James Khalil, P.E.

James Khalil, P.E. is President, Co-founder and Inventor of PowerCalc. He has 30+ years of experience at his MEP firm in Delray Beach, FL and with Carter Burgess (now Jacobs) in Fort Worth, TX; Mason & Hanger (now Zimmerman) in Lexington, KY; and Gee & Jenson (now CH2M) in West Palm Beach, FL. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas. His experience includes projects for Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the US Departments of Energy, State, and Defense; and universities, schools, health facilities, and arts centers.
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Save 7%+ Electrical Energy Use in Buildings

By James Khalil, P.E. | Oct 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Looking for Help / Consultants: Save 7%+ Electrical Energy Use in Buildings

Current green initiatives focus on alternative energy such as solar, LED lights and sensors such as those that turn lights on and off.

At PowerCalc, we want to add our energy savings module, ERASE(tm) to this list. ERASE optimizes the distribution of electricity in buildings measuring both decreased energy use /  increased energy efficiencies as well as return-on-investment.

The conductors / wires that distribute electricity are the single largest link between the generation and end-use consumption of electricity. Commit to Green #1 Commit to Green #2 ;Commit to Green #3

ERASE's  approach is unique and will allow energy efficiency to be designed into the  building before it is even built or renovated.

At PowerCalc, we are applying to the National Science Foundation for a grant to prove the effectiveness oERASE in the field /  actual practice. We are seeking consultants to share finished project plans with us for the following types of buildings: data centers, office buildings (high rise), manufacturing facilities, and any other type of commercial building.

For selected plans, we will provide a consulting fee and evaluate the impact of ERASE on energy efficiencies working together with you throughout the implementation of the proposed study.

Contact us at support@powercalc.co. Let us know what projects you wish to share and we will get back with you right away!

Join us for a free demonstration and see PowerCalc in action for yourself this Friday, November 1st at noon EST. FREE Demo Nov. 1st

Look forward to working with you. 

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Winner Product of the Year: the Incredible 1 Line Diagram

By James Khalil, P.E. | Sep 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

 

It is magic: PowerCalc's patented technology generates the Incredible 1 Line Diagram simultaneously with each and every input throughout the design process. We were up against the big guys: Lutron, Schneider, Eaton, but once again, PowerCalc  won  Product of the Year. (Software). Back in 2016, we also won for being first in the cloud. 2019 Product of the Year Winners 

At PowerCalc, we believe that software should be easy to use and work. These "wins" reflect our commitment to electrical engineering software: easyfast, accurate and green...always in compliance with the NEC and best engineering practices. PowerCalc Product of the Year

PowerCalc calculates all the values for the Incredible 1 Line Diagram with its 7+ million equations automatically designing the entire power distribution system in a building. The Incredible 1 Line Diagram is best in class: fully graphic, automatic and simultaneously generated. Use a split/double screen and watch your Incredible 1 Line Diagram generate in sync throughout the design process.  Video: The Incredible 1 Line Diagram

PowerCalc's changes are automatic and instantaneous, upstream / downstream across your design, and the Incredible 1 Line Diagram keeps up with each and every change. Your power distribution design is always up to the minute ending fuss over this tedious task at the end of a project. The Incredible 1 Line Diagram is a simplified notation representing a single or three phase power system required for posting in commercial buildings and for building permits.

All electrical elements are indicated with standard symbols: distribution panels, lighting and power panels, building equipment, circuit breakers (OCPD), transformers, disconnects, buss bars and conductors. The block diagram indicates the flow of power between these electrical elements showing feeder sizes, trip Amp, fault current analysis, equipment AIC and % Voltage Drop.

In new construction, the Incredible 1 Line Diagram summarizes the entire power distribution system. In renovation, the Incredible 1 Line Diagram is the starting point to determine the project's impact on the existing power distribution system.  

In new construction, the Incredible 1 Line Diagram summarizes the entire power distribution system. In renovation, the Incredible 1 Line Diagram is the starting point to determine the project's impact on the existing power distribution system.So now, for the first time, you have a visual reference throughout the design process

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13 Ways PowerCalc Saves Time / Saves Money

By James Khalil, P.E. | Sep 12, 2019 11:00:00 AM

13 Ways PowerCalc Saves Time / Saves Money

PowerCalc(tm) saves time and money every day and  every project. So, never open the NEC Handbook again + a lot more. Here goes:

1. Only 3 inputs. PowerCalc's patented process only requires 3 inputs per circuit (load kVA, load type and # of poles).These 3 inputs generate over 300 NEC compliant outputs.As indicated in the chart above, simplifying these calculations saves at least 40% in design time.

