Short-Circuit, Coordination and Arc Flash Studies with ETAP

Online /
Feb 28, 2022 /
Course Code: 12-1150-ONL21

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  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 1 day on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone)
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks and lunch)

After participating in this course, you will be able to: 

  • Model electrical networks in the ETAP software
  • Perform short-circuit calculations using the ETAP software
  • Perform protection coordination analyzes and produce time-current curves (TCC) using the ETAP software
  • Perform arc flash calculations using the ETAP software

With the official release of the 2021 version of the "CSA Z462: Workplace Electrical Safety" standard, personnel safety in terms of electrical accidents is once again in the foreground and becomes more of a priority than ever.

Do you have the resources and knowledge to meet and maintain the requirements of the standard? More than a simple Arc Flash calculation tool, the ETAP software is a complete and versatile analysis software allowing you to perform all the arc flash calculations required by the CSA Z462 standard, as well as power flow calculations, motor starting and protection coordination.

Course Outline:

  • Definitions, standards and useful guides
  • Implementation steps
  • Analysis of a single-line diagram; surveys
  • Modeling
  • Short-circuit calculations
  • Evaluation of protection coordination
  • Determination of arc flash calculation parameters
  • Case studies, arc flash calculations
  • Solutions to reduce arc flash incident energy

Who Should Attend:
All those working in Industrial Electricity, Electrical Maintenance or in Analysis of Electrical Networks: Engineers • Technologists • Technicians • Project Consultants • Health and Safety Managers • Workers responsible for the application of the CSA Z462 Standard

Special Features & Requirements:

Note 1: The instructor will do a live demonstration of the ETAP software during the course.

Note 2: Having a good knowledge of the CSA Z462 standard and the basic concepts of arc flash are an essential prerequisite for this course.

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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I. Definitions of terms and presentations of useful standards and guides

  • CSA Z462-21
  • IEEE Std 1584-2018 and IEEE Std 1584-2002
  • NFPA 70E
  • IEEE Std 141, IEEE Std 242, CAN-ULC S801
  • Electric shock VS Exposure to electric arcs

II. Presentations of the preliminary stages

  • Development and analysis of a single-line diagram
  • Surveys of electrical installations

III. Presentation of the ETAP software

  • Modeling tools
  • Presentation of the case studies

IV. Short-circuit calculations

  • Presentation of software tools
  • Short circuit levels and interrupting capacity
  • Continuation of the case study
  • Production of a short-circuit report

V. Protection coordination

  • Presentation of software tools
  • Continuation of the case study
  • Creation of time-current curves (TCC) for the case study

VI. Arc flash calculations

  • Basic parameters of the analysis and selection of inputs
  • Presentation of software tools
  • Arc flash calculations for the case study
  • Optimization of settings
  • Production of an electric arc report

VII. Conclusion and Mitigation

  • Presentation of solutions to reduce the arc flash incident energy levels
  • Presentation of other software tools and comparison with other software


Simon Giard-Leroux, ing. / P.Eng.

Mr. Giard-Leroux has a particular expertise in the analysis of electrical networks. Within the Energy - Studies and Commissioning group at the consulting engineering firm CIMA+ in Sherbrooke, he carried out more than a hundred studies for clients across Canada: short-circuit, protection coordination, arc flash, transient recovery voltage, cable ampacity, etc. He also has extensive experience in commissioning and testing power equipment in factories and substations. In addition, he is proficient in the programming languages Python, VBA and Matlab. Mr. Giard-Leroux has been an instructor for CIPE since 2017, for courses on EasyPower, ETAP and Excel/VBA software.

Mr. Giard-Leroux is an engineer at CIMA+ and holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Sherbrooke with a specialization in electrical energy at the Institute of Electric Power Engineering (IEPE) in Montreal. He is currently completing a master's degree in computer science, specializing in artificial intelligence, neural networks and deep learning at the University of Sherbrooke.

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Fee & Credits

$695 + taxes

  • 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 7 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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