ArcFault™ - Arcing Fault Hazard Evaluation

ArcFault - High Voltage Arc Flash

High Voltage Arc Flash

Arcing Fault Hazard Evaluation for medium and high voltage systems
ETAP ArcFault™ analysis software is used for performing Arc Flash Analysis on electric transmission and distribution utilities, industrial and renewable power systems operating at 1 kV and above.
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The ArcFault analysis program allows the simulation of different types of faults in 3-phase and 1-phase systems without the need of externally calculating short circuit currents and protective device operation time. The program automatically determines the working distance and minimum approach distance based on the system voltage, transient overvoltage conditions, and altitude. 

ArcFault contains customizable calculation methods and equations allowing the user to account for future research on arc fault physical behavior.

ArcFault is fully integrated with Star™ protective device coordination module utilizing time-current characteristic (TCC) curves and short circuit calculations for arcing fault hazard evaluation.

High Voltage Arc Flash Software Key Features

  • Arc Flash Analysis for systems greater than 1 kV
  • OSHA 1910.269 Appendix E
  • NESC
  • Model line-line & line-ground arc faults in open air
  • Model three-phase arc faults in open air
  • Extended IEEE 1584-2002 model for Arc-in-a-Box
  • Auto-gap, working distance & auto-selection of minimum approach distance
  • 1-phase, 3-phase, & UPS arc flash hazard calculations
  • Arc flash in Enclosed & Open air equipment
  • Integrated with ETAP Short Circuit Analysis software
  • Integrated with ETAP Star protective device coordination software
  • Includes over 1000s of protective device libraries
  • Protective device sequence of operation for line-ground, line-line & three-phase arc faults
  • Arc Flash Hazard Safety Labels
  • Arc Flash Result Analyzer
  • Time Saving Resources
  • Mitigation technique modeling
  • PPE Requirements Approval
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ArcFault Software Capabilities

  • Conversion factors from High Voltage Arc Flash to Arc-in-a-Box
  • Current Limiting Fuse (CLF) modeling
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Alerts for personal protective equipment (PPE) ATPV rating violations (maximum allowable PPE arc rating alerts)
  • Comprehensive protective device library

Fast & Efficient Arc Flash Software

  • Automatically determine the Arcing Fault Clearing Time
  • Instantly determine or user-define arc flash distance parameters 
  • Arc Flash software determines individual arcing current contributions
  • Altitude & transient over-voltage correction factors
  • The Automated Arc Flash Labeling Software generates arc flash labels for multiple locations
  • 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
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High Voltage Arc Flash for T&D, Industrial and Renewable Systems

High Voltage Arc Flash for T&D, Industrial and Renewable Systems

Arc flash analysis extends well beyond the scope of IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E methodology for transmission, distribution, industrial and renewable energy systems. For many years, the industry has been lacking an ‘all-in-one’ solution for performing AC and DC arc flash analysis on LV, MV, and HV systems.

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ETAP ArcFault™ - High Voltage Arc Flash Analysis

ETAP ArcFault™ - High Voltage Arc Flash Analysis

ETAP ArcFault™ analysis software is used for performing Arc Flash Analysis on electric transmission & distribution utilities and renewable power systems operating at 1kV and above.

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