2. Bottom - Up Design. PowerCalc designs from the bottom - up (circuit to the power grid). This allows for (i) actual engineering values to be used in the design and (ii) for  PowerCalc's 7 million + equations to be bundled into a single integrated calculation. The result is an integrated and incomparably accurate design. Contrast this outcome with other softwares that require the project's end size to be estimated at project start including the voltage phase, panel frame, panel main and feeder. Can all these "estimates" be actively and accurately updated throughout the design process by multiple people?  As virtually all electrical professionals have either heard or experienced, this "guestimated" process leads to frustrating and expensive errors.

3.Simultaneously Generated 1 Line Diagram.No more fuss at the end of the project on putting together your 1 Line Diagram...It is generated simultaneously throughout the design process. Your project is always in synch and can always be seen.1 Line Diagram

4. Unexpectedly Easy. Only 3 inputs per circuit...that's how easy it is to use PowerCalc. In fact, any conscientious staff member can input these values, and then the electrical professional can concentrate on the things which do need their focus...like connecting the panels and designing the power distribution.

5.  NEC Compliant. PowerCalc's calculations are integrated with its proprietary database for compliance with the NEC. The electrical professional can override outputs to meet specific design requirements, but it is their choice. So, goodbye NEC look up tables.More on NEC

6. Instantaneous Changes. With a design completely integrated into one big calculation, any change anywhere in the design results in instantaneous updating upstream and downstream across the design. This is construction, so there are always changes. And with PowerCalc, the changes are instantaneous.

7. Demand Load / No over-design / No under-design. The NEC breaks the demand load into resistive, motor (inductive) and lighting loads. PowerCalc does the same thing all in compliance with the NEC. But other programs fail to track load types so cannot reduce their connected load sum by the relevant demand load as outlined in NEC Article 220 Branch Circuit, Feeder and Service Calculations. Developers, owners and clients get stuck with big bills for over-designed power distribution systems. Electrical equipment is expensive, and your clients will be far happier if you are saving them money rather than wasting their money by specifying unnecessary equipment. With PowerCalc, the electrical professional now has a way to easily avoid over-design concerns. Likewise, no possibility of under-design (not enough equipment specified) causing a safety concern.

8. Unmatched Accuracy. Simply, PowerCalc is not only incredibly accurate, but using software reduces human error.

9. Team CollaborationPowerCalc is the only electrical engineering software in the cloud. This means that your team works and collaborates in real time any place, any time and on any device. It also means that version controls are in place as well as controls over who has access to project files. All the administrative headaches of the design process are now under control.

10. No Change Orders. PowerCalc is fully vetted - used for thousands of projects and billions in construction spend. Now that the design is accurate, the electrical professional is far less likely to have mistakes resulting in expensive change orders.

11. No Lawsuits. Likewise (same as #10), we know of no lawsuits based on design issues for users of PowerCalc

12.  No Comments. Again and same as #10 and #11, when you use PowerCalc, get used to not  receiving comments from Building Departments on your submissions. And that saves a lot of time.

13. Automation. PowerCalc saves days of engineering man hours. Automation drives productivity across all businesses large or small. Changes, even small ones, over time snowball into massive gains in productivity. PowerCalc includes: automation of processes with databases, standards and updated procedures resulting in fewer errors, fewer building department comments and fewer issues with finished designs. And, just less time spent on design and repetitive calculations. AutoCalcs

Join us for a free demonstration and see PowerCalc in action for yourself this Friday, September 6th at noon EST. FREE Demo Sept. 6th

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

By James Khalil, P.E. | Sep 5, 2019 4:07:51 PM

Wishing you, your teams, and your

families a great Labor Day Weekend!

 

In celebration, our offices will be closed

on Monday, September 2nd.

 

All of us at PowerCalc

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Article 3 of 3: Commit to Green – The Numbers / The Calculations

By James Khalil, P.E. | Aug 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Electrical Design goes Green

"The idea is novel, in that it adds an energy savings dimension past standard Codes for envelope, HVAC efficiencies, and LEED requirements. No Code I am aware of addresses optimization of electric delivery and distribution systems that can be quantified by a similar method. If successful, the electric design industry can add a powerful tool to electric energy optimization even before a building is completed."

