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  • Complete Distribution System Calculations
  • Complete Distribution System Calculations
  • Panel Schedules with Load Calculations
  • Panel Schedules with Load Calculations
  • Transformer Calculations
  • Transformer Calculations
  • Equipment Schedules
  • Equipment Schedules
  • Fault Current Calculations
  • Fault Current Calculations
  • Voltage Drop Calculations
  • Voltage Drop Calculations
  • Standard and Optional Multi-Family Dwelling Calculations
  • Standard and Optional Multi-Family Dwelling Calculations
  • Standard and Optional Single Family Dwelling Calculations
  • Standard and Optional Single Family Dwelling Calculations
  • Plug-In Bus Duct Calculations
  • Plug-In Bus Duct Calculations
  • Transfer Switch Calculations
  • Transfer Switch Calculations
  • Handles up to 300 pieces of electrical equipment
  • Handles up to 300 pieces of electrical equipment
  • Based on the calculations in the National Electrical Code
  • Based on the calculations in the National Electrical Code
  • Arc Flash Hazard Calculations
  • Arc Flash Hazard Calculations
  • Build One Line Diagram
  • Build One Line Diagram
  • Complete Distribution System Calculations

    The KalcMate Electrical Load Calculation Program allows you to create a complete set of electrical load calculations and electrical equipment schedules for electrical distribution systems in buildings and residences. Each piece of electrical distribution equipment in a building electrical distribution system can be included in a KalcMate Workbook as a Calculation Worksheet. These Calculation Worksheets can then be exported to a CAD program or other document file using the Windows Clipboard.

    KalcMate Workbooks are built just like an actual electrical distribution system. When a Service Entrance Section is to be added to a building, a Service Entrance Section Calculation Worksheet is inserted into the KalcMate Workbook. When a panelboard is fed from the Service Entrance Section, a Panelboard Worksheet is inserted into the KalcMate Workbook and its electrical load is automatically added to the Service Entrance Section Worksheet. Just as you build a One Line Diagram for a building, you build a KalcMate Workbook. And, all Worksheets get linked together to form a complete set of Load Calculations and Schedules.

    A complete set of electrical calculations for a building can be assembled into a KalcMate Workbook in a matter of minutes. And, if your CAD program or other construction document application supports OLE links, last minutes changes are easily done. If a pump gets added to the most remote panelboard the day before your project goes out, all you need to do is add that pump and its electrical load to the panelboard. Its load is automatically included in all of the equipment feeding that panelboard up to the service entrance section. You only enter the information once, saving you time!

  • Panel Schedules with Load Calculations

    Panel Schedules are the heart of the KalcMate Program. The Calculation Worksheet for Panelboards provides both a Panel Schedule and Electrical Load Calculation. The Panel Schedule has a header section and notes section for the panelboard specifications, requirements and information.

    Panelboards feature individual phase calculations. You can quickly see if the phases are satisfactorily balanced. The load calculations for the panelboard automatically applies demand factors, based on the National Electrical Code, for receptacles, elevators, continuous loads, kitchen equipment, electric heating and lighting loads. And, KalcMate includes only the larger of the non-coincidental heating and air-conditioning load into the total load.

    Panelboards can be expanded to 90 circuits. They are camera ready to be copied and pasted into a CAD program or other presentation application using the Windows Clipboard or OLE link.

  • Transformer Calculations

    KalcMate provides transformer calculations for single and three phase transformers. Feed up to six pieces of electrical equipment from a transformer.

    KalcMate performs a load calculation for each phase of the transformer. So, you will receive a warning, even if one phase is overloaded.

    KalcMate provides a camera ready load calculation worksheet for each transformer that can be easily inserted into your project CAD file or other construction document. With the “Copy Worksheet” feature, Calculations are easily copied to the Windows clipboard with a single command.

  • Equipment Schedules

    KalcMate provides Excel Spreadsheet templates for Kitchen Equipment Schedules, HVAC/Plumbing Equipment Schedules and Industrial Equipment Schedules. These schedules can be inserted into your KalcMate Workbook and filled out to meet the requirements of your project. Schedules can be modified as needed. And, KalcMate allows you to create your own schedules to insert in the KalcMate Workbook. The schedules you create become an integral part of the KalcMate Program.

