Power Analytics continues to provide power system studies for multiple multiyear projects currently in progress. Petrochemical plant power system modeling, design verification and studies, short circuit analysis, protective device coordination analysis, arc flash safety analysis, as well as, system protection upgrades and start-up/commissioning of multiple substations. Total MW under management > 100.
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. The Port Neches Performance Products Plant manufactures ethyl tertiary butyl ether, propylene oxide, and propylene glycols. The plant has recently undergone expansion to increase production, resulting in the need to expand and upgrade their power system infrastructure. Power Analytics has been providing software and engineering consulting services to Huntsman since 2006, including a recent project involving the entire plant power system infrastructure. PAC’s engineering consulting services include the modeling and design verification for the plant’s power system using Paladin DesignBase software. Additionally, PAC performs computer simulations on the system including power flow analysis, short circuit analysis, protective device coordination analysis, and arc flash studies. This is a large industrial power system, greater than 100MW, and these consulting projects supported the system protection upgrade, start-up and commissioning of 50 electrical substations. An arc flash study of the entire power system was completed by Power Analytics in 2015.