Monday, March 17, 2014

Issue #19 - More Short Circuit, Arc Flash Mobile Apps from ARCAD

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Arc Flash Newsletter is a quick update on electric arc flash and ARCAD solutions addressing the matter. This newsletter is free and will bring you up to date on the issues that surround arc flash and short circuit analysis. Visit us at www.arcadvisor.com for complete product offerings including free online arc flash, short circuit calculators, stand-alone PC and mobile software solutions for short-circuit, arc flash hazard analysis and labeling.

SHORT CIRCUIT ANALYTIC MOBILE HAS BEEN RELEASED  

ARCAD INC. announces the release of Short Circuit Analytic version 1.0 (iSCA V1.0) mobile app for iPhones, iPods and iPads.
iSCA V1.0 mobile app performs available short circuit fault current calculations in three-phase electric power systems you are working with. The app takes into consideration all of the key electrical parameters of power distribution system including power supply, cables, transformers and motors. The app automatically converts the entire system into a unique impedance unit from which the short circuit current and the X/R ratio of the circuit between the source and the fault is calculated at each location.

The source can be set as a transformer supply or a busbar with a specified short circuit level. If a transformer source is used, the short circuit level on the primary side can be set to infinity by setting the data field blank.
  
Add components one by one to build up a single line diagram. The components can be cables, transformers and a motor. After a component has been added, its data can be edited by clicking on the component when displayed on the screen.
  
Click on 'Calculate' button to estimate the short circuit currents at each busbar. The calculations factor in short circuit current contributions from the source and maximum of one motor only. Click on 'Mail' button to send all the equipment data and calculation results by email.

More information about Short Circuit Analytic mobile app for iOS operating systems is available on this page:
   

ARC FLASH ANALYTIC MOBILE HAS BEEN UPDATED
What's New in the updated Arc Flash Analytic Mobile?
* set arc duration cut-off in the range from 2 to 10 sec.
* included arc flash label template in more international languages
* added 800+ more fuses and breakers
* add fuse and breaker performance data including time-current characteristics for the devices that have not already been listed in built-in circuit protection device library


AFA V1.0 mobile - Features and Capabilities
  • Detailed analysis using the IEEE 1584 equations and the Lee method.
  • Ensure compliance with NEC, OSHA, NFPA 70E, IEEE P1584 and CSA Z462 standards and regulations.
  • Collect information, take photos of switchgear, MCC's, etc. during field walk-downs.
  • Instantly determine arcing current, incident energy, arc flash, limited, restricted and prohibited shock approach boundaries, hazard risk category, typical clothing system.
  • Perform arc flash boundary calculations based on 1.2 cal/cm^2 (5 Joules/cm^2) onset energy to second degree burn for bare skin exposure per IEEE 1584 Guide and other incident energy levels as well, such as the rating of proposed personal protective equipment, or evaluated onset to second degree burn energy.
  • Create warning labels in English and a variety of international languages.
  • Preview, save arc flash labels in high resolution graphic format.
  • Save input configuration, protection device information, equipment image.
  • Perform analysis using metric, imperial units.
  • Send extended report including equipment data, calculation results, warning label.
  • Download the AFA V1.0 mobile app on your smartphone, tablet, iPad or Android for free.
More information about Arc Flash Analytic arc flash analysis and labeling software for iOS and Android operating systems is available on this page:
User-friendly tool ★★★★★
by sanasaurus - Version 1.0.1 - Nov 26, 2013

An accessible, easy to use tool and a comprehensive companion to Arcad's PC software. The features are simple to navigate without compromising on the range of options. I particularly appreciate the depth of customization, down to the language selection. I am yet to come across any glitches or bugs - considerable accomplishment for a new app. Overall, very satisfied and would highly recommend the software and app both.

Awesome! ★★★★★
by Jane Warren - Version 1.0.1 - Nov 22, 2013

I don't have any words! AWESOME!!! Easy to use and well done. Useful and accurate. Exactly what I wanted. Thnx.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Product Release - Short Circuit Analytic Mobile V1.0

PRESS RELEASE
February 12, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael Furtak, C.E.T.
ARCAD INC.
Short Circuit Analytic for iOS   

The new Short Circuit Analysis app for iOS operating systems by Apple Inc. is now available. 
TORONTO, ON - ARCAD INC. announces the release of Short Circuit Analytic version 1.0 (iSCA V1.0) mobile app for iPhones, iPods and iPads.

