Real-Time Study Mode
PRISM DMS provides two different analysis modes: Real-time and Study. Each mode is independent of the other mode, i.e., changes made by one user in one analysis mode do not affect the other user in study mode. In study mode the user can operate various devices and observe the effect on the system through topology processor or by running a load flow and viewing the results. This is a powerful tool that can be used to study the effects on the system of various system modifications or switching operations. The results of the load flow are colorized and displayed on the operator interface for a quick study, or for more detailed analysis the results can be viewed in a tabular form and exported. Scope of analysis by DPF can be divided into the following categories:
- Study Scope I: Entire System, where all nodes in all feeders and in all substations are analyzed
- Study Scope II: Substation, where only the nodes on the feeders of the selected substation are analyzed
- Study Scope III: A group of substations where only the nodes on the feeders of the substations in the selected group are analyzed
- Study Scope IV: Feeder, where only the nodes on the selected feeder are analyzed.
In addition to study mode, The PRISM XpertSim simulator also provides a study analysis capability which is able to run all DMS and OMS applications in a dynamic transient simulation of the system.