Design

PEC – Is Voltage Drop Calculation Required?

There are provisions in the Philippine Electrical Code stating the maximum voltage drop for branch circuits and feeders. Philippine Electrical Code Part 1/Chapter 2. Wiring and Protection/Article 2.10 – Branch Circuits FPN No. 4: Conductors…

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Protection of the Neutral Conductor

Overload detection shall be provided for the neutral conductor in a multi-phase circuit Where the cross-sectional area of the neutral conductor is less than that of the line conductors. The overcurrent detection for the neutral…



Arc Flash – Hazard and System Grounding

IEEE 1584 Guide Equation for calculation of incident energy has a factor K2 for system grounding. It is zero for ungrounded and high or low resistance grounded systems and −0.113 for the solidly grounded (earthed)…


Arc Flash – Simplified Two-Category Clothing

The 2015 edition of NFPA 70E has a simplified approach to provide minimum PPE for electrical workers within facilities with large and diverse electrical systems. The simplified clothing categogies listed in NFPA 70E 2015 Table…


Arc Flash – Calculating Arcing Current

Arcing current is used to calculate the incident energy from an arc flash. The predicted three-phase arcing current, which is lower than the bolt fault current, must be determined so that operating time for protective…


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