What happened?

In our last two articles, we discussed our application to the US Department of Energy for a grant to incorporate PowerCalc's energy savings module into the Whole Building Energy Savings platform. This is a global initiative moving the earth forward to save energy in buildings addressing smart buildings and cities as well as net zero energy and carbon buildings. Our application was approved, but did not make the priority for funding based on the project's specific objectives (sensors, etc.) The above quote is from the DOE reviewer's assessment.

Prior articles:  At Least 7% Energy SavingsData Centers 

How can PowerCalc save at least 7% in energy use?

Unlike other electrical design software, PowerCalc designs from the bottom-up, i.e. from the circuit to the service entrance / power grid inside a facility. For the first time, the ability to calculate and specify the exacting detail of conductor sizes is easily possible. No need to just use the same conductor size throughout the design. This added design feature can save at least 7% in energy use and very likely a lot more

In this article, let's  look at the numbers to assess PowerCalc's unique focus: on the conductor / wires that transmit electricity..the single largest link between the generation and end-use consumption of electricity. It is effective in designing any power distribution system in a facility with electricity generated from any power source (solar, wind, coal, etc.).

ERASE(tm)

PowerCalc's Energy Savings Module (ERASE) reduces energy lost during the transmission of electricity because electrons bump into other electrons and atoms. In other words, there is "friction". This "friction" is reduced when a larger conductor is used allowing more room for movement resulting in the reduction of heat generation / energy loss. ERASE(tm) 

PowerCalc automatically calculates and re-calculates for changes and conductor sizes circuit-by-circuit to minimize energy loss and maximize energy savings. It also calculates the Return-on-Investment (ROI) to determine the economic costs and benefits of increasing these sizes. Significant savings are achieved by minimizing energy wasted through heat loss and maximizing energy saved.

The Calculations

Assume the following: L = 100 ft., voltage 208Y / 120, 8 hours of operation at $0.20 per kWhNote: You can adjust both hours of operation and cost of kWh to suit any project.

Per the NEC, the design of a typical 20 amp circuit with 1.9 kVA load requires #12 AWG Branch Circuit Conductors installed in 1/2" conduits. Applying the engineering equation below, 4.22% of the energy delivered to the load will be dissipated per 100 ft. of branch circuit conductor.

If the #12 AWG is modified to #10 AWG and installed in the same 1/2" conduit, then only 2.53% of the energy delivered to the load will be dissipated through the same 100 ft. of branch circuit conductor. This is a reduction in energy loss of approximately 40%. The Simple Return on Investment is 1.92 years per the calculation below.

Energy Losses = Ix R

Where R is the conductor resistivity and I is the electrical current in amps.-

Design of Circuit without using ERASE

Energy Losses = 0.100 kW

Modified Energy Losses with ERASE

Energy Losses = 0.06 kW

Comparison = 0.04 kW saved with ERASE

 

Annual Energy Loss Cost "as designed" without ERASE = $41.62 per circuit

Annual Energy Loss Cost "modified" with ERASE = $24.97 per circuit

Annual savings "modified" with ERASE = $16.65 per circuit

 

The cost increase for #10 wire = $32.00 per circuit

Simple Return on Investment (ROI) = $32.00 / $16.65 in 1.92 years

Just these simple steps and  PowerCalc automatically generates a power distribution system that saves energy and reduces the building's carbon footprint.

Is this commercially viable?

Return-on-Investment is at most 2 years for new construction and retrofits.

In new construction projects, resistivity is applied as part of the engineering process using PowerCalc's integrated system to design the power distribution system in a building.

In new construction projects, resisitivity is applied as part of the engineering process using PowerCalc's integrated system to design the power distribution system inside the facility.

And in retrofits, the process is easier than you think. Just re-calculate the feeders and branch circuits, and then pull new conductors / wires in existing conduits. There are no expensive energy audits and no significant design time. Design time for any project is likely reduced by at least 40% using PowerCalc.

Note: It is  unlikely that new conduits are necessary as the NEC requires that conductor / wire fill not exceed 40% of the conduits' cross sectional area...and that is a lot of space. NEC Chapter 9 Table 1 "Percent of Cross Section of Conduit and Tubing for Conductors". But to make certain there is no issue, PowerCalc calculates the conduit size needed and directs it to be increased as necessary.   

