Cable Sizing Application

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What Changed

So that we can focus all our efforts on our new application, we have retired our myElectrical.com cable sizing calculator. We recommend you now use our main cable sizing application over at myCableEngineering.com.

myCableEngineering.com

Cable Sizing Software - select, size and manage your power cables using myCableEngineering. All your cables, for all your projects.
  • LV and MV cables up to 33 kV with current capacity in accordance with BS 7671, ERA 69-30 and IEC 60502.
  • Positive and zero sequence impedance to IEC 60609. Voltage drop in accordance with CENELEC CLC/TR 50480.
  • Project management and team collaboration, with clear easy to read calculations and reports.

Our software is the only cloud-based solution and has been built from the ground up to be fully responsive - meaning you can access your cables from anywhere and on any device, desktop, tablet or smartphone.

Arc Flash Calculator

Calculation of arc flash incident energy and protection boundary in accordance with IEE Std. 1584 'IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations'.

Sytem Details

Equipment Details

Arc Flash


Tip: registered users can save calculations.

Symbols

V - system voltage (kV)
Ibf - bolted three phase fault current (kA)
Ia - arcing current (kA)
E - incident energy (J/cm2)
EB - - incident energy at boundary distance (J/cm2)
En - - normalized incident energy (J/cm2)
t - arcing time (s)
D - distance from arc to person (mm)
CB - distance of boundary from arc point (mm)

Notes

  1. Boundary Energy can be set at 5.0 J/cm2 for bare skin or at the rating of any proposed PPE.
  2. The limit of 5.0 J/cm2 is that at which a person is likely to receive second degree burns.
  3. To convert J/cm2 to cal/cm2 multiply by 0.239

Gap and distance factors
Voltage (kV) Equipment Type Typical gap between
conductors (mm)
Distance factor,
x
0.208 - 1



Open Air 10-40 2.000
Switchgear 32 1.473
MCC and Panels 25 1.641
Cable 13 2.000
>1 - 5 Open Air 102 2.000
Switchgear 13-102 0.973
Cables 13 2.000
>5 -15 Open Air 13-153 2.000
Switchgear 153 0.973
Cables 13 2.000

For a more detailed explanation of the calculation, please see: Arc Flash Calculations Post


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