ANSI / IEEE Standards C37 & UL 489

Short Circuit Software ANSI / IEEE Standards C37 & UL 489

ETAP Short Circuit software program allows for short circuit calculations based on ANSI and IEEE standards. In ANSI/IEEE short circuit software program, an equivalent voltage source at the fault location, which equals the prefault voltage at the location, replaces all external voltage sources and machine internal voltage sources.

Three different impedance networks are formed to calculate momentary, interrupting, and steady-state short circuit currents, and corresponding fault current duties for various protective devices. These networks are: ½ cycle network (subtransient network), 1.5-4 cycle network (transient network), and 30 cycle network (steady-state network).


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ANSI/IEEE Standards recommend the use of separate R and X networks to calculate X/R values. An X/R ratio is obtained for each individual faulted bus and short circuit current. This X/R ratio is then used to determine the multiplying factor to account for the system DC offset.

Featured Highlights

  • Single-phase & panel systems device duty evaluation
  • Determine maximum & minimum short circuit fault currents
  • Calculate ½ cycle, 1.5–4, & 30 cycle balanced & unbalanced faults (3-phase, L-G, L-L, L-L-G)
  • Check momentary & interrupting device duty capabilities
  • Check circuit breaker closing & latching capabilities
  • Evaluate symmetrical or total rated circuit breakers
  • Special handling of generator circuit breakers for system & generator faults
  • Interrupting fault current duty as a function of breaker contact parting time
  • Standard & user-definable contact parting time
  • Automatically includes No AC Decay (NACD) ratio
  • User options for automatic adjustment of HVCB rating
  • HVCB & Bus momentary duty
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Short Circuit Software Standards

IEEE C37.04 Standard Rating Structure for AC High-Voltage Circuit Breakers Rated on a Symmetrical Current including Supplements: IEEE C37.04f, IEEE C37.04g, IEEE C37.04h, IEEE C37.04i
IEEE C37.010 Standard Application Guide for AC High-Voltage Circuit Breakers Rated on a Symmetrical Current
IEEE C37.010b Standard and Emergency Load Current-Carrying Capability
IEEE C37.010e Supplement to IEEE C37.010
IEEE C37.13 Standard for Low-Voltage AC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures
IEEE C37.013 Standard for AC High-Voltage Generator Circuit Breakers Rated on a Symmetrical Current Basis
IEEE C37.20.1 Standard for Metal Enclosed Low-Voltage Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear
IEEE 399 IEEE Recommended Practice for Power System Analysis (IEEE Brown Book)
IEEE 141 IEEE Recommended Practice for Electric Power Distribution for Industrial Plants (IEEE Red Book)
IEEE 242 IEEE Recommended Practice for Protection and Coordination of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems (IEEE Buff Book)
UL 489_9 Standard for Safety for Molded-Case Circuit Breakers, Molded-Case Switches, and Circuit Breaker Enclosure
ETAP Short Circuit Interrupting Capability

Evaluate LVCB Interrupting Capability Based on Maximum Voltage