Duct Bank Optimizer

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The Duct Bank Optimizer add-on module allows the user to determine the optimal placement of several circuits within a duct bank.

Features

More specifically, the module can recommend various circuit configurations within a duct bank so that:

  • The duct bank overall ampacity, i.e. the sum of the ampacities for all circuits, is maximized
  • The duct bank overall ampacity, i.e. the sum of the ampacities for all circuits, is minimized
  • The ampacity of any given circuit is maximized
  • The ampacity of any given circuit is minimized

For a 3 by 4 duct bank with three trefoils and one three-phase circuit (one phase per conduit), there are up to 665,280 possible combinations. The elaborated mathematical algorithm of the module prevents the repetitive calculation of equivalent cases, therefore the solution is obtained very efficiently. The condition presented on the right hand side of the illustration shows the cable locations for maximum ampacity.

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