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102 Intro 2 to SKM Power*Tools 2-Day Training

Arc Flash and Coordination Evaluation



  • To develop a working knowledge of the Power*Tools for Windows Arc Flash and Coordination Evaluation
  • To understand the Arc Flash standards and calculation method
  • To obtain hands-on experience in Arc Flash Label creation and customization
  • To understand the step by step evaluations process and criteria for protective and non-protective devices
  • Arc Flash analysis of several hands on examples of electrical distribution systems utilizing the PTW software
  • Interpretation of PTW Arc Flash results and study options
  • Review issues related to energy accumulation and multiple contributions and its effects on Arc Flash


  • Basic computer skills
  • PTW 101 or equivalent
  • Students are urged to review:
    • IEEE Red Book Std 141-1993, chapter 4
    • IEEE Buff Book Std 242-2001, chapters 9, 10 & 11
    • IEEE Brown Book Std 399-1997, chapters 2, 7 & 15
    • IEEE 1584 2002/2004a, Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
    • NFPA 70E-2012 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

Course Description:

The course covers the overview of the Arc Flash standards and reviews the calculation and modeling procedures in Arc Flash and Coordination Evaluation. Students will earn 1.6 CEUs for this course.


Arc Flash Hazard Analysis:

  • IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E standards, NEC and OSHA requirements
  • IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E Calculation Procedures
  • Relationship with Short Circuit and Protective Device Coordination studies
  • Issues related to energy accumulation and multiple contributions
  • Issues related to Induction Motor and Synchronous Machine decays
  • Bus Report, Line Side and Load Side report options
  • Arc Flash Labeling Requirements, Personal Protection Equipment
  • Custom Labels and Work Permits
  • Examples and interpretation of PTW Arc Flash results

Coordination Evaluation:

  • Overview of rules implemented in Power*Tools including NEC and recommended industry standard practices.
  • Review of software interface. All vs Selected equipment list.
  • Interpreting results (pass/fail/warning) and Evaluation Notes.
  • Dynamic TCC generation.
  • Report Printing.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for electric power engineers responsible for the design and analysis of three phase electrical distribution systems. No previous electrical distribution system analysis experience is required. This course is designed for new users of the software or as a refresher course.
Course 102 2017 Intro 2 to SKM Power*Tools 3-Day Training
Course Dates

January 26, 27 in Torrance, CA
April 6, 7 in Houston, TX
May 11, 12 in Torrance, CA
August 17, 18 in Pittsburgh, PA
November 16, 17 in Torrance, CA

Course Hours 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Thursday and Friday
Course Fees $895 for 102 Advanced 2-Day. Does not include hotel or travel costs.
$1,950 (Save $95) for 101 and 102, 5-Day. Does not include hotel or travel costs.
Registration Fees Include 1 PTW Training Manual, Continental breakfast each day from 7 to 7:30 AM, On-site lunches each day, and an IEEE Certificate of Completion.
Training Equipment SKM will provide a computer with the software installed for the Torrance location only when requested.  However, students are highly encouraged to bring their own laptop computers. SKM will provide the latest version of the PTW software prior to the class for installation. License key will be provided on the first day of the course.
Course Location The Torrance DoubleTree Hotel at South Bay address is 21333 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503 and is located 10 miles South of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Airport transportation is approximately $30 for a taxi or $15 for SuperShuttle. The hotel is also conveniently located 2.5 miles east of the beach and the Redondo Pier. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance from the hotel. Parking and wireless internet usage at the hotel is complimentary.

For Torrance DoubleTree Hotel reservations, call 1-800-445-8667 and be sure to ask for the SKM corporate rate of $159 per night.


Please wait for enrollment confirmation prior to booking flight and hotel reservations as classes often become full.  Enrollment is not guaranteed before confirmation.