New ARCAD's Arc Flash Analytic version 6.0 (AFA V6.0) software program conforming to the new IEEE 1584-2018 Guide for Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations has been released. The AFA V6.0 is a powerful, easy to use program for performing arc flash hazard analysis, creating detailed arc flash warning labels and obtaining compliance with OSHA, NFPA 70E 2018, CSA Z462 regulations and Electrical Code requirements.performs comprehensive study by taking into account system voltage, available fault current, equipment type, electrode configuration, working distance, gap between conductors and enclosure size. The new software program is applicable for:
Voltages in the range of 208 V to 15 000 V, three-phase (line-to-line).
Frequencies of 50 Hz or 60 Hz.
Bolted fault current (rms symmetrical):
208 V - 600 V : 500 A to 106 000 A
601 V - 15 000 V : 200 A to 65 000 A
Gaps between conductors:
208 V - 600 V : 6.35 mm (0.25 in) to 76.2 mm (3 in.)
601 V - 15 000 V : 19.05 mm (0.75 in) to 254 mm (10 in.)
Working distances of 305 mm (12 in) or larger
Fault clearing time: no limit
Enclosure dimension limits:
Maximum Height or Width: 1244.6 mm (49 in.)
Maximum Opening Area: 1.549 m2 (2401 in2)
Minimum Width: The width of the enclosure should be larger than four times the gap between conductors (electrodes).
VCB: Vertical conductors/electrodes inside a metal box/enclosure
VCBB: vertical conductors/electrodes terminated in an insulating barrier inside a metal box/enclosure
HCB: horizontal conductors/electrodes inside a metal box/enclosure
ARCAD INC. located in Hamilton ON, 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 http://arcadvisor.com