  • Fault Current Calculations

    KalcMate provides a complete set of fault current calculations for your electrical distribution system. Include every piece of equipment in your electrical distribution system that must have a fault current withstand rating. This includes all items in the KalcMate Workbook plus contactors, time clocks, motor starters, HVAC equipment, and any piece of equipment that has a feeder.

    The Fault Current Calculation Worksheet has an “Auto Populate” feature which inserts all pieces of equipment in the KalcMate Workbook into the Fault Current Calculation Table with a single button depress. Update feeder information and transformer information and the calculations are complete!

    The Fault Current Calculations support aluminum and copper conductors and, aluminum and copper buss ducts. Feeder types include conductors in magnetic conduit; conductors in non-magnetic conduits and 3-conductor armored cable. Buss duct includes Plug-In buss duct and Feeder buss duct.

    The Fault Current Calculations allow you to include or exclude the motor contribution from your electrical distribution system. Easily determine which pieces of equipment are fully rated and which pieces of equipment require series rating.

  • Voltage Drop Calculations

    Kalcmate offers two methods for doing Voltage Drop Calculations. The first method is a Voltage Drop Calculation Table that is integrated into the Fault Current Calculation Table. Enter feeder information just once, and fault current calculations and voltage drop calculation are automatically calculated. This method also allows you to insert voltage drop calculation for individual circuits.

    The second method provides a Calculation Table Worksheet. Each Voltage Drop Calculation Table supports up to twenty voltage drop calculations. The number of Voltage Drop Tables is not limited by KalcMate, so you may include as many Voltage drop Calculation Worksheets as desired. Calculate voltage drop for any feeder or circuit.

  • Standard and Optional Multi-Family Dwelling Calculations

    KalcMate provides Electrical Load Calculations for Apartment and Multi-Family Buildings. Whether your project is 3 apartment units or 150 apartment units, KalcMate has what you need! Apartment Building Calculations can use either the NEC Standard Calculation method or the NEC Optional Calculation Method. And, KalcMate has on-line video tutorials to assist you with your calculations. It’s simple and easy.

    KalcMate handles up to 20 different unit types in a single Workbook. Plus, the Calculation Worksheet provides a grocery list of items to include in the calculations. Simply answer “Yes or No” questions or enter quantities to complete your calculations. There is also space for custom items. Your project may be a four-plex with Electric Vehicle charging stations for two of the units. Just enter “Electric Vehicle Charge Station” into the Fixed Appliances Section, enter the Electric Load VA and enter “2” for the quantity. That’s it. KalcMate does the rest.

    KalcMate also takes care of Cooking! KalcMate will apply the proper demand based on NEC Table 220.55, Note 2 or NEC Table 220.55. Note 3. It’s automatic. You don’t have to worry about selecting the right table.

    Calculations and Panel Schedules are Camera Ready and can easily be exported to your CAD Program or other Construction Document application. Don’t start your next apartment design without KalcMate!

  • Standard and Optional Single Family Dwelling Calculations

    KalcMate provides great flexibility when doing Single Family Dwelling electrical load calculations. You can use either the NEC Standard Calculation method or the NEC Optional Calculation Method. Build your KalcMate Dwelling Calculation Workbook with either a single panelboard; or main panelboard and one sub-panelboard; or a main panelboard with two sub-panelboards. Whether your electrical system has one panelboard or three panelboards, the KalcMate Electrical Load Calculations work as a single system to provide the most accurate calculation possible. You are not limited to three panelboards. Each sub-panelboard can support one or two additional sub-panelboards. No matter how many sub-panelboards you add, KalcMate always works as a single system calculation!

    You may also include Fault Current Calculations for your Dwelling Electrical Distribution System. And, the “Auto Populate” command places all of your panelboards into the Fault Calculation Table automatically. All you need do is enter feeder information. Need to add a time clock to the Fault Calculation Table? Quickly and easily add it with the “Place Custom Item” utility. Save time!

  • Plug-In Bus Duct Calculations

    Industrial Facilities frequently have Bus Ducts feeding machines and equipment. KalcMate provides Calculation Worksheets for Plug-In Bus Ducts. Connect your equipment loads to the Bus Duct and let KalcMate do the Electrical Calculation. You can feed individual pieces of equipment from the Bus Duct or Panelboards or Transformers or any other piece of equipment. KalcMate provides the flexibility of adding virtually any load to a Bus Duct.

