Do-It-Yourself Arc Flash Analysis Software…
ITU provides a way to assist you in doing your own Arc Flash Analysis (Arc Flash Risk Assessment) to help you save money!
Our Arc Flash Analysis Software is an excellent way for electrical contractors and installers to leave behind a job that is in compliance with NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910 Arc Flash Warning Regulations and Standards.
We provide this easy-to-use P3 Power Planner Arc Flash Analysis (Arc Flash Risk Assessment) Software at no charge.
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This Arc Flash Analysis Software Program enables Plant and Facility Managers and Personnel to drastically reduce the cost of getting in compliance with these new OSHA and NFPA70E standards.
ITU’s exclusive “Power Planner” Arc Flash Analysis software program (P3) allows you to enter your electrical system in an easy WYSIWYG work surface, meaning just choose from the common elements on the toolbar and drag each item into your drawing. Double-click on each item and enter the needed data about the item. You’ll enter the starting point such as the utility transformer feeding your facility, the main breaker data, the wire sizes, lengths, and types. Enter the system that you are wanting to do an Arc Flash Analysis on. Then click “submit” and the data is sent to ITU’s Professional Engineering group to conduct an analysis on. This is a very fast, effective, and low cost way to conduct and analysis on small to mid-sized electrical systems. ITU will send you a detailed Arc Flash Analysis report and print labels for each of your electrical panels. Or, give you the information you need to print your own labels if you have a label printer. In some cases, ITU’s engineering group can provide “Same Day Service”. This is great for electricians and contractors who need to do an analysis on installations at a clients facility, or maintenance groups in facilities who add-on or make changes in facility electrical systems, and need to keep the facility in compliance with the Arc Flash Regulations.
Power Planner software is a tool that allows almost anybody who is familiar with electrical equipment to gather the correct information needed for ITU Engineers to conduct an Arc Flash Analysis (Arc Flash Risk Assessment).
Simply use the software to click and drag the items into the drawing. Then enter the information that the software asks for. Do this for each item in your electrical system. Once you’re done, submit the file to ITU and our engineers will go right to work conducting the study.
Meets NFPA and OSHA Standards
The Arc Flash Analysis (Arc Flash Risk Assessment) is conducted based on NFPA 70E and IEEE 1584 standards and exceeds the OSHA requirements. We use the state of the art ETAP platform to accurately and effectively model your entire electrical system based on the information you enter into the ITU Power Planner software.
- You do the leg work… We do the Engineering!
- When we’re done, here’s what you get:
- A Comprehensive Arc Flash Analysis Report.
- An Electrical One Line Diagram (DXF).
- OSHA & ANSI approved Warning Labels.
- PPE Requirement Reports.
- Ability to easily stay in compliance.
Call a Project Coordinator today to get started…
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Helpful hints to developing a successful P3 one line diagram.
Use this checklist to make the process go as smooth and hassle free as possible.
1. We recommend that you get a copy of NFPA 70E just to have for reference. It can be a bit confusing so if you have any questions at all feel free to give us a call or send us your question(s) through our Contact Us page.
2. Let your maintenance workers know that you are working on an Arc Flash Analysis and ask for their feedback.
3. Collect existing one-line diagrams if available. This data is helpful when designing your electrical one line drawing.
4. Ask your maintenance workers if electrical components have been recently added to the facility.
All the data you collect will enable you to build most of your one line drawing without ever having to leave your desk.
5. Select a plant electrician or technician familiar with equipment within the facility to accompany the engineering technician during data collection. If you’re not sure what all electrical system components should be included in your one line drawing click here to download our FREE Arc Flash Service Points PDF.
6. Communicate the schedule and purpose of the engineering technician who will be performing data collection to all facility personnel.
7. Arrange for special access clearance, as required, to reach areas with electrical equipment.
8. Identify safety requirements specific to your facility that the engineering technician will need to follow during data collection. Supply the technician with the necessary PPE.
9. Select the qualified person to review the draft arc flash hazard analysis report during the review period.
10. Enroll electrical personnel in a NFPA 70E safety course.
More Information about the Arc Flash Regulations:
Short Circuit Fault Current and Arc Flash Hazard Analysis (Arc Flash Risk Assessment)
The National Fire Protection Association ( NFPA ) requires that every Non-Dwelling facility have conducted an Arc Flash Analysis to determine the level of Incident Energy that a worker would be exposed to, should a short circuit or ground fault occur causing an arc blast while that worker is servicing the equipment.
OSHA cfr29 1910 using the NFPA publications such as the NFPA 70E and the NFPA 70 NEC (or better known as The National Electrical Code) as an “Industry Consensus” indicates that OSHA will use those regulations to determine if an employer acted properly during an investigation.
Deadline for OSHA compliance:
OSHA’s VCP or Voluntary Compliance Program members have been told that they have until November 2008 to get into compliance with these regulations.
The National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) states that all non-dwelling facilities have the arc flash analysis completed no later than January 1, 2009. Don’t let another day pass without putting safety 1st in your facility. Call us today at 866-851-9993 or use our online form to request a quotation for an arc flash analysis at your facility.
Here’s what we do:
ITU engineers have conducted IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E based Arc Flash Analysis on thousands of electrical distribution panels at facilities all across the United States. Our unique process allows us to conduct the entire process with little or no interruptions to your facility or manufacturing. Our process gives us several huge advantages. Those advantages are:
- Faster Completion
- Lower Cost
- Higher Accuracy
- Less Interruptions
These all add up to a much safer and complete project, while allowing you more insight and control over what we are doing. Call and ask our client support team about how we do this… we won’t publish our methods here in view of our competition.
Arc Flash Hazards Study (Arc Flash Risk Assessment):
The arc flash study itself provides the data and information necessary to determine the level of hazard at each electrical panel or enclosure. NFPA requires that the following enclosures be surveyed and labeled:
- Breaker Panels
- Fuse Panels
- Main Switch Gear
- Distribution Panels
- Branch Disconnects
- Motor Control Buckets
- Motor Control Panels
And any panel likely to be serviced by a worker
Each of these must be labeled with a label that meets the ANSI Z535 Standard ( American National Standards Institute ). These requirements require the label to meet certain size, layout, content, and reliability standards.
One of the major compliance failures is that some companies are installing labels that do not meet the size requirement. Our process meets and exceeds those standards.
Our engineers use state of the art computer modeling to perform an accurate and comprehensive analysis. By gathering the physical data of your utility feeders, electrical distribution and protection systems, the on-site engineer will generate an interactive computer model of your entire system. The software that we utilize is the most up-to-date software designed specifically for electrical engineering purposes and is the only software approved by AACET (American Association of Certified Engineers and Trainers). We’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars in these computer based systems to provide you with the most accurate and complete services. In addition, our on-site Electrical Engineers are certified and trained specifically for this purpose.
Arc Flash Warning Labels:
Our permanent Arc Flash Warning Labels are designed to make understanding and reading the information easy! The layout and design are simple and straight to the point.
Our Arc Flash Warning Label includes the indication that an arc flash hazard is present, what corrective action to take, the risk hazard category, the incident energy, the arc flash boundary distance in inches, exactly what Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) that the worker must wear, the voltage that is present in the enclosure, the limited approach boundary, the restricted approach boundary, the prohibited approach boundary, the class of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to wear for voltage protection along with the actual voltage protection requirement. For more about Arc Flash Warning Labels… Click Here…