Short Circuit Analysis

Short Circuit Analysis

In a power system, whenever a fault occurs on a network such that a large current flows in one or more phases, a short circuit occurs. These currents present large amounts of destructive energy in the forms of heat and magnetic force into a power system. Short circuit studies are implemented to ensure that existing and new equipment ratings are sufficient to withstand the available short circuit energy that is available at each point in the electrical system. This fault that occurs within the system can do some severe damage to your equipment, it can be a serious threat to your personnel, and can result in costly downtime. Performing a Short Circuit Analysis with MTA provides countless benefits:

  • Detects problem areas in the system
  • Recognizes recommended solutions to existing problems
  • Increases the reliability and safety of the power system and any related equipment
  • Helps avoid disastrous losses

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