UG SoCal

Transient Arc Current & Incident Energy Modeling Considerations

Jul 18, 2017
Irvine, United States

The SoCal ETAP User Group will meet at the ETAP Learning Center in Irvine, CA

User Group Description

  • Social (5:30 pm): Welcome & Introductions - Snacks & refreshments will be provided.

  • Presentation (6:00 pm):  The behavior of the arc current as a function of time is a complex physical phenomena which is still being researched and implemented in new models for upcoming IEEE standards such as IEEE P1584. Along with the complexity of the fault current model, the transient fault current behavior of a power system brings additional complexity and challenges in the determination of the fault clearing time.

    This presentation covers the engineering background behind the “Fault Current Decay Method” and the “Incident Energy Subtraction” methodology with application examples for industrial and generation systems.

    The presentation has an emphasis on how to apply the different ETAP arc flash tools for different types of systems in order to capture the most accurate transient arc fault current and energy results.  
  • Open Discussion


  • Raghu Veeraraghavan
    Safety Division General Test Manager
    DC Arc Flash Product Manager

  • Albert Marroquin, PE
    Electrical Safety & Dynamics Engineering Division Manager
    AC Arc Flash Product Manager
    IEEE P1584 New Model Validation TG Vice Chair
    VP V&V

Who should attend

This presentation is recommended for individuals with experience in arc flash simulations who would like to enhance their understanding of more advanced arc flash simulations. 


This event is free and registration is required. Seating is limited, register early.


ETAP Learning Center
17 Goodyear
Irvine, CA 92618

Date & Time

Jul 18, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Snacks and refreshments will be provided.



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