Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Guide To Arc Flash Apps. Simple solutions for fast and accurate results.

Arc flash applications are increasing in popularity among engineers and electricians when examining hazards presented by an arc flash. Professionals search for accessible tools to help reduce dangers associated with arc flash as well as to assist in selecting adequate personal protective equipment (PPE). Mobile apps for arc flash analysis can be useful for assessing the hazards before working on energized equipment. 

Contrary to many simple and complex computer programs used for power system and arc flash hazard analysis, only a handful of arc flash apps are available for purchase. Each app, available in either the Apple Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android-operated devices), vary in level of complexity and range of operations. 

Q: What are some specific benefits to workers using arc flash apps on their mobile device?

Qualified workers use mobile apps for data collection, field analysis of electrical equipment and evaluation of arc flash dangers when access to complex power system analysis computer software is limited or not available. Electrical and safety professionals can now find ways to minimize arc flash hazards using handheld gadgets while in the field by trying different protection device settings and by simulating various fault scenarios. 

The apps help in meeting the requirements of CSA Z462 "Workplace Electrical Safety" and NFPA 70E: "Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace" published respectively by the Canadian Standards Association and the National Fire Protection Association. Arc flash mobile apps support calculations and functions for typical distribution systems that use fuses and circuit breaker protection devices. They provide for real-time display of incident energy and arc flash boundary results




Monday, November 21, 2016

Arcad Inc. guarantees the lowest prices

We will match the advertised price of any print job from any other printer. Here are a few things you should know in order for our price matching to apply:
  • All specs for the order must be the same.
  • Price match must be inclusive of freight, shipping, and delivery if applicable.
  • We’ll need to know the URL for the competitor’s website, for verification purposes.
  • We reserve the right to decline any job that doesn’t fit within our business model.
  • We will price match up to 7 days as long as accurate proof is provided (invoice, receipt etc.)

How do you receive the matching price?

When you find another printing company that offers the same products or print service for a lower price, contact us. A friendly customer service agent will take your job specs and competing information. We’ll override the price by up to 10% provided that the price match guarantee applies.

What if I find the lower price after I’ve placed my order?

If you find a lower price that meets all of the criteria to qualify for our price match guarantee within 7 days of placing your order with Arcad Inc., please give us a call or send us an email with all your information. We will confirm all order specs and options are the same, then credit you the difference.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The results of arc flash assessment

The arc flash analysis should result in calculated incident energy, incident energy at arc flash boundary (AFB) and AFB at each piece of electrical equipment under study. The results of the arc flash hazard analysis would typically be shown in form of the arc flash hazard table. The table shows the parameters upon which the arc flash hazard is based. Read more at http://arcadvisor.com/faq/arc-flash-assessment-results

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Protective Device Coordination Study

Properly engineered systems will allow only the protective device nearest the fault to open, leaving the remainder of the system undisturbed and preserving continuity of service. A protective device coordination study is required to properly select and set the power systems protective devices to achieve this goal. This is accomplished by performing a time current evaluation among the protective devices.
Coordination is generally a compromise between the mutually desirable but somewhat inconsistent goals of maximum protection and maximum service continuity. With the use of molded circuit breakers it is usually impossible to coordinate the system in the instantaneous region due to the overlap of curves unless a zone interlock is utilized. For this and other reasons, such as established system design, many combinations of device settings may be classified as acceptable. The settings suggested in the arc flash hazard calculation study result from an exercise of judgment as to the best balance between competing objectives. Read more at http://arcadvisor.com/faq/protective-device-coordination-study

Short Circuit Analysis Report

A short circuit study determines the short circuit currents available at various points in the system. This information is necessary to evaluate the equipment being utilized in the system, to set the protective devices and to ensure that its ratings comply with the NEC 110.9, Interrupting Rating, and 110.10, Circuit Impedance and Other Characteristics. The available short circuit fault current is the key component in calculating incident energy and arc flash boundary. Hence, the calculated short circuit currents and a protective device evaluation should be included in the short circuit section of the arc flash hazard calculation study report. Read more at http://arcadvisor.com/faq/short-circuit-analysis-report

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Lets talk

ARCAD is proud to offer its clients real-time product & service support by chatting with a technical expert assistant live, from the convenience of your computer. Just look for the Let's Talk popup on the bottom right of any page of the company website located at http://arcadvisor.com

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Standard and custom label printing services

ARCAD INC. offers many options of custom printed arc flash labels. Our Facebook album features most popular label designs we've made and printed for our valued customers. Browse the gallery, pick the design you like and let us print labels for you. Can’t find what you need? It is easy to design and order custom stickers and labels. We will manufacture to your specifications at our manufacturing facility.
Our vinyl labels are 100% waterproof and are suitable for use on equipment that will be subjected to wet or humid environments. We use UV resistant paints that withstand the heavy wear and tear ordinarily inflicted by the Sun. We offer 5 years warranty for laminated vinyl labels. Check http://arcadvisor.com/faq/arcflash-label-printing for more information about standard and custom label printing services we offer.