A Vast Collection of Objects

SESLibrary is a software tool that contains a large number of manufactured engineering objects commonly used in the electrical, railway, and pipeline industries. This tool is the default database for SES applications.

  • If your project model includes conductors, cables, gas insulated substations (GIS), gas insulated lines (GIL), rails, fence posts, components of cathodic protection systems or conductors for mitigation applications, be sure to check SESLibrary!

A Rich and Flexible Database

  • More than two thousand conductors, hundreds of cables, and other objects.
  • Data of engineering objects commonly used in various regions across the globe.
  • Conductor classes including: AAC, AAAC, ACCR, ACSR, AACSR, ACSS, OPGW, Aluminum Clad Steel, Galvanized Steel, Steel, Zinc Ribbon Anodes, Copper, and Rail, etc.
  • Cables with a range of nominal voltages, from 5 kV to 500 kV

Users can expand the database with their own customized items.

A Keystone Application in the SES Software Suite

For many SES applications, the process of inputting data is simplified considerably when data is imported directly from SESLibrary. The data can also be viewed in the SESLibrary’s standalone mode.

Data Categorization

Items in SESLibrary are categorized and organized so as to facilitate their identification and selection.

  • Conductor items are classified into four groups: Industry, Country, Application and Conductor Class.
  • Cables items are classified into five groups: Nominal Voltage, Core Material, Sheath Material, Insulation and Country.
  • Fence Posts are classified in four main groups. Industry, Country, Shape and Material.

Finding Information Quickly

Various filtering options enable efficient searches of the SESLibrary database. Users can narrow their search by selecting one or more filtering options, and sort tables by column to facilitate the identification of the item(s) they require. Search strings can also be entered directly in a global search tool that is available for the extensive conductor database.

Creating User-Defined Items

If a required object is not available in SESLibrary, it can easily be added by simply inputting the necessary electrical and geometrical data.

In the event the electrical characteristics of an object (e.g. a conductor, fence post, or CP/Mitigation conductor) are not available in a datasheet, users can make use of the SESImpedance tool to model that object—provided that its geometrical and material characteristics are known. Once the electrical characteristics are determined, the objects can be added to the user’s database. For a subset of conductors in the database, SESLibrary includes an associated, pre-defined SESImpedance file, which can be used as a reference and an example for new models. Equivalent conductors can also be exported from SESeBundle directly to SESLibrary, and added to a user-defined database.