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Electrical power system modeling of Atucha II nuclear power plant using ETAP

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Nicolas Alejandro Malinovsky

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina S.A., Francisco Narciso Laprida 3125, Villa Martelli Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, PC: 1603

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4042361 History: Received August 01, 2018; Revised December 13, 2018


The present work shows the introduction of the ETAP software as a calculation and analysis tool for power electrical systems of the nuclear power plants under the orbit of Nucleoeléctrica Argentina S.A. Through the use of the software, the model of the electrical power system of the Atucha II Nuclear Power Plant was developed. To test the functionality of the model, studies of load flow and short-circuit analysis were conducted, yielding satisfactory results, which were contrasted with the plant design values. Once the model has been validated, this will be the basis for carrying out different studies in the plant through simulation. Furthermore, with the incorporation of ETAP as a fundamental calculation and analysis tool for power electrical systems at NASA's Engineering departments, it is expected to improve the safety, operation, quality, reliability and maintenance of both the Atucha II NPP electrical power system as well as the other nuclear power plants operated by NASA.

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