Monday, March 17, 2014

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

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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:

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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