Saturday, April 20, 2013

Issue #13 - Arc Flash Analysis in DC Power Systems

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Issue #13 -
Arc Flash Analysis in DC Power Systems 
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 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.

Arc flash analysis in DC power systems
Direct current (DC) arcing fault incident energy calculations are presented to assess the level of risk involved when working around high current DC apparatus. The proposed procedure allows evaluation of incident energy and arc flash boundaries, while taking into account as many circuit parameters as possible. These parameters include fixed or variable gap length, system voltage, available fault current, equipment configuration, circuit time constant and evaluated threshold energy for a second degree burn. The material was recently published in November/December 2012 issue of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) magazine.

[Read the IAEI Paper]

ARCAD, INC. has recently released DC ARC FLASH ANALYTICsoftware program (DCAFA V2.0) built upon the generalized procedure proposed in the IAEI paper.

[Visit DCAFA V2.0 product page]

ARCAD INC. has recently announced the release of new short circuit calculations software. Short-Circuit-Analytic (SCA) software enables  you to calculate the short-circuit currents in a 3-phase radial system you are working with. The program takes into consideration electrical parameters of the power supply as well as the power distribution system including utility, cables, bus ducts, transformers, generators, motors etc. SCA software program automatically converts the entire system into a unique impedance unit from which the short circuit current at each and every point is calculated. The process is simple, efficient and will save you both money and time.

We offer money-saving bundles of programs. If you bundle Short Circuit Analytic (SCA V1.0) with one of ARCAD arc flash software programs you will pay less than purchasing the software separately.

ARCAD INC. introduces weekly 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.

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- Michael Furtak, C.E.T.
President & Founder
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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: March 1 2013

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