Arc Flash Software

Arc Flash

Arc Flash Analysis

Reduce Risk    Improve Safety    Enforce Compliance
ETAP AC Arc Flash Analysis software brings you new and enhanced capabilities which allow for faster and easier assessment of arc flash hazards and incident analysis. Identify and analyze high risk arc flash areas in your electrical power system with greater flexibility by simulating and evaluating various mitigation methods in your arc flash study.
Electrican with PPE equipment and Arc Flash Labels, one-line diagram with printed results, and TCC curves

The Arc Flash Analysis program is a completely integrated module that solves multiple scenarios to determine worst-case arc flash energy levels. The Arc Flash calculation software module also produces professional reports and high quality arc flash safety labels at a press of a button.

The Arc Flash Analysis module also includes comprehensive single phase and three phase arc flash assessment calculations as well as an invaluable arc flash analyzer tool to summarize results from the arc flash study.

DC Arc Flash is offered as a separate module for direct current applications.

Arc Flash Software Key Features

Complete study for Arc Flash showing faulted protective equipment, detailed arc flash reports, and printable arc flash labels

Arc Flash Software Capabilities

  • Current Limiting Fuse (CLF) modeling
  • Automatic consideration of generator AC decay & decrement curve during arc flash conditions
  • AC motor arc flash current decay handling
  • Time varying fault clearing time calculation & short circuit current decay
  • Automatic or user-defined source protective device search algorithm option to simulate worse arc flash hazard conditions. Relay actions include 49, 50, 51, 67, 79, 87.
  • Arc flash calculation for electrical power systems including 3-phase & 1-phase panel / UPS systems
  • Extended search past the point of multiple upstream source
  • Perform arc flash analysis in Radial & multiple source systems
  • The arc flash analysis software allows the simulation of differential relays, maintenance mode switches, & arc flash photo-sensors
  • Arc Flash software simulates the effect of Zone Selective Interlock Protection (ZSIP) in your arc flash study
  • Alerts for personal protective equipment (PPE) ATPV rating violations (maximum allowable PPE arc rating alerts)
  • Comprehensive protective device library
Arc Flash reports put together in a single view with the option to export into excel.

Fast & Efficient Arc Flash Software

  • Automatically determine the Arcing Fault Clearing Time
  • Instantly determine arc flash protection, prohibited, restricted, & limited approach boundaries in compliance with NFPA 70E
  • Arc Flash software determines individual arcing current contributions
  • The Automated Arc Flash Labeling Software generates arc flash labels for every incoming main circuit breaker cubicle, load circuit breaker, & motor starter bucket
  • Generate arc flash labels for every load terminal point including induction motors, synchronous motors, capacitor banks, & static loads
  • Run multiple arc flash calculations with one-click & analyze all of the different results in minutes
  • Define customized arc flash parameters and arc specs or use system-calculated results to determine the arc flash energy
  • Use the built-in Arc Flash Calculator for quick incident energy results and to perform quick “what if” scenarios in your arc flash study
Arc Flash Labels with editable templates that can be printed out

Video Tutorials

ETAP Arc Flash Overview - Part 1

ETAP Arc Flash Overview - Part 1

ETAP Arc Flash Analysis automatically estimates the Incident Energy released in the event of an arc fault and determines the required Flash Protection Boundary.

ETAP Arc Flash Overview - Part 2

ETAP Arc Flash Overview - Part 2

ETAP Arc Flash Analysis automatically estimates the Incident Energy released in the event of an arc fault and determines the required Flash Protection Boundary.

ETAP Arc Flash Overview - Part 3

ETAP Arc Flash Overview - Part 3

ETAP Arc Flash Analysis automatically estimates the Incident Energy released in the event of an arc fault and determines the required Flash Protection Boundary.

ETAP Arc Flash Overview - Part 4

ETAP Arc Flash Overview - Part 4

ETAP Arc Flash Analysis automatically estimates the Incident Energy released in the event of an arc fault and determines the required Flash Protection Boundary.

ETAP Arc Flash Overview - Part 5

ETAP Arc Flash Overview - Part 5

ETAP Arc Flash Analysis automatically estimates the Incident Energy released in the event of an arc fault and determines the required Flash Protection Boundary.

ETAP Arc Flash Overview - Part 6

ETAP Arc Flash Overview - Part 6

ETAP Arc Flash Analysis automatically estimates the Incident Energy released in the event of an arc fault and determines the required Flash Protection Boundary.

Protective Coordination & Arc Flash in Mission Critical Facilities

Protective Coordination & Arc Flash in Mission Critical Facilities

ETAP makes the creation of multiple configurations and operating modes for the system being modeled easy once the model has been created and then the available incident energy for each bus in each configuration can be determined and compared. The worst case incident energy and corresponding personal protective equipment (PPE) can be put on arc flash labels to be applied to the equipment.

Arc Flash Customized Labels

Arc Flash Customized Labels

ETAP 7.1 now includes the ability to customize and link arc flash electrical safety labels using Microsoft Word. This webinar explains step-by-step instructions.

ETAP 14 Compliance with Arc Flash NFPA 70E 2015

ETAP 14 Compliance with Arc Flash NFPA 70E 2015

Compliance requirements of NFPA 70E - 2015 Edition using ETAP 14 Arc Flash Analysis: Compliance with the Latest Standards and Guidelines, New AC and DC Arc Flash Modes, Study Case, and Interface Arc Flash Analyzer Enhancement, New Sequence-of-Operation for IEC Arc Flash, New Enclosure Isolation for Main & Load Protective Devices, New Correction Factors for Arc Current and Incident Energy.

Literature

Arc Flash Analysis

Arc Flash Analysis

Introduction to ETAP Arc Flash Hazard Analysis module with instructions on how to setup arc flash calculations.

Arc Flash Analysis Done Right

Arc Flash Analysis Done Right

Arc flash analysis system modeling and studies for existing systems.

Arc Flash Analysis calculates Arc Flash Hazard Distance

Arc Flash Analysis calculates Arc Flash Hazard Distance

The comparison of NFPA 70E-2000 an IEEE 1584-2002 standards for Arc Flash Analysis.

FCT Not determined

FCT Not determined

The most common roadblocks to finding fault clearing time in arc flash calculations.

White Papers

Hazards of Single-Phase Arc Flash

Hazards of Single-Phase Arc Flash

This article presents different methods for assessing the hazards of high- and low-voltage 1-phase equipment.

Limitations of Arc Flash Hazard Tables

Limitations of Arc Flash Hazard Tables

It's important to understand the Hazard/Risk Category levels listed in NFPA 70E, but just as important to understand the limitations of these tables.

Assessing Low-Voltage Arc Hazards

Assessing Low-Voltage Arc Hazards

This article explains how arc flash software is essential to identifying and analyzing high-risk arc flash areas, so you can help keep your electrical staff safer.