Download iSCA Mobile on the App Store


iSCA V1.0 mobile app performs available short circuit fault current calculations in three-phase electric power systems you are working with. The app takes into consideration all of the key electrical parameters of power distribution system including power supply, cables, transformers and motors. The app automatically converts the entire system into a unique impedance unit from which the short circuit current and the X/R ratio of the circuit between the source and the fault is calculated at each location.


The source can be set as a transformer supply or a busbar with a specified short circuit level. If a transformer source is used, the short circuit level on the primary side can be set to infinity by setting the data field blank.
  
Add components one by one to build up a single line diagram. The components can be cables, transformers and a motor. After a component has been added, its data can be edited by clicking on the component when displayed on the screen.
  
Click on 'Calculate' button to estimate the short circuit currents at each busbar. The calculations are approximate and factor in short circuit current contributions from the source and maximum of one motor only. Click on 'Mail' button to send all the equipment data and calculation results by email.

     
More information about iSCA V1.0 is available on this page: 
ARCAD INC. located in Toronto, Canada helps facilities create safer working environments for individuals who service electrical systems by providing on-line and stand-alone software resources for short circuit, arc flash hazard analysis and labeling. Visit us at www.arcadvisor.com

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Issue #18 - Available Short Circuit Fault Current Calculations and Labeling

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Issue #18 - Available Short Circuit Fault Current Labeling
Dear Lady or Gentelman,

Arc Flash Newsletter is a quick update on arc flash issues and ARCAD solutions addressing these issues. This newsletter is free and will bring you up to date on the issues that surround arc flash and short circuit analysis. Visit us at www.arcadvisor.com for complete product offerings including free online arc flash, short circuit calculators, and PC-based software solutions for short-circuit, arc flash hazard analysis and labeling.

FAULT CURRENT CALCULATIONS AND LABELING 
For the person whose tasks is the specification, coordination or maintenance of an electrical system, the available short circuit fault current is a major consideration in the selection of circuit protective devices. Knowing the available fault current and applying available fault current labels on new equipment is also now mandated by National Electrical Code (NEC). The NEC 110.24(A) states:
  
"Field Marking. Service equipment in other than dwelling units shall be legibly marked in the field with the maximum available fault current. The field marking(s) shall include the date the fault current calculation was performed and be of sufficient durability to withstand the environment involved."
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Once the fault current has been calculated, labels made giving the available short circuit fault current, should be applied to the equipment. That information, and the date it was determined, must be put on a label that is field applied to the equipment. The purpose of this requirement is to allow the short circuit current rating (SCCR) of the equipment to be easily compared with the maximum available fault current.



We also believe it is critical to include system X/R rating at point of fault along with the available short circuit fault current data. This believe is based on the fact that all low-voltage protective devices are tested at predetermined X/R ratios. If the calculated X/R ratio at any given point in the electrical distribution system exceeds the tested X/R ratio of the overcurrent protective device, then you must de-rate the effective rating of the gear. This can be a very critical issue if your fault current calculation doesn't include the X/R ratio. A fault condition with a high reactive component can potentially require a de-rating of the gear to below the symmetric fault current value calculated at the gear. The SCA V1.0 software factors in both resistance and reactance components for every part composing the power system and provides an extremely accurate analysis of the maximum available short circuit fault current and X/R rating any part can be subject to.

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MOBILE iAFA HAS BEEN UPDATED
What's New in Version 1.0.2

* added arc duration cut-off for the range from 2 to 10 sec.
* included arc flash label template in more international languages
* added 300+ more fuses and breakers
* added protection device family to fuse and breaker displays


More information about Arc Flash Analytic arc flash analysis and labeling software for iOS operating systems is available on this page:
 http://www.arcadvisor.com/arcflash/iafa.html

User-friendly tool ★★★★★
by sanasaurus - Version 1.0.1 - Nov 26, 2013

An accessible, easy to use tool and a comprehensive companion to Arcad's PC software. The features are simple to navigate without compromising on the range of options. I particularly appreciate the depth of customization, down to the language selection. I am yet to come across any glitches or bugs - considerable accomplishment for a new app. Overall, very satisfied and would highly recommend the software and app both.

Awesome! ★★★★★
by Jane Warren - Version 1.0.1 - Nov 22, 2013

I don't have any words! AWESOME!!! Easy to use and well done. Useful and accurate. Exactly what I wanted. Thnx.
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- Michael Furtak, C.E.T. 
President & Founder
ARCAD INC.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Issue #17 - Are you smarter than a 3rd Grader? Pop Quiz.

