Video Insight: Incredible 1 Line Diagram (Clone)

By James Khalil, P.E. | Oct 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

To update you on the development of our 1 Line Diagram, we've put together a video for a glimpse of our new application. PowerCalc's incredible graphic 1 Line is automatically and simultaneously generated with each input throughout the design of the power distribution system.

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Anatomy of a Conductor:  Conductor Size

By James Khalil, P.E. | Aug 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM


We return to our series on the anatomy of a conductor to discuss the basic factors considered by the electrical professional in sizing the conductorAnatomy of a Conductor Part 1

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Video Insight: 1 Line Diagram Development

By James Khalil, P.E. | Aug 3, 2017 11:00:00 AM

To take you behind the scenes at PowerCalc, we’re putting together a mini series about our people and all the things we do.

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Video Insight: Quality at PowerCalc

By James Khalil, P.E. | Jul 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM

To take you behind the scenes at PowerCalc, we’re putting together a mini series about our people and all the things they do.

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Anatomy of a Conductor, Part 1

By James Khalil, P.E. | Jun 29, 2017 11:05:00 AM


A while ago, we started a discussion on the conductor. It seems like a relevant topic to re-consider in a multi-part series.

In analyzing the power distribution system in a building, the electrical engineer and designer can think of the panelboard as the heart, the conductor as the veins and arteries, and the electrical power as the blood. Continuing this analogy, the important characteristics of the conductor include whether it is fat or skinny, thickly or thinly dressed in insulation, and multicolored or monochromatic for phase and ground/neutral conductors respectively.

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Vu Déjà - Disruption: Designing the Power Distribution System in the Cloud

By James Khalil, P.E. | May 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Take a trip to beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama over Memorial Day Weekend to join the Engineering Societies of Alabama and Mississippi for their summer convention (May 26 – 28).

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Back to Basics: Electrical Engineering Fundamentals - Circuits

By James Khalil, P.E. | Apr 25, 2017 10:04:02 PM

To understand the National Electrical Code (NEC), one must be aware of the electrical engineering fundamentals. Let’s start with the circuit.

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Common Horror Stories: More on Total Electrical Load in the Facility

By James Khalil, P.E. | Mar 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Not correctly calculating the Total Electrical Load compromises the electrical design of the Power Distribution System in a facility. Here are a few horror stories illustrating this point.

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A Common Problem: Total Electrical Load

By James Khalil, P.E. | Feb 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Welcome back to our conversation about the NEC. Let’s talk about a common problem in electrical engineering…the miscalculation of the Total Electrical Load results in the miscalculation of the Electrical Service for a facility.

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