Electrical Engineering Department
BS in Electrical Engineering
The purpose of this project is to maintain the California Polytechnic State University Electrical Distribution System by performing short circuit and protective device coordination studies for the Baker Science Building. When a short circuit arises in a system, there is no finite way in telling what protective device will be tripped, which can cause outages, arc flashes and electrical explosions. The best way in determining the outcomes of these occurrences are to perform precise simulated reports. To output these reports, design and analysis of the single line through a commercialized software, Power Tools for Windows (SKM) was used. To name a few, the analyses that the software can provide are load flow, short circuit, and protective device coordination studies. With the data that we collected from SKM, electricians will now be able to update protective device settings as well as localize any short circuits or faults.