    KalcMate also allows you to do Fault Current Calculations for every piece of equipment fed from the Bus Duct. When you need assurance that equipment fed from the Bus Duct is not exposed to fault current in excess of equipment withstand ratings, KalcMate can provide you with the available fault current for each piece of equipment fed from Bus Ducts.

  • Transfer Switch Calculations

    KalcMate provides electrical load calculations for Transfer Switches. This assures that the transfer switch you specify is properly sized. The transfer switch electrical load calculation is added to both of the sources that feed the transfer switch.

    KalcMate calculates the fault currents from both of the sources that feed the transfer switch and reports the larger of the two fault currents. This assures that the transfer switch is specified with the proper withstand ratings.

    KalcMate is not limited to one transfer switch. If your electrical distribution system requires multiple transfer switches, add all of the transfer switches you need into your calculation workbook file.

  • Handles up to 300 pieces of electrical equipment

    The KalcMate Workbook has capacity for up to 300 pieces of electrical distribution equipment. For each and every piece of electrical equipment in a building electrical distribution, there is a KalcMate Worksheet. Each time you add a piece of electrical distribution equipment to your one line diagram, you add a corresponding Calculation Worksheet to your KalcMate Workbook. Your KalcMate Workbook has only the Calculation Worksheets necessary to model the electrical distribution system.

    When you link your Calculation Worksheets together, you form a complete set of electrical calculations. And, linking is easy and intuitive. When you add a piece of equipment to your Workbook, simply select the item that feeds it from the equipment list. It’s quick, and it’s easy!

  • Based on the calculations in the National Electrical Code

    All electrical load calculations are based on the National Electrical Code. The KalcMate program applies demand factors for the loads of Convenience Outlets, Lighting, Motors, Elevators, Kitchen Equipment, Electric Heating and Continuous Loads. And, KalcMate includes only the larger of the two non-coincidental heating and cooling loads.

    KalcMate has intelligence that eliminates duplicate demand factors. Your project may have a Service Entrance Section that feeds six panelboards, with motor loads in each of the panelboards. KalcMate includes 25% of the largest motor load in the calculations for each of the respective panelboards. But, only 25% of the single largest motor fed from the six panelboards is included in the electrical load calculation for the Service Entrance Section. KalcMate does much more than just add the totals of the six panelboards for the Service Entrance Section electrical load calculation.

    If three of these six panelboards each feed one elevator, the electrical loads for each of the panelboards include the elevator at 100% demand. However, for the Service Entrance Section Electrical Calculation, KalcMate applies a demand factor of 90% for the three elevators. This is based on Table 620.14 of the National Electrical Code.

    This same intelligence applies to Convenience Outlets, Electric Heating, Elevators, Motors and Kitchen Equipment. The entire KalcMate Calculation Workbook works as a single system.

  • Arc Flash Hazard Calculations

    KalcMate offers two methods for doing Arc Flash Hazard Calculations. The first method is an Arc Flash Hazard Calculations Table that is integrated into the Fault Current Calculation Worksheet. You complete the information for the Fault Current Calculation Table. This portion of the Table provides the “bolted fault current” and voltage for the Arc Flash Hazard Calculations. Enter the data into the Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Table for the equipment and overprotection device. KalcMate calculates the Arc Fault, the Incident Energy at the working distance, the Arc Boundary and reports the Arc Flash Hazard Category.

    The second method provides a separate Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Table Worksheet. Each Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Worksheet supports up to twenty Arc Flash Hazard Calculations. The number of Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Worksheets is not limited by KalcMate, so you may include as many Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Worksheets, as desired.

  • Build One Line Diagram

    KalcMate provides a method for building a One Line Diagram. This procedure is available in the Fault Current Calculation Table Worksheet. The One Line Diagram consist of two parts; the One Line Diagram and corresponding Key Notes. In addition, KalcMate offers a “One Line Diagram Symbol List” and an “Abbreviation Legend.” These four parts constitute the entire One Line Diagram system which can be export to your CAD system drawing file.

    KalcMate provides a Tutorial Video with instructions on how to build the One Line Diagram.