Arc Flash Analysis - Professional

3-Day Workshop
May 12 - 14, 2020
Houston, United States
Fee: $1,820 1,720

Day Morning Afternoon

Arc Flash Physics – 3-Phase Arc Flash Events
Effect of Voltage, Bolted Fault Current and Gaps
Arc Current Variation
Effect of Enclosure and Electrode Orientation Configuration
Effect of Working Distance and Arc Flash Boundary
3-Phase vs. 1-Phase Arcs

IEEE 1584 2018 Arc-Flash Model
Effect of Electrode Configurations
Arcing Current Variation
Enclosure Effects & Correction Factor
Effect of Electrode Material Copper / Aluminum – for low-voltage equipment
What differences to expect between old and new model

Development of the Empirical IEEE 1584-2002 / 2018 Model
Model Application Range
Model Limitations
NFPA 70E Doughty Neal Method
Ralph Lee - Theoretical Method Application
International Arc Flash Standards Overview

Arc Flash Analysis Using IEEE 1584-2018 & NFPA 70E 2018
Application Range of IEEE 1584-2018
Modeling Considerations for Bolted Fault Current and System Source Impedance
Arc Flash Analysis Interface – Display annotations, reports, study case and & bus editors
Global vs. Individual Data Entry
Arc Flash Sequence of Operation
Introduction to TCC AF Incident Energy Curves
Application of Arc Current Variation
Modeling Electrode Orientation and Current Variation
Modeling Enclosure Isolation and Physical Properties
Modeling Subtraction of Incident Energy
Utilizing the Arc Flash Result Analyzer


Modeling ZSIP
Maintenance Mode Switch for Arc Flash
Modeling Current Limiting Fuses – Peak-let-thru and IEEE
Modeling Differential Relay Protection
MV Relay Controllable Fuses
Equipment Specific Incident Energy Equations
Modeling Considerations for Looped Systems & Long Radial Configurations

Accounting for Effect of Fault Current Limiters
Modeling Light Detecting Relays
Modeling Arc Flash Crowbar and Arc Vault® systems
Generator Current Decay
Modeling 1-Phase Systems using IEEE 1584-2018
Low Voltage Equipment Arc Flash Limits – Arc Sustainability
Understanding the limits of IEEE 1584-2018 and NFPA 70E (i.e. LV 240/208, 2 kA)

MV Arc Flash Physical Behavior
OSHA and NESC Requirements
Available Analysis Methods
Selection of working distance & Gaps per NESC
Line-to-ground Arc Flash Analysis Examples

Arc Flash for Wind Farm Collector Systems
Arc Flash for PV AC Collector Systems
Modeling Considerations for Multi-Source Systems Renewable Energy Systems

DC Arc Physics – Shunt and Series DC Arc Faults
DC Arc Flash Calculation Methods and Standards
DC Arc Flash Application Examples
DC Arc Flash for Photovoltaic Systems
Limitation of Max Power Method for PV Systems
Improved Method for PV System DC Arc Flash Analysis

Work Permits
Data Sheets
Standard Labels
Custom Labels
Arc Flash Label Printers

Handling “FCT not Determined” Conditions
Final Q/A

Workshop Description

  • This 3-day professional hands-on workshop is designated for experienced ETAP users looking to take advantage of the full capabilities of ETAP software for performing arc-flash incident energy analysis and to simulate advanced I.E. mitigation techniques.
  • This workshop provides a full discussion on the new IEEE 1584-2018 arc-flash model. It includes background and insights into the model development and validation, as it is essential to understand how the new model combines empirical and arc-flash physical behavior. An analytical opinion on how an arc-flash incident energy study changes when applying the new electrode configurations and features of the new arc-flash model.
  • This workshop focuses on solving the practical advanced problems related to arc-flash assessment and mitigation techniques, utilizing the new methods of automated evaluation of equipment protection & coordination in ETAP application.
  • This workshop covers all aspects of arc-flash analysis from HV, MV, LV AC arc-flash to DC arc-flash applications and models. The examples are designed to enable an engineer to effectively perform incident energy analysis for any voltage level. Some practical discussion on how to handle AC systems with frequencies other than 50/60 Hz are included.
  • 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 apply latest ETAP 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 $100.

2.4 CEUs available by completing this workshop.


ETAP Learning Center - Gulf Region
14330 W. Sylvanfield Drive
Houston, TX 77014
+1 (281) 493 0300

Date & Time

May 12 - 14, 2020
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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