Thursday, December 6, 2018

Product Release - AFA V6.0

December 5, 2018
For Immediate Release

Arc Flash Analytic version 6.0

The new software program for single- and three-phase arc flash hazard analysis & labeling is now available. 
TORONTO, ON - ARCAD INC. announces the release of AFA V6.0 software program for Windows operating systems.

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).

  • Electrode Configurations:

    • 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
    • VOA: vertical conductors/electrodes in open air
    • HOA: horizontal conductors/electrodes in open air
    More information about AFA V6.0 software is available at

    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

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