Arc-Flash-Analytic v 5.0 software tool has been developed based on IEEE 1584 Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations as an easy to use and comprehensive instrument for calculating arc incident energy, arc flash boundary, determining limited, restricted and prohibited approach boundaries, hazard risk category required by National Electrical Code, Canadian Electrical Code and OSHA when work is to be performed on or near the energized equipment. Also, the program allows to calculate initial pressure generated by arc blast and arc flash TNT ( Tri-Nitro-Toluen ) equivalent. IEEE 1584 Empirical Model calculation mode has been extended to include circuit protection device drop down list. The program will populate the list with protection devices meeting the application's system voltage and interrupting rating requirements. AFA v5.0 comes accompanied with built-in library of selected protection devices and capability to extent the library with customer specific devices. The program will automatically determine arc duration based on predicted arcing current value and selected protective device type. AFA v5.0 program allows to perform arc flash boundary calculations based on 1.2 cal/cm^2 (5 Joules/cm^2) onset energy to second degree burn for bare skin exposure per IEEE 1584 Guide, other incident energy levels as well such as the rating of proposed personal protective equipment, or evaluated onset to second degree burn energy.
Version 5.0.8: Nominal system voltage for shock hazard assessment has been revised reflecting changes to NFPA 70E table 130.4(c)(a).
All references to the prohibited approach boundary have been deleted throughout the standard and the AFA V5.0 program. Once the restricted approach boundary was crossed, there were no other requirements in the NFPA 70E 2015 edition.
All label layouts and terminology have been rearranged to meet the new standard requirements.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) recommendations displayed on labels created using the program can be reviewed, edited or reset to default values. The feature will let you making necessarily PPE adjustments required for various tasks in English and a variety of international languages. Also, the PPE requirements in new NFPA 70E standard have changed from previous editions of the standard. They may become different again and the feature will let you reflect the changes as the safety standard evolves.
The program is now memorizing selected label style (including label size, text color, style), optional extra line title, value.