PowerCalc won GOLD in Consulting-Specifying Engineers' annual contest for Product of the Year 2016. So, we're going to count the reasons why.
1. The Power of the PowerCalc Algorithm.
PowerCalc is based on a new approach. PowerCalc aggregates values from the bottom-up (from the circuit to the power grid) ensuring that all electrical load calculations are accurate. Then, the calculations are integrated as a single, bundled, integrated calculation tied to a proprietary database instead of approaching the calculations one-at-a-time or in segments. See Patent
2. The Power of the PowerCalc Panel.
As you know, each engineering company has its own panel schedule. Generally these schedules are completed manually or with simple calculations. In contrast, PowerCalc's panel is used as an "engine" for the calculations and not just a "placeholder".
The user calculates the Branch Circuit (with the 3 easy inputs: load kVA, # of poles and load type per circuit) and multiple circuits form a Branch Circuit Panel. The Branch Circuit Panel is then connected to a Distribution Panel and finally these multiple panels are connected to the Main Distribution Panel. Equipment, such as HVAC, pumps, etc., can be connected to any of the panels.
The PowerCalc approach of moving from downstream to upstream, results in an accurate and well-designed Power Distribution System. PowerCalc's 7 million+ equations do all the initial calculations.
Then, because all equations are integrated, any change at any time and for any value is instantaneous. That's instantaneous propagation across the entire power distribution system, including the addition or deletion of loads, voltage, phase and any engineering value.
4. The Power of PowerCalc for NEC compliance.
PowerCalc tabulates loads by type and automatically applies NEC demand factors. The user can manually override demand factors to meet their specific project needs. See all the outputs.
5. The Power of the PowerCalc Wizard.
Become proficient with PowerCalc in minutes with its Wizard. The Wizard is your guide to entering your project's requirements into PowerCalc. You are minutes away from completing your next project with the PowerCalc Wizard.
6. The Power of PowerCalc in the cloud.
PowerCalc is in the cloud and can be used anytime, anywhere, on both pcs and tablets. Team members can share work in real time and team managers can control access and privileges for each project .
7. The Power of the PowerCalc Experience.
The best way to understand the power of PowerCalc is to see it in action. View our video "How to PowerCalc" at www.powercalc.co.
Then, try our 30 day free trial. I know we'll have you convinced!
James Khalil, P.E.
Inventor of PowerCalc