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Dear Lady or Gentelman,

Arc Flash Newsletter is a quick update on arc flash issues and ARCAD solutions addressing these issues. This newsletter is free and will bring you up to date on the issues that surround arc flash and short circuit analysis. Visit us at www.arcadvisor.com for complete product offerings including free online arc flash, short circuit calculators, stand-alone PC and mobile software solutions for short-circuit, arc flash hazard analysis and labeling.
ARC FLASH ANALYTIC FOR iOS HAS BEEN RELEASED  
ARCAD INC. announces the release of Arc Flash Analytic version 1.0 (iAFA V1.0) software program for iOS operating systems by Apple Inc. including iPhones, iPods and iPads.

You can now collect information, take photos of your equipment, run detailed arc flash analysis using the IEEE 1584 equations and the Lee method, create warning labels, send detailed reports and more from your smartphone during field walk-downs or from the convenience of your office.
More information about Arc Flash Analytic arc flash analysis and labeling software for iOS operating systems is available on this page:
 
   
POP QUIZ: ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 3RD GRADER?

Determine order fuses will blow as the Variable Resistance (VR) is slowly decreased to zero.

 

Assumptions: Internal resistance of each fuse is 1 Ohm. Unlimited DC current available. Fast acting fuses.  

 

 
 
The first one to answer correctly will get ARCAD Short Circuit Analytic Version 1.0 (SCA V1.0) software program FREE!
This is $160.00 value!

Send your answer by email to <sales @ arcadvisor . com> or by responding to this message.

 

For more information call ARCAD INC. at 647-693-7715
email to sales@arcadvisor.com
or visit us at www.arcadvisor.com
 
Sincerely,


- Michael Furtak, C.E.T. 

President & Founder
ARCAD INC.

precision vs accuracy  

Purchase any of the ARCAD Arc Flash Analytic software packages and get three (3) month access to ARCAD Online Short Circuit Calculator for FREE!

 

 

 

 

Offer Expires: Dec 1 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Product Release - Arc Flash Analytic software for iOS

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PRESS RELEASE
November 1, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael Furtak, C.E.T.
ARCAD INC.

Arc Flash Analytic for iOS   

The new Arc Flash Analysis and Labeling Software

for iOS operating systems by Apple Inc. is now available. 

TORONTO, ON - ARCAD INC. announces the release of Arc Flash Analytic version 1.0 (iAFA V1.0) software program for iPhones, iPods and iPads.
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iAFA V1.0 Features and Capabilities
  • Detailed analysis using the IEEE 1584 equations and the Lee method
  • Ensure compliance with NEC, OSHA, NFPA 70E, IEEE P1584 and CSA Z462 standards and regulations  
  • Collect information, take photos of switchgear, MCC's, etc. during field walk-downs  
  • Instantly determine arcing current, incident energy, arc flash, limited, restricted and prohibited shock approach boundaries, hazard risk category, typical clothing system
  • Create warning labels in English and a variety of international languages
  • Preview, save arc flash labels in high resolution graphic format  
  • Save input configuration, protection device information, equipment image
  • Perform analysis using metric, imperial units   
  • Send extended report including equipment data, calculation results, warning label  
  • Download and use iAFA V1.0 on your iPhone, iPod, iPad for FREE*.  
iAFA V1.0 comes accompanied built-in protection device library. The program will automatically determine arc duration based on predicted arcing current value and  selected protective device type and rating. With iAFA V1.0 you can also add custom protection devices and manually specify arc duration. All future updates to iAFA V1.0 will be provided to you FREE of charge.

More information about iAFA V1.0 is available on this page: 
ARCAD INC. located in Toronto, Canada helps facilities create safer working environments for individuals who service electrical systems by providing on-line and stand-alone software resources for short circuit, arc flash hazard analysis and labeling. Visit us at www.arcadvisor.com
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Issue #16 - MVA Method for Short Circuit Analysis and New Features in the AFA V5.0

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Dear Lady or Gentelman,

Arc Flash Newsletter is a quick update on arc flash issues and ARCAD solutions addressing these issues. This newsletter is free and will bring you up to date on the issues that surround arc flash and short circuit analysis. Visit us at www.arcadvisor.com for complete product offerings including free online arc flash, short circuit calculators, and PC-based software solutions for short-circuit, arc flash hazard analysis and labeling.
ABOUT MVA METHOD FOR SHORT CIRCUIT ANALYSIS 
The MVA method implemented in Short Circuit Analytic V1.0 software program is a modification of the Ohmic method where the impedance of a circuit equals the sum of the impedances of components constituting the circuit. Using the admittances, it follows that the reciprocal of the system impedance is the sum of the reciprocals of the admittances of the components. By very definition, the circuit component admittance is the maximum current or KVA at unit voltage which would flow through the circuit or component to a short circuit or fault when supplied from a source of infinite capacity. In practice, the MVA method is used by separating the circuit into components and calculating each component with its own infinite bus.
 
