Tools and Equipment
Arcad unveils new DC Arc Flash Analytic (DCAFA V1.0) software
By Alyssa Dalton
July 5, 2011 – Arcad Inc. has introduced the new DC Arc Flash Analytic (DCAFA V1.0) software program for arc flash and shock hazard analysis in DC power systems, which includes photovoltaics, battery banks, rectifiers and telecommunications equipment. According to Arcad, the program takes system voltage, available short circuit current, gap between electrodes, circuit time constant, electrode material, protective device type and rating or a preset arc duration value, and determines incident energy released by arc flash, hazard risk category at working distance and flash protection boundary.