IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
ETAP®, the leading provider of software solutions for the design,
optimization, and on-line operation of mission-critical electrical power
infrastructure, today announced that Asahi Kasei Corp. is deploying
ETAP® Real-Time™ software for a wide range of power management
operations in one of its flagship chemical facilities.
From a power systems perspective, Asahi Kasei’s facility – located in
Nobeoka, in the Miyazaki
Prefecture of Japan
– is a technological marvel. It is powered by hydroelectric and thermal
power plants, utilizes both AC and DC power, and operates separate 50Hz
and 60Hz grids connected by frequency changers.
In the short term, ETAP Real-Time will be used for power optimization
and visualization; simulating maintenance operations; incident playback
and analysis; and optimizing balance between loss minimization and power
system stability. Future applications will include real-time energy
management and intelligent load shedding.
“The grids that power our facilities are very specialized, and require
significant collaboration between our power systems and facilities
experts,” said Takao Nishi, manager at Asahi Kasei Corp. “ETAP and ETAP
Real-Time provide a technological foundation that allows both
engineering and operations to work in a synergistic manner. From the
design phase through live operations, the Asahi Kasei team has a
thorough understanding of how to optimize our power infrastructure, both
now and for the future.”
“The intricate and energy-intensive nature of Asahi Kasei’s operations
make them ideal environments for real-time power system analysis,” said
Tanuj Khandelwal, vice president of technology for ETAP. “Their use of
ETAP and ETAP Real-Time will help them achieve lifecycle-long power
system reliability and energy efficiency, while promoting facility
safety for their employees maintaining their electrical infrastructure.”
About Asahi Kasei
Founded in 1931, the Asahi Kasei Group is one of Japan’s leading
multinational corporations, with a diversified array of chemical,
electronics, scientific, engineering, and industrial businesses
operating in 19 counties. 2012 revenue from its nine core subsidiary
companies was ¥ 1.7T ($16.4B USD). Founded in 1972 and based in Tokyo,
Asahi Kasei Engineering Corp. is the engineering subsidiary responsible
for facility planning, construction, operation, and maintenance. Visit asahi-kasei.co.jp
for more information.
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Irvine, Calif., ETAP is the global
market and technology leader in electrical power system modeling,
design, analysis, optimization, and predictive real-time solutions. The
Company’s software technologies ensure that power systems are designed
for optimal reliability, safety, and energy efficiency; when deployed in
real-time mode, they enable organizations to manage energy as a
strategic asset, maximize system utilization, lower costs, and achieve
higher levels of financial stability. To date, more than 50,000 licenses
of the Company’s ETAP and ETAP Real-Time products have been used in
demanding generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial power
system projects around the world. Visit ETAP.com
for more information.
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