Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Issue #21 - Updates to ARCAD software for arc flash analysis and labeling.


  1. Improved software ergonomics including tool tips, restructured navigation menu, streamlined data entry and data validation process etc.
  2. Built-in circuit protection library was populated with 800+ more fuses and circuit breakers.
  3. Part of Available 3-Phase Short Circuit Current Through Protection Device entry field has been added.
  4. Insulating glove class is now determined.
  5. Designate upper limit of arc duration in the range from 2 to 10 seconds for incident energy and arc flash boundary calculations. The limit was set to two (2) seconds in previous software editions.
  6. Arc flash label templates are now available in more international languages.
  7. Updated user manual and help menu.
 AFA V5.0 Main Screen.

You can use your existing AFA V5.0 registration credentials to activate the program. Own an older version of Arc Flash Analytic and would like to update to the newest AFA V5.0? Call us to qualify for $100.00 discount off the advertised AFA V5.0 price of $290.00. Have any suggestion on how to improve AFA V5.0? Let us know.

  • Detailed arc flash 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.
  • Instantly determine arcing current, incident energy, arc flash, limited, restricted and prohibited shock approach boundaries, hazard risk category, typical clothing system.
  • Add fuse and circuit breaker data including time-current characteristics for the devices that are not already featured in the built-in protection device library. 
  • 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, print arc flash labels in high resolution graphic format.
  • Save input configuration, protection device information.
  • Perform analysis using metric, imperial units.
  • Save reports including equipment data, calculation results, warning label.
More information about Arc Flash Analytic arc flash analysis and labeling software is available on this page
ARCAD INC. located in Toronto, 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 www.arcadvisor.com
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