Listed on US DOE's Building Energy Software Tools Directory

PowerCalc is listed on the US Department of Energy's Building Energy Software Tools Directory. 

What's next?

PowerCalc is applying for more grants. As part of this process, we are looking for partners to work with on relevant projects. If you'd like to work with us, it would be great to speak with you. See my contact information below. 

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Article 2 of 3: Commit to Green - Data Centers

By James Khalil, P.E. | Jul 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Electrical Design goes Green

"The idea is novel, in that it adds an energy savings dimension past standard Codes for envelope, HVAC efficiiencies, and LEED requirements. No Code I am aware of addresses optimization of electric delivery and distribution systems that can be quantified by a similar method. If successful, the electric design industry can add a powerful tool to electric energy optimization even before a building is completed."

Last article: Save at least 7% in energy use

In our last article, we discussed our application to the US Department of Energy for a grant to incorporate PowerCalc's energy savings module into the Whole Building Energy Savings platform. This is a global initiative moving the earth forward to save energy in buildings. Our application was approved, but did not make the priority for funding based on the project's specific objectives (sensors, etc.) The above quote is from the DOE reviewer's assessment. https://www.powercalc.co/article-1-of-3-commit-to-green-at-least-7-energy-saved-1 

In this article, let's discuss the impact PowerCalc's energy savings module could have on the design and operation of data centers.

 How does this apply to a data center?

Without a doubt, reducing energy use at data centers costs is a driving force in the "green" movementWhile acres of servers exist, this equipment is just a pile of junk metal without the electricity necessary for operation. In today's world, the need for energy savings at data centers is one of the most compelling in the universe of facilities.

To give you an idea: US data centers used more than 90 billion kilowatt hours of electricity back in 2017.  Globally, this number was more than 416 terrawatts. That's about 3% of the total global consumption of electricity.

With the world's increasing use and dependence on computers, continuously expanding with the explosion of streaming video, internet connected devices, and artificial intelligence, the demand for electricity is expected to double every four years. This rapid expansion will not only require massive increases in the number of data centers, but also require more and more power plants to meet this ever increasing demand for electricity.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/12/15/why-energy-is-a-big-and-rapidly-growing-problem-for-data-centers/#35b4ceab5a30

And the expense for powering the data center is likewise out of control. As of 2017 and according to Wikipedia, "the cost of power for the data center is expected to exceed the cost of the original capital investment." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_center#Electrical-power

What's been done to date?

Efforts to reduce energy consumption at data centers have been heroic - from improving server power draw to reducing energy use in storage, network, and infrastructure.  

These efficiency efforts include monitoring and improving average server utilization, server power scaling at low utilization, average power draw of hard disk drives, average power draw of network ports, and average infrastructure efficiency.

This initiative has not only been successfully implemented, but accomplished while minimizing any negative impact on advances in performance: speed, electrical efficiency, storage capacity, and port speeds. https://eta.lbl.gov/publications/united-states-data-center-energy

What else needs to be done?

Despite this progress, has the need for energy efficiency at data centers been solved?

Clearly, the efforts cited have optimized energy efficiency by addressing "low hanging fruit".  In fact, the power usage effectiveness (PUE) of data center, i.e., the ratio of total power required to run a facility versus the power involved, has continued to be reduced.

But the growing crisis at data centers continues: an insatiable need for energy. Without a some major improvement in efficiency, how can  the need for more and more processing powered by more and more electricity ever be met?

The solutions appear to be either (1) a disruptive change in technology or (2) construction of many more power plants typically using fossil fuels.

PowerCalc's Solution

As discussed in our July 12th newsletter, PowerCalc's energy savings module provides the disruptive technology to save 7%+ of energy use by optimizing the design of the power distribution system inside the facility. In this case, inside the data center.

PowerCalc's approach is unique: it focuses on the conductor / wires that transmit electricity...the single largest link between the generation and end-use consumption of electricity.

As further discussed, PowerCalc's patented bottom-up approach to the design of the power distribution system in a building allows for the most detailed calculations to be performed: the size of the conductor.

