| | | | |

Trace Software: Arc Flash Analysis Software

February 10, 2021

elec calc now includes new features that allows the calculation of the quantified elements of the Arc Flash, from which the user will be able to develop its safety analysis in the vicinity of switchboards and panels.

The Arc Flash module for elec calc is based on the calculation methods recommended by the IEEE-1584-2018 standard: empirically derived model or method of Lee according to the characteristics of the installation.

Most of the data needed for the calculation is retrieved from the designed installation (maximum and minimum short-circuit currents and related cut-off times, ….). Through a simple dialogue window, the user completes or modifies the specific data of the equipment.

The Arc Flash module for elec calc or elec calc BIM calculates:

  •    –   The maximum incident energy at the working distance
  •    –   The protection boundary for the boundary energy
  •    –   The glove class (PPE) to be used to prevent the risk of electric shock (IEC 60903 and ASTM D 120)



Warning labels

With the Arc Flash module, you can also print the warning labels to be affixed to the concerned equipment to inform the staff.

The proposed format is consistent with the recommendations of the document NFPA 70E (edition 2018).

For users who want to customize their labels, the results for all the concerned distributors are exportable to Excel format thanks to the provided template.

In addition, elec calc also monitors the evolutions of the installation and prevents the obsolescence of labels: as soon as a variation likely to modify the previously edited results of the arc flash calculation is detected, an alert is issued on the impacted distributors and the edition of new labels is only possible after reconfirmation by the user of the data and results in the Arc Flash window.




Related Articles

Network Infrastructure Featured Product Spotlight

PBUS 14 Panduit logo 400

This webinar presented by Beth Lessard and Keith Cordero will be highlighting three Panduit solutions that will optimize network equipment and cabling to ensure that your spaces are efficiently and properly managed to support ever-evolving business needs of today and beyond. Products that will be featured include PanZone TrueEdge Wall Mount Enclsoure, Cable Managers, and Adjustable Depth 4-Post Rack.


Editor’s Pick: Featured Product News

Siemens: SIMOVAC Non-Arc-Resistant and SIMOVAC-AR Arc-Resistant Motor Controllers

The Siemens SIMOVAC medium-voltage non-arc-resistant and SIMOVAC-AR arc-resistant controllers have a modular design incorporating up to two 12SVC400 (400 A) controllers, housed in a freestanding sheet steel enclosure. Each controller is UL 347 class E2, equipped with three current-limiting fuses, a non-load-break isolating switch, and a fixed-mounted vacuum contactor (plug-in type optional for 12SVC400). The enclosure is designed for front access, allowing the equipment to be located with the rear of the equipment close to a non-combustible wall.

Read More

Sponsored Content
Electrify Your Enterprise

Power is vital to production, and well-designed control cabinets are key. Allied Electronics & Automation offers a comprehensive collection of control cabinet solutions including PLCs, HMIs, contactors, miniature circuit breakers, terminal block connectors, DIN-rail power supplies, pushbutton switches, motor starters, overloads, power relays, industrial Ethernet switches and AC drives engineered to keep your operations running safely, reliably and efficiently.

Learn more HERE.

Products for Panel Builders