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Step 1b: Insert the kVA


Available Fault Current Calculation
rating (PF) power factor and (Z)

Utility Fault Current

amperes

kVA =
E =
trans. FLA =

I = kVA x 1000 = trans. FLA


E
Step 1a: Insert available

Isca = trans. FLA


100 ampere rating
fault x
current
transformer
Z local=utility
from

or

Isca = ampere short-circuit current RMS symmetrical.

Point to Point Method


Step 2: Select type
of (distance)
Length
conductor
and
conduit
2xLxI
(ASC)
'f ' factor =

N x C x E L-N

# conductors per phase

Phase conductor constant


Line to Line
Step 3: Insert the LengthVolt
of one
conductor
Neutral conductor constant
Volt Line to Neutral

Multiplier

Step 4: Insert the number of


M=
1
conductors per phase.
1+f
Line to Line
Line to Neutral
Fault Current at Service Equipment

PF =
Z =
Isca
=

300
240
1250

Single Phase 240/120

L
=
Isca
=
N
=
C =
E L-L =
f =
C =
EL-N =
f =

150 Copper in Nonmetallic Raceway


46,296
1
3/0
13,923 Phase Conductor
240 Volt
4.156
13,923 Neutral Conductor 3/0
120 Volt
8.313

Step 5a: Select phase


M = size size.
0.194
conductor
M =
0.107

Multiplier
M=

Line to Line

Step 5b: Select neutral


conductor size.

8,978 amperes
7,457 amperes

Fault Current from Service disc. to panel "_____"

Neutral conductor constant


Volt Line to Neutral

When you insert the kVA rating, power


factor and impedence you must select a
voltage from the select the Voltage and
Phase from dropdown box before the valu
will be calculated.)

90%
3% %
46,296 amperes

Finished product
Isca x M = fault current at terminals
of main disconnect
L- L =
CALCULATED
FAULT
Isca x M = fault current at terminals of main
CURRENT
disconnect L- N =

Single Phase Feeder


Length (distance)
2xLxI
(ASC)
'f ' factor =
N x C x E L-N
# conductors per phase
Continue by entering next point
Phase
conductor
constant
to point
Volt Line to Line

by:John
impedence
of Sokolik
transformer. (Note

Copper in Nonmetallic Raceway

L
=
Isca
=
N
=
C =
E L-L =
f =
C =
EL-N =
f =
M

Single Phase

40
8,978 Phase
7,457
1
2,430 Phase Conductor
6
240 Volt
1.231
1,995 Neutral Conductor 8
120 Volt
2.492
0.448

1+f

Line to Neutral

0.286

4,024 amperes
2,135 amperes

Isca x M = fault current at terminals of the panel L- L =


Isca x M = fault current at terminals of the panel L- N =
Calculation does not include motor contribution

Branch Circuit Fault fro


Single Phase Branch
2xLxI
'f ' factor =

N x C x E L-N

Point to Point
Length (distance)
(ASC)
# conductors per phase

Phase conductor constant


Volt Line to Line
Neutral conductor constant
Volt Line to Neutral
Multiplier
M=

1
1+f

Line to Line
Line to Neutral

Copper in Metal Raceway

L
=
Isca
=
N
=
C =
E L-L =
f =
C =
EL-N =
f =
M
M

=
=

Single Phase

30
4,024 Phase
2,135
1
617 Phase Conductor
12
240 Volt
1.630
617 Neutral Conductor 12
120 Volt
1.730
0.380
0.366

Isca x M = fault current at terminals of the panel L- L =


Isca x M = fault current at terminals of the panel L- N =
Calculation does not include motor contribution

1,530 amperes
782 amperes

b: Insert the kVA


on
PF) power factor and (Z)

Ver. 4.00
nce of transformer.
(Note:
u insert the kVA rating, power
d impedence you must select a
om the select the Voltage and
m dropdown box before the value
culated.)

ase 240/120

n Nonmetallic Raceway

3/0

3/0

ep 5b: Select neutral


conductor size.

n Nonmetallic Raceway
Single Phase

Neutral
6

n Metal Raceway
Single Phase

Neutral
12

12

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Available Fault Current Calculation


by: John Sokolik

Utility Symmetrical Fault Current

kVA =
E =
trans. FLA
=

Isca =

trans. FLA x 100 x PF


transformer Z

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26,456 amperes

I = kVA x 1000 = trans. FLA


E

=
Isca

Isca = ampere short-circuit current RMS symmetrical.

PF =
Z =
=

240
0

0 amperes
Single Phase 240/120

Point to Point Method


'f ' factor =

2xLxI

N x C x E L-N

Length (distance)
(ASC)

FEET

# conductors per phase

Phase conductor constant


Volt Line to Line
Neutral conductor constant
Volt Line to Neutral

Multiplier
M=

L
=
Isca
=
N
=
C =
E L-L =
f =
C =
EL-N =
f =

1
1+f

Line to Line
Line to Neutral
Fault Current at Service Equipment
Isca x M = fault current at terminals of main disconnect L- L =
Isca x M = fault current at terminals of main disconnect L- N =

M
M

=
=

Three Sing
in PVC
AWG

Ver. 6.6

150 Copper in Nonmetallic Raceway


26,456
1
13,923 Phase Conductor 3/0
240 Volt
2.375
13,923 Neutral Conductor 3/0
120 Volt
4.750
0.296
0.174

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400 kcmil
500 kcmil
600 kcmil
750 kcmil
1000 kcmil

7,838 amperes
6,901 amperes

Neutral
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