AFA V5.0 - NEW FEATURES JUST ADDED

You can now save warning labels in German and Italian languages using AFA V5.0 software program. If you require alternate label layouts, or arc flash warning labels in languages other than listed in the AFA V5.0 contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements

  sample arc flash label in Italian created using AFA V5.0.6 software

 

 sample arc flash label in German created using AFA V5.0.6 software

 

We have included an alternate 4 x 6 inches label layout without the header "Warning" to make the program compatible with pre-printed arc flash warning labels with "Warning" and/or "Danger" heading, in particular  BPP11-L34 printer and label THTEL-25-483-1-WA from Brady. 

 

 

 

We have also added two more text fields for labels created using AFA V5.0 software that can accommodate custom information such as engineer name, project name etc.

 

You can use your existing AFA V5.0 registration credentials to activate the program. Own an older version of Arc Flash Analytic and would like to update to the newest AFA V5.0? Call us to qualify for $100.00 discount off the advertised AFA V5.0 price of $290.00. Have any suggestion on how to improve AFA V5.0? Let us know.

 

For more information call ARCAD INC. at 647-693-7715
email to sales@arcadvisor.com
or visit us at www.arcadvisor.com
 
Sincerely,


- Michael Furtak, C.E.T. 

President & Founder
ARCAD INC.

precision vs accuracy  

Purchase any of the ARCAD Arc Flash Analytic software packages and get three (3) month access to ARCAD Online Short Circuit Calculator for FREE!

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Issue 15 - Short Circuit Analysis Example

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Issue #15 - Short-Circuit Analysis Example
Dear Lady or Gentelman,

Arc Flash Newsletter is a quick update on arc flash issues and ARCAD solutions addressing these issues. This newsletter is free and will bring you up to date on the issues that surround arc flash and short circuit analysis. Visit us at www.arcadvisor.com for complete product offerings including free online arc flash, short circuit calculators, and PC-based software solutions for short-circuit, arc flash hazard analysis and labeling.
SHORT-CIRCUIT CALCULATION EXAMPLE  
The example below explains how to build a single line diagram of the power distribution system using Short-Circuit-Analytic version 1.0 software program, and how to perform short circuit analysis and document the results.

This program, other programs, or hand calculations can be used to perform short circuit calculations. Any method used requires specific data on the power distribution system components. Check Equipment Data for Short Circuit Study page describing the data required by SCA V1.0 short circuit calculations software program for each type of circuit component and how to obtain the data.

STEP 1: Develop Single Line Diagram and Populate it with the Equipment Data.

Launch SCA V1.0. New project screen will open up.


 
ARCAD INC. WEBINARS  
We are very excited to offer free online seminars providing you and your company with education and information on ARCAD software and services for arc flash analysis and labeling. For a limited time, ARCAD webinars are offered for free.

Would you like to arrange a webinar at a different day or time to accommodate your group? Contact us today to make the arrangement or for more information on ARCAD INC Webinars.

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AFA V5.0 - NEW FEATURES JUST ADDED

Now you can also save warning labels in Dutch using AFA V5.0 software program. If you require alternate label layouts, or arc flash warning labels in languages other than English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian or Dutch contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements:

 

 

You can use your existing AFA V5.0 registration credentials to activate the program. Own an older version of Arc Flash Analytic and would like to update to the newest AFA V5.0? Call us to qualify for $50.00 discount off the advertised AFA V5.0 price of $290.00. Have any suggestion on how to improve AFA V5.0? Let us know.

 

 

For more information call ARCAD INC. at 647-693-7715
email to sales@arcadvisor.com
or visit us at www.arcadvisor.com
 
Sincerely,


- Michael Furtak, C.E.T. 

President & Founder
ARCAD INC.

precision vs accuracy  

Purchase any of the ARCAD Arc Flash Analytic software packages and get three (3) month access to ARCAD Online Short Circuit Calculator for FREE!

 

 

 

 

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