For the first time, the ability to calculate and specify the exacting detail of conductor sizes is easily possible. No need to just use the same conductor size throughout a facility's design. This added design feature can save at least 7% in energy use and very likely a lot moreEnergy Savings Module

PowerCalc's automation of the design of the power distribution system finally allows for the specification of such exacting details. PowerCalc's energy savings module is a first in saving energy prior to a facility even being built or renovated by focusing on how electricity is transmitted / distributed.

What's next?

PowerCalc is applying for more grants. As part of this process, we are looking for partners to work with on relevant projects. If you'd like to work with us, it would be great to speak with you. See my contact information below. 

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Happy 4th of July!

By James Khalil, P.E. | Jul 5, 2019 10:55:07 AM

 

Wishing you, your teams, and your

families a great 4th of July celebration!

In celebration, our offices will be closed

on Thursday, July 4th.

All of us at PowerCalc

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Article 1 of 3: Commit to Green: At least 7% Energy Saved

By James Khalil, P.E. | Jul 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Electrical Design goes Green

"The idea is novel, in that it adds an energy savings dimension past standard Codes for envelope, HVAC efficiiencies, and LEED requirements. No Code I am aware of addresses optimization of electric delivery and distribution systems that can be quantified by a similar method. If successful, the electric design industry can add a powerful tool to electric energy optimization even before a building is completed."

What happened?

This past spring, PowerCalc applied to the US Department of Energy for a grant to incorporate its energy savings module into the Whole Building Energy Savings platform. This is a global initiative moving the earth forward to save energy in buildings. Our application was approved, but did not make the priority cutoff for funding.The above quote is from the DOE reviewer's assessment.

 How can PowerCalc save at least 7% in energy use?

Unlike other electrical design software, PowerCalc designs from the bottom-up, i.e. from the circuit to the service entrance / power grid inside a facility. For the first time, the ability to calculate and specify the exacting detail of conductor sizes is easily possible. No need to just use the same conductor size throughout the design. This added design feature can save at least 7% in energy use and very likely a lot moreEnergy Savings Module

What's the science?

Energy is lost during the transmission of electricity because electrons bump into other electrons and atoms. In other words, there is "friction". This "friction" is reduced when a larger conductor is used allowing more room for movement resulting in the reduction of heat generation / energy loss. This law of physics is called resistivity.

Why is this important?

In the power grid, cables are large to insure that all buildings in an area have power even during peak use times. As the conductors are oversized to accommodate all electricity transmitted, it probably does not run "hot" as its maximum capacity is not used. But inside the building, there is a single conductor / wire for each load or circuit (a light, a copy machine, etc.). When a light is on, its associated conductor is distributing the maximum amount of current, using its maximum capacity, and running "hot" due to "friction". Increasing the size of the conductors will reduce this friction, heat generated, and energy loss.

Compelling?

Whether in the power grid or a building's power distribution system, the conductors / wires which transmit our electricity are the single largest link between the generation and end-use consumption of electricity. And for business owners, the implementation costs in the building's power distribution system are low in terms of engineering and labor / material costs, but the potential savings in reduced energy use are substantial.

What's next?

PowerCalc is applying for more grants. As part of this process, we are looking for partners to work with on relevant projects. If you'd like to  participate, it would be great to speak with you. See our contact information below. 

FREE  Demonstration: 
Join us for lunch on July 12 (2nd Friday of July because of the 4th), for a  free  demonstration of  PowerCalc:   software that automatically designs the power distribution system inside a facility and simultaneously generates the 1 Line Diagram.
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Article #3 of 3: Automation - Acceleration for Equipment Design and Cloning

By James Khalil, P.E. | Jun 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM
Acceleration for Equipment Design and Cloning

 

PowerCalc(tm) easily saves over 40% in design time.

In this 3rd newsletter of our series, the need for faster design response for increasingly complex buildings and equipment continues. In the 1st article, the multiple ways that PowerCalc(tm) meets this need for speed was discussed: automated calculations instead of manual, one integrated and bundled calculation, automatic / simultaneous 1 Line Diagram, and moreNeed for Speed 

Next,  PowerCalc's patented approach to automation was reviewed:  calculations, NEC compliance and integration.No Problems / Only Solutions

In this article, PowerCalc's equipment schedules and cloning function show how design time is reduced even further.

1. Equipment Schedules

Each piece of equipment has its own schedule. The table above outlines PowerCalc's process for a 20 HP motor at 480 volts/3 phase. 

