Monday, December 20, 2010

CSA Z462 IEEE 1584 NFPA 70E Arc Flash Analysis Video

Step by step tutorial demonstrating arc flash analysis using Arc Flash Analytic 4.1 Low Voltage Circuit Breaker Equations Mode.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Arc Flash Analysis Label Making Software Features

Video tutorial demonstrating various Arc Flash Analytic 4.1 program features and settings including units of measurement, label layout and customization, printing labels, saving equipment configuration and calculation results.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Electric Arc Flash Analysis Software Installation

Step by step video tutorial explaining how to install Arc Flash Analytic 4.1 software for performing arc flash hazard analysis and creating arc flash warning labels based on IEEE 1584 Guide for performing arc flash hazard analysis.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Arc Flash Hazard Software Registration

Video tutorial demonstrating how to register Arc Flash Analytic 4.1 software and unlock program features inactivated in a free demo version.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

How to order Arc Flash Hazard Analysis & Label Making Software

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Tutorial explaining how to place an order for Arc Flash Analytic software meetings all your arc flash hazard analysis and label making needs.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Arc Flash Analysis Label Maker Software AFA version 4.1

ARCAD INC announces the release of ARC FLASH ANALYTIC ( AFA V4.1 ) software program for arc flash and shock hazard analysis. AFA V4.1 has been developed based on NFPA 70E and IEEE 1584 as an easy to use and comprehensive tool for calculating arc incident energy, flash protection boundary, determining limited, restricted, prohibited shock approach boundaries and risk category required by NEC, CEC and new Canadian Z462 standard when work is to be performed on or near the energized equipment.

AFA V4.1 Key Features

1) IEEE 1584 EMPIRICALLY DERIVED MODEL AND LEE METHOD. Applicable for systems with:

  • Voltages in the range of 208V to 46kV
  • Bolted fault currents in the range of 700A to 106kA
  • Switchgears, MCC, panels, cables and arc in open air

2) IEEE 1584 FUSE EQUATIONS. Applicable for systems protected by current limiting Class RK1 and Class L fuses.

3) IEEE 1584 LOW VOLTAGE CIRCUIT BREAKER EQUATIONS. Applicable for systems protected by:

  • Molded case, insulated case (MCCB & ICCB) circuit breakers,
  • LVPCB low voltage power circuit breakers


AFA V4.1 Key Capabilities

1) Determine

  • arcing current
  • incident energy
  • flash protection boundary
  • limited, restricted and prohibited shock approach boundaries
  • initial arc pressure
  • arc TNT equivalent
  • risk category
  • typical clothing system

2) Save input configurations, calculation results for future reference or printing.

3) Perform analysis using metric (mm, Joules, kg ) or imperial units.

4) Generate arc flash warning labels in electronic JPG, BMP and PDF formats.

5) Customize labels by selecting and adding information displayed on them.

6) Create customized color or black-and-white warning labels in English, French and Spanish.

Calculator-style interface makes complex calculations easy to understand. Detailed procedure for IEEE 1584 based arc flash calculations has been included in the calculator. An effective arc flash safety program must be designed on a reliable foundation. Arc flash studies must be performed by qualified persons using a quality analysis tool which provide accurate results that you can trust and rely on.

More information about the product is available on this page:

Direct Current DC Arc Flash Calculator

Online DC Arc Flash Calculator has been developed to assist you in determining maximum incident energy that could be released during arcing fault with fixed or varying gap, different time constant values, short circuit current up to 50kA and system voltages up to 500VDC cleared by Class J and Class L one's manufacturer fuses. The calculator will also determine flash protection boundary, hazard risk category and recommended personal protective equipment ( PPE )