ETAP Complies with CSA Z462 Standard for Arc Flash Hazard Analysis

Edmonton, AB – March 17, 2009 – ETAP Canada Ltd. in conjunction with Operation Technology, Inc., has announced that the ETAP software is now compliant with the new CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard released by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) in 1st Edition on December 28, 2008. The CSA Z462 Standard enables Canadians to readily apply existing mathematic and procedural references from the existing IEEE Standard 1584 and NFPA 70E related to Arc Flash Hazard Analysis. In addition, the Standard elaborates on labeling, language, safety and additional Canada-specific issues. By quickly adapting ETAP software to work with these requirements, engineers throughout Canada will be able to effective and efficiently update existing facilities and better-design new facilities.

“We are proud to work with CSA to help engineers throughout Canada to adapt to the new Z462 standard for workplace electrical safety. With ETAP’s advanced Arc Flash Analysis Software and labeling tools, Canadian facilities will be able to comply quicker than ever before,” said Darcy Braun, Manager of ETAP Canada Ltd.

“The ability for electrical analysis tools such as ETAP to meet the requirements of CSA Z462 enables electrical engineers and facility managers throughout Canada with the assurance that clear, consistent and reliable results will be available through the use of in-house or consultant based engineering services,” stated Terry Becker, CEO and Senior Management Consultant of the ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solution, Inc. (

ETAP software is used by engineers worldwide for a full spectrum of power system design and analysis, including load flow, short circuit, motor starting, device coordination and arc flash analysis, and more.

The CSA Z462 standard may be purchased directly from CSA:
Download 4×6 Arc Flash Label Templates:(right click and save as)
Duralabel CSA Z462 (
Brady CSA Z462 (
New Label Installation Instructions (

About ETAP Canada Ltd.
ETAP Canada Ltd., an authorized representative of Operation Technology, Inc., is the sole-source supplier of ETAP electrical engineering power system analysis software, renewals, and training services in Canada. ETAP is used by over 3000 engineers throughout Canada including most of the major consulting firms, oil & gas firms, and utility generation firms.

About Operation Technology, Inc.
Operation Technology, Inc. is the designer and developer of ETAP, the most comprehensive analysis platform for electrical power systems worldwide. With more than 50,000 licenses in over 100 countries, ETAP is used in all stages of the power process, from power generation, to transmission and distribution, to utilization. ETAP is used at 7 of the 10 largest U.S. petroleum refining companies, 8 of the 10 largest U.S. engineering construction firms, 18 of the 20 Top Design Firms, 57 of the 64 U.S. nuclear generation plants and all of the 10 largest U.S. utilities companies. For more information, visit

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