Electrical calculation for Street lighting industry
Electric street lighting has been standardized since very recently (the 1987 NFC 17-200 French standard). “Quality” and sustainability safeguards for construction are regulated. All people involved operating on a street lighting installation – installers, inspection bodies or building owners – must be particularly vigilant about the risk of indirect contact (Electrostatic). Besides standard compliance, the customer requires a cost-controlled installation. Therefore it is imperative to avoid cable and protection oversizing. To meet efficiently these requirements through a successfully completed working method, companies are now integrating normative and powerful software for designing secure facilities.
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elec calc™ EP is an electrical grid calculation software for outdoor lighting installations in accordance with current standards (French NF C17-200 and UTE C17-205 guide).
elec calc™ EP is a complete and easy to use professional tool, which meets the needs of engineering offices, local administrations’ technical departments, local organizations for electrical network supervision and maintenance and installation inspection organizations.
elec calc™ ep is designed for electricians to size their outdoor lighting installations. elec calc™ EP allows the sizing of cables and protections while taking into account the voltage drops and the short-circuit currents according to the distribution of light fixtures. It also provides information on the compliance status through a clear and user-friendly interface.
elec calc™ EP can be used to:
- Design, optimize and control an outdoor lighting installation.
- Size the entire installation network based on electrical constraints:
– Voltage drops,
– Short-circuit currents,
– Distribution of lights,
– Type of light fixtures.
- Edit required documents, drawings and calculation notes to ensure the installation validation and compliance.
elec calc™ ep was developed with the technical collaboration of Inéo Réseaux Ouest, a GDF-Suez Group company involved in the development and distribution of electricity.