ArcAd Arc Flash Hazard Calculator Software V6.0

ArcAd Arc Flash Hazard Calculator Software V6.0
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ArcAd Arc Flash Hazard Calculator Software - Version 6.0

Creative Safety Supply offers this Arc Flash calculator and analysis software to make it easier to evaluate your facility's electrical systems. 

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  • Calculator-style interface makes complex calculations easy to understand.
  • Calculate initial pressure generated by arc blast and arc flash TNT (TriNitroToluen) equivalent.
  • Design safer power systems while insuring compliance with NEC, OSHA, NFPA 70E 2015, IEEE P1584 and CSA Z462 standards and regulations.
  • Avoid potential fines, lost productivity, and increased insurance.
  • Customize labels by selecting and adding information displayed on them.
  • Detailed arc flash analysis using the IEEE 1584 equations and the Lee method.
  • Instantly determine arcing current, incident energy, arc flash, limited, restricted, and prohibited shock approach boundaries, hazard risk category, typical clothing system.
  • Add fuse and circuit breaker data including time-current characteristics for the devices that are not already featured in the built-in protection device library.
  • 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 and other incident energy levels as well, such as the rating of proposed personal protective equipment, or evaluated onset to second degree burn energy.
  • Create warning labels in English and a variety of international languages.
  • Preview, save, print arc flash labels in high resolution graphic and PDF formats.
  • Save input configuration, protection device information.
  • Perform analysis using metric, imperial units.
  • Save reports including equipment data, calculation results, warning label.

The IEEE 1584 empirically derived model was chosen for arc flash analysis due to the model's capability to accurately account for a wide variety of setup parameters including:

  • Voltages in the range of 208 V to 15 000 V, three-phase (line-to-line).
  • Frequencies of 50 Hz or 60 Hz.
  • Bolted fault current (rms symmetrical):
    • 208 V - 600 V : 500 A to 106 000 A
    • 601 V - 15 000 V : 200 A to 65 000 A
  • Gaps between conductors:
    • 208 V - 600 V : 6.35 mm (0.25 in) to 76.2 mm (3 in.)
    • 601 V - 15 000 V : 19.05 mm (0.75 in) to 254 mm (10 in.)
  • Working distances of 305 mm (12 in) or larger
  • Fault clearing time: no limit
  • Enclosure dimension limits:
    • Maximum Height or Width: 1244.6 mm (49 in.)
    • Maximum Opening Area: 1.549 m2 (2401 in2)
    • Minimum Width: The width of the enclosure should be larger than four times the gap between conductors (electrodes).
  • Electrode Configurations:
    • VCB: Vertical conductors/electrodes inside a metal box/enclosure
    • VCBB: vertical conductors/electrodes terminated in an insulating barrier inside a metal box/enclosure
    • HCB: horizontal conductors/electrodes inside a metal box/enclosure
    • VOA: vertical conductors/electrodes in open air
    • HOA: horizontal conductors/electrodes in open air 

There are alternative calculation methods for system parameters which fall outside the range of the model. For cases with vertical electrodes in open air (VOA electrode configuration) where voltage is over 15 kV or gap between conductors is more than 254 mm. (10 inches), the theoretically derived Lee method can be applied and it is implemented in Arc Flash Analytic version 6.0The Lee method based upon Lee’s paper, is applicable for three-phase systems in open air substations, and open air transmission and distribution systems. This model is intended for applications where faults will escalate to three-phase faults. Where this is not possible or likely, this model will give a conservative result.

System Requirements:

  • Download link emailed to you after you order.
  • Requires Microsoft .NET Framework Version 3.5 or higher to run.


  • If you are experiencing issues while running AFA V6.0, please check if you have .NET Framework Version 3.5 or higher installed onto your PC.
  • To see which versions are currently installed:
    • Go to Start Menu > Control Panel
    • Click "Programs" or "Programs and Features"
    • Scroll down to "Microsoft .NET Framework"
    • Check the version number next to each entry.
    • The first two digits of each entry is the .NET Framework version.





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