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Interpolation Equations and Calculator for Arcing Current per IEEE 1584-2018

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To determine the final arcing current, incident energy, and arc-flash boundary at a specific voltage, first calculate the intermediate values for the three voltage levels of 600 V, 2700 V, and 14 300 V. Then use the interpolation IEEE 1584-2018 Equation (16) to Equation (18) to determine the final estimated values as follows:

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Interpolation Equations for Arcing Current (*I*_{arc})

Where:

I_{arc_1} = First Iarc interpolation term between 600 V and 2700 V (kA)

I_{arc_2} = Second Iarc interpolation term used when Voc is greater than 2700 V (kA)

I_{arc_3} = Third Iarc interpolation term used when Voc is less than 2700 V (kA)

Voc = Open-circuit voltage (system voltage) (kV)

When 0.6< Voc ≤ 2.7kV, the final value of arcing current is given as follows:

I_{arc} = I_{arc_3}

When Voc > 2.7kV, the final value of arcing current is given as follows:

I_{arc} = I_{arc_2}

VCB: Vertical conductors/electrodes inside a metal box/enclosure

VCBB: Vertical conductors/electrodes terminated in an insulating barrier inside a metal box/enclosure

HCB: Horizontal conductors/electrodes inside a metal box/enclosure

VOA: Vertical conductors/electrodes in open air

HOA: Horizontal conductors/electrodes in open air

Reference:

IEEE 1584-2018

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