ArcSafety™ - DC Arc Flash Software

DC Arc Flash

DC Arc Flash Analysis

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ETAP DC Arc Flash software calculates the incident energy for different types of direct current applications, including mission critical facilities, electrochemical plants, substation battery banks, photovoltaic plants, nuclear plants, and transportation systems.
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ETAP DC Arc Flash complies with NFPA 70E 2018 Annex D.5.1 to D.5.3. This module allows the engineer to compare DC arc flash incident energy values and determine the most conservative results using a network-based solution and a powerful DC arc flash calculator.

DC Arc Flash Software Key Features

  • Calculation Methods:
    • Maximum Power
    • Stokes & Oppenlander
    • Paukert
  • Determine Incident Energy
  • Calculate arc flash boundaries
  • Graphical “What If” DC Arc Flash Calculator
  • Integrated with DC Short Circuit
  • Integrated with Star – Protective Device Coordination
  • Identify mis-operation due to arc flash
  • Arc Flash Result Analyzer
  • Equipment labeling based on NFPA 70E 2018 compliance
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DC Arc Flash Software Capabilities

  • Worst-case arc flash scenario evaluation
  • Graphical DC Arc Current Reference Plot on TCC View
  • Incident Energy Subtraction Method for multiple sources
  • Determine Incident Energy for non-linear current sources (DC coupled systems, PV, BESS etc.)
  • DC Arc Flash Calculator
    • Quick graphical "What If" scenarios results
    • Batch calculations from spreadsheets for different set of inputs
    • Enhanced and useful calculation warnings for each method
  • Battery Energy Storage Systems
    • IEEE Std .946
    • Short-circuit modeling based on State of Charge
  • PV Array Modeling
    • Multiple generation categories
    • Built in irradiance calculator
    • SC model based on manufacturer PV and IV curves
    • PV panel modeling based on series and parallel arrays
  • Model UPS, DC motors, & AC-DC converters
  • Model Chargers based on user-defined short-circuit curve
  • Fully integrated with industry standards & nuclear grade DC modules
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Videos

ETAP DC Arc Flash Session Part 1-3

ETAP DC Arc Flash Session Part 1-3

The topics that will be discussed in this video are the characteristics of an Arc, DC Short Circuit calculations, the Maximum Power Method, the Stokes and Oppenlander Method, Paukert Method, how these methods are utilized in ETAP, the calculation of incident energy, how to configure ETAP 11.1 to determine whether or not you are dealing with an open or closed air equipment, and the result analyzer.

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DC Arc Flash

DC Arc Flash

This module calculates the incident energy for different types of DC applications.

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