IGARD IEEE 1584 Based Arc Flash Calculator REV2 05Dec2009

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  • Rev. #: Rev 1.0

    File Name: IEEE 1584 Based Arc Flash Calculator

    Date:

    1

    3 Transformer Capacity (kVA)

    Equipment Tag

    IEEE 1584 Based Arc FlashCalculator

    2 % Impedance of the Transformer

    Secondary Voltage of the Transformer (V)

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    TRANSFORMER NAMEPLATE DATA

    USER INPUT DATA

    3 Protective Device Clearing Time (s)

    1

    2

    ARC FLASH RESULTS

    Bolted Fault Current (kA) Arcing Current (kA)

    Incident Energy (cal/cm2)

    6

    Arc Flash Protection Boundary (ft)

    4 Gap Between Conductors (Bus Gap) (in)

    5 Working Distance, D (in)

    Equipment

    Grounding System

    IGARD Corporation, 2009

  • Rev. #: Rev 1.0

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    a) User can key-in the required information:-

    (i) User Name

    (ii) Department

    (iii) LSD

    (iv) Equipment Tag

    b) The file name will generate automatically in the format

    "LSD_Equipment Tag"

    c) If the user needs any assistance to use this page, then the user

    can click the "Help" button. On the help page, click the

    "Close Print Preview" button at top right to return to "IEEE 1584

    Based Arc Flash Calculator" page.

    d) Click the "Exit" button to exit the calculator.

    e) Click the "Start" button for arc flash calculation (Figure 2).

    f) For the subsequent page, if the user needs any assistance then

    Figure 1: IEEE 1584 Based Arc Flash Calculator the user can click the "Help" button placed at the top left hand

    corner on the page.

    IEEE 1584 Based Arc FlashCalculator

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    5) Click the file to run the arc flash calculator. User will be prompted with a Pop-Up Window, named "IEEE 1584 Based Arc Flash Calculator". (Figure 1)

    General Setting

    1) To use the arc flash calculator, the user needs to enable the macro setting.

    2) To enable the macro setting, open a blank MS Excel.

    (a) MS Excel 2003 - Tools --> Macro --> Security --> Security Level --> Low

    (b) MS Excel 2007 - Office Start Button --> Excel Options --> Trust Center --> Trust Center Settings --> Macro Settings --> Enable All Macros

    Instructions

    3) Close the blank MS Excel.

    1) Click the file to run the arc flash calculator. User will be prompted with a Pop-Up Window, named "IEEE 1584 Based Arc Flash Calculator". (Figure 1)

    4) User only needs to perform the above steps during the first attempt.

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    File Name: IEEE 1584 Based Arc Flash Calculator

    Date:

    IEEE 1584 Based Arc FlashCalculator

    FLOW CHART

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    Start

    Welcoming Page

    Instructions

    Transformer Nameplate

    Data

    Print Result

    Calculation with user input

    Calculation by default IEEE 1584

    Help on % Impedance

    IEEE 1584 Assumptions

    Help on protective device clearing time

    Calculate

    Help on secondary voltage & transformer capacity

    Working distance and conductors gap in inches?

    Arc Flash Result

    Yes

    No

    End

  • Print Result

  • 2) User will be prompted with a new Pop-Up Window, named "TRANSFORMER NAMEPLATE DATA". (Figure 2)

    a) If the user needs any assistance to use this page, then the user

    can click the "Help" button placed at the top left corner on the

    page. On the help page, click "Close Print Preview" button at top

    right to return to "TRANSFORMER NAMEPLATE DATA" page.

    b) User can click the "IEEE 1584 ASSUMPTIONS" button to know the

    IEEE 1584 standard assumptions.

    c) User can click the "?" symbol to find out the range of the value for

    the following input data:

    (i) Secondary Voltage of the Transformer

    (ii) % Impedance of the Transformer

    (iii) Transformer Capacity

    (iv) Protective Device Clearing Time

    Figure 2: TRANSFORMER NAMEPLATE DATA

    d) User must key-in all the required informations:-

    (i) Secondary Voltage of the Transformer in V

    (ii) % Impedance of the Transformer in %

    (iii) Transformer Capacitive in kVA

    (iv) Protective Device Clearing Time in s

    e) Equipment tag will be set automatically as the user has already keyed-in the equipment tag at the opening screen.

    f) User must select one only of the equipment and grounding systems.

    g) The user must click the "CALCULATE" button after keying in all the required informations as mentioned in (d).

    h) The user will be prompted with the following question when the user will click the "CALCULATE" button:

    1) Do you want to key-in your working distance?

    i) If the user has any specific value for working distance, then the user must click the "Yes" button on the pop-up window.

    j) When the user will click the "Yes" button,a pop-up window will appear enabling the user to key-in the value for working distance in inches.

    k) If the user click the "No" button, then the calculator will use the default value of the working distance for the selected equipment and the voltage class of

    equipment as per IEEE 1584.

  • 3) The Arc Flash results will be shown in the new pop-up window, named "ARC FLASH RESULTS". (Figure 3)

    a) If the user needs any assistance to use this page, then the user

    can click the "Help" button placed at the top left corner. On the

    help page, click "Close Print Preview" button at top right to return

    to "ARC FLASH RESULTS" page.

    b) The following Arc Flash results will be displayed:-

    (i) Bolted Fault Current in kA

    (ii) Arcing Current in kA

    (iii) Arc Flash Protection Boundary in ft

    (iv) Incident Energy in cal/cm2

    (v) Hazard / Risk Category Level of Arc Flash PPE

    c) User can click the "Recalculate" button, to return to

    "TRANSFORMER NAMEPLATE DATA" page to recalculate.

    d) User can print the summary of result sheet (Figure 4) by clicking

    the "Print Result" button

    e) User can save the summary of result sheet (Figure 4) by clicking

    the "Save Result" button. The file will be saved in the

    Figure 3: ARC FLASH RESULTS C drive, and user will be prompted the file name.

    f) User can exit this page by clicking the "Main Page" button, to return to "IEEE 1584 Based Arc Flash Calculator" main page.

    Figure 4: Printed Arc Flash Results Page

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