Up to 30% Reduction in Equipment
FabBuilder, utilizing its advanced capabilities, can yield a substantial reduction in equipment requirements—up to 30%.
FabBuilder seamlessly integrates and optimizes diverse and complex variables inherent in coordinating electrical utility equipment, leading to optimal functionality and increased efficiency.
Optimization requirement for electrical need to take the following circuit paramaters into considersation
1. Voltage Requirements:
Fabrication facilities operate with equipment having diverse voltage types, up to six, each catering to different operational needs. FabBuilder aligns each piece of equipment with its precise voltage requirements to ensure operational integrity and energy efficiency.
2. Utility Types:
Facilities are often integrated with three distinct utility categories:
Normal Power: For standard operations,
Critical Power: Ensuring the continuity of essential systems, and
Emergency Power: As a backup during power outages.
3. Panel Types:
Tools with load requirements above 60 amps are usually connected to distribution panels, while those below 60 amps are linked to branch panels. FabBuilder ensures the effective allocation of energy, optimizing load requirements and reducing unnecessary energy consumption.
4. Substation Train Alignment:
To ensure uninterrupted operations, facilities may prefer built-in redundancies, achieved by judiciously grouping and allocating equipment across AB feed over substations, based on their tool type.
5. Panel Clustering Alignment (PCA):
Assigning a tool to a panel necessitates that all Points Of Connection (POCs) ideally emanate from the same panel. When a tool necessitates multiple voltage and/or utility types, design interventions should minimize the number of panels used. Emphasis is placed on leveraging branch panels already connected to distribution panels required in the design for that tool.
Traditional Approach vs FabBuilder:
Traditionally, engineers meticulously categorize each power circuit into the above delineated categories, aligning electrical services based on location approximations. However, this approach has limitations:
Dynamic Parameters: Train alignment and PCA are dynamic. Their assignment to a tool depends on the proximity to the nearest compliant panel, contrasted with other static parameters set by the circuit.
Complexity and Variables: Managing intricate requirements and multiple variables simultaneously surpasses human capabilities, rendering efficient design almost impossible.
FabBuilder, with its advanced algorithmic approach, overcomes these limitations, achieving up to 98% train alignment and enabling clustering of tools to a maximum of three panels for 94% of the tools. This level of precision and optimization is unattainable through human intervention alone.
FabBuilder revolutionizes electrical utility coordination by synthesizing complex variables, delivering optimal and highly efficient designs. By achieving unprecedented alignment and clustering efficiencies, it not only ensures robust and seamless operations but also realizes substantial equipment reductions, contributing to both economic and energy savings in fabrication facilities.