Mirus releases the next version of SOLV harmonics analysis software

Source: Mirus International

The world’s foremost authority on harmonics mitigation, Mirus International, introduces the newest version of SOLV™, its proprietary and complimentary harmonics analysis software. The new version includes a suite of new features that build on the depth and breadth of harmonics and power quality analysis available in previous versions.

SOLV™ is a powerful simulation program that will calculate current and voltage distortion levels by simulating the Mirus Lineator(TM) and Variable Speed Drive (VSD) / Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) based on your load requirements. Key features include: a friendly, easy-to-use interface, fast simulation, built-in Lineator™ AUHF filters, built-in load models for alternate solutions such as AC line and or DC Link reactors, and multipulse VFDs, real-time waveforms and spectrums and detailed IEEE 519 compliance reports. By simply entering some basic information about your source and VSD system, MIRUS' SOLV™ will help you find the right solution for your VSD application without the need of a costly harmonic study.

Mirus first developed SOLV™ as a filter design tool. It worked so well that Mirus saw an opportunity to make it available to VFD OEM’s, and Consulting Engineers.

“They had a need for power quality analysis software, particularly, the ability to accurately calculate and determine power system harmonic distortion when using Variable Speed Drives, and SOLV™ was able to fill that gap. And with built-in IEEE Std 519 harmonic limits this is a valuable tool for any consulting engineer or power quality professional,” says Tony Hoevenaars, President and CEO, Mirus International, “The newest version is the next evolution in our quest to provide superior harmonics analysis – it provides users with additional tools that will improve their ability to calculate current and voltage distortion for their unique applications.”

New features of SOLV™ version 6.4 include:

o Ability to Export Harmonic Spectrum information to a Spreadsheet 

o Energy Analysis 

o Provides total kW, kVA and kVAR at PCC#1, PCC#2, Distribution Panel and in Summary Report 

o kW calculation includes all harmonic losses in transformers and cables 
                      • Requires input of transformer efficiency and % stray losses 

o Provides evidence of how energy can be saved by removing harmonic losses introduced by VFD’s 

o Allows for justification of Lineators based on energy savings in addition to harmonic compliance 

o Metric cable sizes are now standard European sizes 

o Telephone Interference Factor (TIF) and I*T Product are calculated at PCC#1 and PCC#2 

o Calculates TIF and I*T based on IEEE Std 519 and compares results to required limits

The new version of SOLV™ can be downloaded for free at www.mirusinternational.com. If you are an existing SOLV™ user login at the Mirus website membership area to download the new version of SOLV.

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