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TutorialArcFlashHazardAnalysis

ThistutorialdemonstrateshowtouseseveralofEasyPowersarclashanalysisfeatures.EasyPowerArcFlashisintegrated
withtheprogramsshortcircuitanalysisfeature,sotheinterfacesaresimilar.

ShortCircuitFocus
Toperformanarclashanalysis,youmustbeintheShortCircuitfocus.
1.FromtheFilemenu,clickOpenFile.
Tip:IfyouareviewingtheStartPage,youcanclickOpenOnelineinstead.
2.OpentheProtection1.dezileinyourSamplesdirectory.
3.Click
4.Click

Maximizeontheonelinewindow,ifneeded,toillthesessionwindowwiththeoneline.
ShortCircuittoopentheShortCircuitfocus.

CalculatingArcFlashHazardsandCurrents
1.Click

ArcFlashifitisnotalreadyselected.

2.Click

FaultBus(es).Theprogramdisplaysthearclashboundaries(AFB)andincidentenergies.

Figure1:ArcFlashResultsontheOneline

DetailedOutputandtheSpreadsheet

1.Click

SCOptions.IntheShortCircuitOptionsdialogbox,selecttheArcFlashHazardtab.

Figure2:ShortCircuitOptionsArcFlashHazards
2.UnderWorstCaseArcFlashHazards,changetheOutputtoDetailed,andthenclickOK.
3.DoubleclickonSWG4tofaultthebus,andthenclick ArrangeforArcFlashorpressF8toviewtheArcFlash
HazardReport.YoucanalsoselectArcFlashHazardReportundertheWindowbuttontodisplaythereport.

Figure3:ArcFlashHazardSpreadsheetOutput
Amoredetailedsetofarclashresultsisprovidedforthearcingfault.Theresultsonthedownstreamfeeder
breakersrepresentthehazardsonewouldincurwhenworkingjustdownstreamofthosebreakers.
Now,tryexperimentingwiththespreadsheetandarclashoptions.
Note:ToaccesstheShortCircuitandArcFlashOptions,theonelinemustbetheselectedwindow.

ArcFlashHazardLabels
PrintingArcFlashLabels

YoucanprintarclashlabelsfromtheArcFlashHazardReport.RightclickonaspreadsheetrowandselecteitherPrint
LabelforSelectedDeviceorPrintLabelforAllDevices.
Note:ThisfeatureisnotavailableintheDemoversionofEasyPower.
Forfurtherdetailsregardingarclashhazardlabelsincludinglabelprintingoptionsandcustomizablelabeloptions,referto
the"ArcFlashHazardAnalysis"topicinHelp.

CreatingEnergizedElectricalWorkPermits
Youcancreateaworkpermit,asfollows:
1.Closethearclashhazardlabelifitisstillopen.
2.Ontheoneline,rightclickonSWG4andselectArcFlashWorkPermit.
3.IntheWorkTaskDialog,selecttheWorkonLivePartscheckbox,andthenclickOK.
EasyPoweropensMicrosoftWordanddisplaysaworkpermitwithdatabasedoncalculatedarclashhazardsandthe
selectedworktask.
Note:IntheDemoversion,youcannotselectaworktask,andonlyasampleworkpermitiscreated.

Figure4:WorkPermit

Someitemstonote:
WorkpermitscanbequicklycreatedforeachbusinEasyPower.Youcanautomaticallycreateahyperlinkforthe
workpermitandassociateitwiththeequipmentitembyselectingthecheckboxintheWorkTaskDialog.The
hyperlinkisavailableintheequipment'sdatadialogboxontheHyperlinkstab.
Youcancustomizetheworkpermittemplate.ThedefaulttemplateisnamedWPTemplate.docxandcanbemodiied
usingMicrosoftWord.Youcancreateacustomtemplatewithanewname,ifdesired,andspecifythenewtemplatein
Tools>Options>FileLocations.See"EditingWorkPermits"inHelpformoreinformation.
YoucancustomizetheWorkTaskDialoginformationbymodifyingtheStdlib.mdblibraryinEasyPower.

CoordinationIntegration
Toperformcoordinationintegration,dothefollowing:
1.Closetheworkpermittemplateifitisstillopen.
2.Click

Coordination.

3.Click

SCOptions,andselecttheArcFlashHazardtab.

4.InArcFlashHazardOptions,underWorstCaseArcFlashHazards,changeOutputtoIncludingMain,andthen
clickOK.
5.Click
OpenTCC.IntheOpenTCCdialogbox,selectTCC1andthenclickOpen.Youcanmaximizethewindow,if
needed.
6.Click

ArcFlash.ThearclashresultsappearontheTCConeline.

7.DragtheshorttimedelayofthepurpleBL1SSTcurve(ontheright)upanddown.

Figure5:CoordinationIntegrationinEasyPower
8.Observethatthearclashresultsautomaticallyupdateatthelowersectionoftheoneline.Thisprovidesauseful
demonstrationoftheinluencethatthesettingsofprotectivedeviceshaveonarclashhazards.
9.ToclosetheTCCwindow,clickonthelower
changes,thebasecaseisupdated.

onthetoprightcornerofthewindow.Ifyouselecttosaveyour

UserDeinedTimes
1.OntheEasyPoweroneline,click
DatabaseEdittoopentheDatabaseEditfocus.Whenyouchangetothe
databasefocus,ifanytemporarychangeshavebeenmadethatarenotyetstored,youareaskedifyouwanttosave
them.ClickNofornow.
2.DoubleclickSWG4.IntheBusDatadialogbox,selecttheArcFlashHazardtab.
3.IntheTripTimesforthisBuslist,selectUserDeinedTimes.
4.Fillinthedeviceclearingtimes.Uptofourdeviceclearingtimescanbeuserspeciiedforeachbus.
5.ClickOKtosaveyourchanges.