Electrical calculation for airports
Airports are considered critical infrastructures. This term refers to all those facilities which are essential for the society to survive and thrive. To guarantee the power supply and the efficient and continuous management of the operations, critical infrastructures require a highly resistant, reliable and secure electrical installation. Any failure or anomaly of a critical installation would represent a risk to human life, as it would reduce the availability of essential and necessary community services to cope with an eventual emergency.
From the airplane takeoff and landing, to the lighting, video surveillance systems, security controls, control towers, baggage handling, to the HVAC systems, airports have to guarantee the optimal performance of operations.
This is why electrical safety is of paramount importance. In this type of critical infrastructure, the complete electrical system can include connections to external sources of electrical energy, whether local facilities or distribution networks through substations. In addition, the electrical installations of the airports are very sensitive to transient overvoltage due to earth faults or of atmospheric origin.
When the electrical system fails, the security of the airports is compromised. This is why it is important to adopt a holistic approach in which personnel, devices and integrated monitoring systems are integrated.
Trace Software International Solutions
elec calc™ represents an optimal solution able to meet the needs of the critical facilities sector, such as airports. In fact, the software offers critical calculations for factors such as earthing systems, cable ampacity, short circuit currents, thermal stresses, voltage drops and discrimination studies. The management of the operating modes to simulate and control different installation configurations leads to energy efficiency and safety.
Also, user can integrate the electrical installations into the BIM process thanks to elec calc™ BIM.