With the PSS®MUST demonstration copy you have the whole PSS®MUST program, but it will only be able to run the load flow cases provided. Subsystem, monitored element, and contingency files can be provided by you, or you can use those provided.
A password-protected demo version of PSS®MUST may be downloaded for evaluation purpose. Before PTI can issue your password, you must agree to the PSS®MUST Evaluation Agreement and fill out a user profile form.
For Educational Establishments
Please note PTI is not able to provide the trial version of PSS®MUST to educational users.
Should you have any problem regarding the download process, contact Siemens PTI PSS®MUST Support by clicking here.
A CD with the demo is also available by contacting the:
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Siemens Power Technologies International
400 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12301-1058
Hardware / Software Requirements
For Siemens Industry, Inc., Siemens Power Technologies International recommended system configuration click here.
After downloading the demo, unzip the contents of the downloaded zip file to a temporary folder and execute the SETUP.EXE. Follow the onscreen prompts and install the provided democases.
If the demo is on a CD, run SETUP.EXE from the PSS®MUST CD and follow the prompts. The demonstration copy is a fully functional PSS®MUST program with a restricted selection of power flow cases. Contact Siemens Industry, Inc., Siemens Power Technologies International (Siemens PTI) to arrange for a demo with the ability of reading the power flow case of your choice.
Double-click the PSS®MUST icon, choose PSS®MUST from the Start Program selection, or start the program by opening the MUST***.XLS file in the MUST/Program subdirectory using MS Excel. A menu will display with your input data choices.
(where *** = version, ex. 400, 300)
This demonstration copy can only run the MMWG 2002 Summer Peak Case (1997 release) load flow case.
The demo will automatically start with the demo.sub file provided in the /democases subdirectory. This file automatically forms subsystems for each area in the power flow case. The subsystems with the suffix _exa have generator participation factors for area export, _ima for area import studies, and _lda for area load changes. Users can specify other subsystem files that align with the cases provided according to PSS®E format and with the extensions documented in the PSS®MUST Help file. The PSS®MUST Help file contains numerous examples that can be directly copied into user input files.
The demo can be automatically started to monitor all 200 or 300 kV (and above) branches in the case. Users can specify other monitored element files that align with the cases provided according to PSS®E format and with the extensions documented in the PSS®MUST Help file.
The demo can be automatically started to outage all 200 or 300 kV (and above) branches (single outage) in the case. Users can specify other contingency files that align with the cases provided according to PSS®E format and with the extensions documented in the MUST Help file.
PSS®MUST can exclude monitored elements, contingencies, or their specific combination "on the fly". The demo provides the choice of excluding all initial violations, which prevents the occurrence of initial negative FCITCs.
After specifying the starting data (and changing PSS®MUST options from the data input screen, if desired), click OK. After a short time, the PSS®MUST Main Menu will appear. Later in the session you may get this menu from the MS Excel menu bar, or right-click the mouse button. Choose Reports Master to review previous results.