Arc Flash Hazard Advanced Workshop

5-Day Workshop
Oct 2 - 6, 2017
Irvine, United States
Fee: $2,440 2,240

Day Morning Afternoon

Introduction to ETAP and STAR for Protection and Coordination Studies
Protection and Coordination Objectives
Study Procedure and Requirements

Thermal Protective Devices (Fuses, Overload Heater, TM Breaker)
Low Voltage Circuit Breakers
Current Limiting Fuses and Breakers
CT, PT, Relay and Standard Protection Elements (49, 50, 51, 51V, 67, 87)
DC Protective Devices

Fault Types and Bolted/Arcing Fault Currents
Fault Types Detection Techniques in LV/HV Protective Devices
Max and Min Fault Currents and Standards

Apparatus / Equipment Protection Landmarks
Apparatus / Equipment Overcurrent Protection
Zones of Protection
Protective Device Type Consideration
 Loading and Overload Consideration
Fault Type and Fault Current Consideration

Time Intervals for Overcurrent Coordination
Protective Device Type Consideration
Fault Types Consideration

Through Fault Current versus Bus Fault Current
Star Sequence of Operation and Viewer
Normalized Mode in Star View TCC and Shift Factors
Partial and Full Differential Protection
Directional Protection

Overview and Minimum Requirements
Protection and Coordination Rule Book
Tabular and Graphical Analysis Viewer
Tabular and Graphical Reports
Procedure and Study Steps

Arc Flash physics – 3-Phase arc flash events
Effect of voltage, bolted fault current and gaps between conductors
Arc Current Variation
Effect of enclosure and electrode orientation & configurations
Effect of Working Distance and Arc Flash Boundary
3-phase vs. 1-Phase arc physics
Understanding the empirical IEEE 1584-2002 model
      Model application range
      Model limitations
Understanding the NFPA 70E Doughty Neal Method
Ralph Lee (Theoretical Method) – Application Considerations
International Standards Overview – Discussion of similarities and differences

Arc Flash Analysis Interface – Display annotations, reports, study case and & bus editors
Selecting between 1584-2002 and Ralph Lee Methods
Modeling Considerations for Bolted Fault Current and System Source Impedance
Global vs. Individual Data Entry
Arc Flash Sequence of Operation
Application of Arc Current Variation
Modeling Enclosure Isolation and Physical Properties
Modeling Electrode Orientation and Current Variation
Modeling Generator Current Decrement
Introduction to TCC AF Incident Energy Curves
Utilizing the Arc Flash Result Analyzer

Presentation on Arc Flash Mitigation Techniques
Modeling ZSIP and Maintenance Modes
Modeling Current Limiting Fuses
Simulation Considerations for Differential Protection
Modeling of light detecting relays, pressure switches
Simulating the I.E. mitigation effects  AF crowbar and arc vault systems

Application of 3-phase equations on 1-phase arcs
Special consideration for 1-phase systems – Incident Energy Correction Factors
Understanding the limits of IEEE 1584-2002 and NFPA 70E (i.e. LV 240/208, 125 kVA)

DC Arc Physics – Shunt and Series DC arc faults
DC arc flash calculation methods and standards
DC arc flash analysis calculation examples
DC arc flash in Photovoltaic systems
     Voltage behind impedance – Thevenin / Norton equivalents
     PV Short-circuit characteristics
     Limitation of max power method for PV systems
     Application of improved method for PV system arc flash analysis

Question & answer session & Handling “FCT not Determined” conditions

Workshop Description

  • This 5-day professional hands-on workshop is designated for experienced ETAP users in order to take advantage of the full capabilities of the application to solve more complex power system problems in regards to the arc flash hazard assessment and mitigation techniques.
  • This workshop is focused on solving the practical advanced problems related to arc flash hazard assessment and mitigation techniques utilizing the new methods of automated evaluation of equipment protection & coordination in ETAP application.
  • This workshop does not include any refresher on fundamentals of power system modeling in ETAP.
  • An ETAP workstation is provided for each attendee.

Who should attend

  • ETAP professional workshops are recommended for engineers who have taken prior ETAP workshops and/or are proficient in basic functionalities of ETAP.
  • This series of workshops are to employ ETAP v16.1 in more practical cases and how to fully utilize ETAP capabilities most efficiently to analyze the dynamic behavior of the systems. 
  • Recommended for users who have practical experience with the details of power system modeling, managing 3-dimensional database and utilizing device libraries in the ETAP application.


. The Early Bird discount is available up to 30 days before the start of the workshop.
Register EARLY and save $200.

Four CEUs available by completing this workshop.


ETAP Learning Center
17 Goodyear
Irvine, CA 92618

Date & Time

Oct 2 - 6, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Light breakfast snacks, beverages, and lunch are included with the registration fee.


All travel and hotel arrangements are the responsibility of the attendees.
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