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Enhancements to Power Design Pro™  Improve Functionality and Integrate Cloud Storage Capabilities

Enhancements to Power Design Pro™ Improve Functionality and Integrate Cloud Storage Capabilities

6/2/2015

Generac is pleased to announce that its industrial sizing calculator, Power Design Pro, has received a number of enhancements that will allow engineers and contractors to design a more comprehensive standby power system for customers.

Key new features include:

  • Hybrid Software Architecture – The hybrid design of Power Design Pro™ combines the sophistication and performance of a downloaded tool with the real-time functionality and cloud capabilities of an online tool.  This allows you to have the fastest, most accurate and up-to-date sizing software on the market today.
  • Cloud Storage/Accessibility – Secure cloud saving capabilities allow you to access projects from multiple devices and locations with a single, secure login. This means you can view projects from work, onsite laptop or home. And, in the event of a hard drive failure on a local computer, saved projects will be accessible via the cloud.
  • Announcement Page – Power Design Pro™ users will be the first to learn about new product announcements from Generac Industrial Power, as well as the latest industry news and trends.

 

  • Medium Voltage Product Data – Medium voltage support is now included in Power Design Pro™ providing you more options for sizing your projects.
  • Coming Soon: Shortcut Link to SpecExpert – After sizing a project with Power Design Pro™, you will then have a direct link to an enhanced SpecExpert resource to create a detailed specification.

In addition to state-of-the-art generator sizing and analysis, Power Design Pro™ also provides users with additional generator related tools and functionality to fully evaluate genset configurations and solutions.  This includes:

  • Technical Documentation – Spec sheets, installation drawings, emissions data, spec text, and more are all provided specifically for the genset solution that is sized.
  • Gas Piping Sizer – Calculates the proper gas piping size needed for the generator based on product specs, gas supply information, length of run, and number of elbows/tees in the line.  This sizer also provides the pressure drop and available pressure through the system.

  • Exhaust Piping Sizer – Calculates the proper exhaust piping size needed for the generator based on product specs, length of run, and number of elbows/tees in piping system.  This sizer also calculates the pressure drop through the exhaust.

 

  • Pad layout tool – Calculates the pad size needed based upon the desired layout, size of the generators, and spacing required between and around the units.

 

Power Design Pro™ is an auto-update program and will install the latest release the next time you use the tool.  If you are new to Power Design Pro™ and would like to learn more or download the program, click here.

 


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