The Incredible 1 Line Diagram: 1st Anniversary!

     
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Celebration: 1st anniversary of the Incredible 1 Line Diagram's launch!

It is magic. Patented technology calculates all the values for and generates the Incredible 1 Line Diagram in real time.  All calculated with PowerCalc's 7+ million equations automatically designing the entire power distribution system in a building. And all in compliance with the NEC. Launch: the Incredible 1 Line Diagram (demo).

The Incredible 1 Line Diagram is best in class: fully graphic, automatic and simultaneously generated. Use a split or double screen and watch your Incredible 1 Line Diagram generate in sync with every input of your design.More on 1 Line Diagram

With PowerCalc, changes are automatic and instantaneous upstream and downstream across your design. The Incredible 1 Line Diagram keeps up with each and every change. And, you can see it at all times. 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, panels, building equipment, circuit breakers, disconnects, transformers, 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.

The values of the Incredible 1 Line Diagram indicate the information supporting the design's intent and confirm a balanced and protected power distribution system including: short circuit current, system grounding arrangement, voltage hierarchy and connection to the grid.  

Gone are the days of tediously putting together the 1 line diagram at the end of the project with constant revisions for changes. Now, your Incredible 1 Line Diagram is always there for you to see through every step of your design and every change you make.

About PowerCalc

PowerCalc is the FIRST Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company to completely automate electrical engineering calculations for the Building, Construction and Facility Management Industries. PowerCalc is patented software and an incredibly powerful tool that is unexpectedly easy to use. Just 3 inputs (load kVA, load type and # of poles) per circuit results in over 300 outputs compliant with the National Electrical Code (NEC) for the design of the entire power distribution system in a building.That's from the light switch to the power grid. Saves 40% in design time and 7%+ in energy use, with instantaneous changes across the design upstream/downstream and a simultaneously generated 1 Line Diagram...all with incomparable accuracy due to its proprietary database. The electrical design construction documents that used to take days to develop now take just a few hours. PowerCalc is used by engineers, electricians, architects, general contractors and facility managers. To learn more about PowerCalc, visit powercalc.

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About The Author

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.