviewed or
reverted back to the original settings.
2020 SKM Training Schedule
We are proud to release our
upcoming 2020 training schedule. From software training,
protection, arc flash analysis, grounding, motor starting, and
harmonics, we have something for everyone to enjoy. Our 102 and 202 Arc
Flash classes will also cover changes in IEEE 1584-2018. Join us
see why thousands of
power engineers have praised our training to be the best in the
Training Location in Chicago! We are pleased to announce a new
location for our popular 101 & 102 classes! The July 2020
class at Four Points by Sheraton-Chicago O’Hare is minutes away from
O'Hare International Airport!
We had roughly 2,000 registrants in our 2019 hosted and onsite classes! See what they
say in our Spotlight section.
Our first class will be held January 27-31, 2020 in Los Angeles and
will feature new changes to IEEE 1584-2018.
Some IEEE 1584-2018 changes in the SKM software:
Let our engineers show you the best way to get the most out of your software investment! Our
courses help you achieve your goals, whether you want to improve your
skills, resume training, or learn how to use Power*Tools for the first
time. SKM training provides you with the correct mixture of
demonstration, and hands-on exercises to maximize your learning
experience. Join us and boost your productivity by learning how to use
your Power*Tools software more effectively!
- New Equations for Iarc, IE, and AFB (more complex with more input parameters)
- Consideration of enclosure box dimensions (height x width x depth)
- Consideration of bus configuration
- Arcing Fault variation equation instead of set percentage
up quickly, so sign up today!
Training more than 5 engineers? Email email@example.com for a personalized
On-Site Training quote.
|DC Software and Training
SKM DC System Analysis module includes Battery Sizing, DC Load Flow, DC
Short Circuit (ANSI), and DC Short Circuit (IEC). There have been
many DC enhancements including a new DC Solar Photovoltaic component,
improved DC Load Flow calculations, Stokes & Oppenlander method (DC
Arc Flash), modeling parallel DC cables, Solar Farm Temperature
Correction (DC Arc Flash), and more.
Contact us to purchase DC System Analysis today!
We also introduced a new DC Systems & Arc Flash class
this year. Discussions included an overview on commonly used DC
equipment and the application of the Power*Tools program to analyze
example DC electrical distribution systems. Battery sizing,
load-flow, short-circuit, protection, and DC arc flash studies was then
reviewed and performed using the software. Join us in our classes
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Autodesk Revit - SKM Data Exchange feature
Autodesk Revit-SKM Data Exchange module provides a convenient and
accurate way for electrical engineers to import electrical data and
connections from Revit into SKM projects. The software will
automatically create Panel schedules and assign circuits to the
Panel. Various complex analysis
using SKM’s calculation engine can then be conducted on the imported
Revit project. The results are saved in the SKM project and can be
exported back to the Revit project. This is a very useful tool for
electrical engineers planning, designing, maintaining and operating a
complex electrical distribution system.
Both software packages work complimentary to each other by supporting
each other’s strengths. The diagram shown below illustrates the
data flow process.
|Solutions for a Growing Industry
the Power Systems Industry grows and new technologies emerge, more
advanced studies will be required. Our state-of-the-art software will
be there every step of the way. Whether it be Reliability studies or
Harmonic Analysis, SKM will have you covered. Contact us for more
information or if you would like a free no-risk demo.
our software progresses and our users evolve, there’s an increasing
demand to create a customized experience. Power*Tools is the most
flexible and customizable software on the market today. Create custom
Datablocks, reports, multi-language arc flash labels, one-line
templates, and more — quickly and painlessly.
are some comments from our previous courses:
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years of work. ”
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the class and present the material in an effective manner.”
“The handbook was especially helpful. Instructor clarified some of my
“The step-by-step instruction throughout reinforced the processes. That
made it easy to remember what I was going to do after awhile. I wish I
had taken it 10 years ago!!!”
“It was one of the best trainings I’ve been to. You kept me engaged
with very little unnecessary down time and kept the class casual enough
where everyone felt comfortable. I appreciate the fact that time seemed
to go by very quickly and at the same time I learned a lot more about
the software than I thought was possible. The hotel amenities were great as well.”
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with Continuing Education Credits or Professional Development Hours.
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