With just 3 inputs, all electrical characteristics/requirements for each piece of equipment is calculated taking a few minutes at most.  In contrast, the typical way of doing these calculations takes about 45 minutes. Again, just this improved process alonillustrates that PowerCalc saves at least 40% in total design time.

And even more time is saved due to the equipment schedules tracking all the characteristics and electrical requirements for each piece of equipment, even the most sophisticated in a single location due to the software's interoperability, i.e. integration. 

PowerCalc's interoperability is more than simple data transfer. Instead PowerCalc provides for the exchange of information enabling the instantaneous and simultaneous performance of load and fault current calculations, voltage drop and even updates for the 1 Line Diagram. The inputs for the equipment instantaneously populate  the entire design  -  upstream and downstream.

Can't get much better than this process in terms of  the quality, usefulness and speed of your design and process.

2.  Cloning

Design one floor and you've designed them all. This function really speeds up the design of high rise buildings, multiples of the same building such as greenhouses, etc. Works for any facility with multiples.

So, if you are tired of a tedious repetitive process of duplicating floors,etc., realize that such a process is unnecessary.  Today, why would any electrical professional not demand that one floor's design be cloned for all 50 floors

All of PowerCalc's functions move the electrical professional to faster design with more accurate results, fewer lawsuits, change orders and building department comments. Couple all of these benefits with the acceleration of the PowerCalc process, and at least 40% is saved in design time.

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David v. Goliath: Vote for the Incredible 1 Line Diagram

By James Khalil, P.E. | Jun 6, 2019 11:00:00 AM

On June 28th, voting for Consulting Specifying Engineer's "Product of the Year 2019" ends. Our competitors in the software category are Lutron, Schneider and Eaton.

But against these giants in corporate size, PowerCalc is the giant in ideas. Ideas that make the work you do every day easier, faster, smarter, and greener.

Why and How? Because we aren't just a group of coders, but electrical professionals who work with coders / facility engineers. 

Now, the PowerCalc team has invented the 1st ever simultaneously generated 1 Line Diagram, selected as a finalist in the "Product of the Year 2019". See for yourself at  https://gspplatform.cfemedia.com/pe/productProfile/5c5387873d75cb180049e4fa 

Our patented technology calculates the values for the Incredible 1 Line Diagram with PowerCalc's 7+ million equations automatically designing the entire power distribution system in a building, all in compliance with the National Electrical Code.

The Incredible 1 Line Diagram is best in class: fully graphic, automatic and simultaneously generated. Use a split / double screen and watch your Incredible 1 Line Diagram generate in sync with your design. So now, for the first time, you have a visual reference throughout the design process. 

With PowerCalc, changes are automatic and instantaneous upstream and downstream across your design, and the Incredible 1 Line Diagram keeps up with every input. Your power distribution design is always up to the minute ending fuss over this tedious task at the end of a project.

The Incredible 1 Line Diagram is a simplified notation representing a single or three phase power system required for posting in commercial buildings and for building permits. All electrical elements are indicated with standard symbols: distribution panel, panels, building equipment, circuit breakers, transformers, disconnects, buss bars and conductors. The block diagram indicates the flow of power between the electrical elements showing feeder sizes, trip /amp, fault current analysis, equipment AIC and % Voltage Drop.

In new construction, the Incredible 1 Line Diagram summarizes the entire power distribution system. In renovation, the Incredible 1 Line Diagram is the starting point to determine the project's impact on the existing power distribution system.

We need your vote. PowerCalc is about electricals designing for electricals. Back in 2016, we won the "Product of the Year" contest for being the 1st electrical engineering software in the cloud.  And here we are again, with technical advances for you.  We promise to continue to develop the applications you need...with lots more pm their way.

So, please take the time to vote for us.  You can check out the Incredible 1 Line Diagram for free below. It's easy to vote...here are the steps: 

1. Go the showcase: csemag.com/NP4E

2. Create an account at the register button on the menu bar or sign into your existing account

3.  Select Product Voting from the menu bar

4.  At the Product Award Voting Page, select Consulting Specifying Engineer 2019 Product of the Year

5. Scroll to the last category: System Software, Controls and Management Tools

6. Vote for the Incredible 1 Line Diagram - PowerCalc

 Thank you for your support!

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