What is Meteor Calc SL?
MeteorCalc SL is a powerful cross-platform CAD plugin for designing electrical part of outdoor lighting networks such as street lighting and tunnel lighting installations. You can fully automate all electrotechnical calculations, computations of specifications and drawing of electrical schemes.
- Automated computation of specifications and explications of equipment;
- Automated drawing of detailed single-line schemes of street lighting feeders;
- Calculation of short-circuit currents according to IEC60909 (last edition 2016);
- Calculation of voltage losses in street lighting feeders with an unbalanced load;
- Calculation of power sum and load currents in street lighting feeders and distribution panel boards;
- Adjustable cable database according to regional standards.
MeteorCalc SL supports the 400/230V (TN) 50Hz voltage systems in street lighting networks and the Metric system of units in dwg-files. The nominal voltage is adjustable within 220/380V – 250/440V according to regional standards.
This software is not intended for performing lighting calculations.
Street lighting network model
The street lighting model should be created in a drawing with scale 1 unit = 1 meter. The MeteorCalc SL enables to create street lighting models of any level of complexity. Restrictions quantity of branches and their level of an enclosure are not present.
The street lighting model can be located in a separate dwg-file or can be situated directly in the street lighting project file as the part of your project.
Schemes of street lighting feeders
Drawing of accurate and detailed schemes of street lighting feeders is very simple with the MeteorCalc SL.
For drawing a scheme MeteorCalc SL carries out SC-current calculations and voltage loss calculations in the selected end point.
The MeteorCalc SL allows to perform all required electrical calculations for designing street lighting installations. The minimum and maximum short-circuit currents are calculated according to IEC60909 (last edition 2016) for all end points in the street lighting feeders.
According to the IEC 60909 for balanced and unbalanced short circuits it is useful to calculate short-circuit currents by application of symmetrical components. The symmetrical components method allows to calculate all types of short-circuit currents at any point in a street lighting feeder with a high degree of accuracy.
The program has a calculation process, which is open to monitoring. On user request every step of all the electrical calculations can be thoroughly checked.
Specifications and explications
MeteorCalc SL allows to obtain the following bills of materials and explications of SL-objects:
- Street lighting poles;
- Pole supports and foundations;
- Cable tracks;
- Internal wiring and equipment in poles;
- Earthing devices.
Results of the specification are output into the drawing in a form of a table.
Incredible work speed
Users who previously worked practically in manual mode, say that they began to make their projects 10 or more times faster. Those, who used third-party programs and lost a lot of time on transfer data from the CAD platform to calculation software and back, believe that they began to work 3-5 times faster and feel much more comfortable at the same time. Check out our customers feedback.