CFO Calculator and Arrester Application Guidelines

The DSTAR CFO Calculator Software (CFO) is a convenient tool for estimating the critical flashover voltage (CFO) for an overhead pole system and providing arrester application guidelines. The application allows the user to quickly input the layout of an overhead system using a convenient graphic interface and uses the CFO-added methodology (IEEE 1410-2004), to estimate the overall overhead system CFO. In addition to calculating CFO, the software provides arrester guidance for shielded and unshielded conditions.

This project was initially scoped as "Surge Arrester Application Guidelines", but was subsequently combined with Project 10-16 CFO Calculator Software.

Tagged: P10-10, P10, Equipment Testing/Evaluation, System Reliability, Industry Perspectives / White Papers, Engineering Guidelines, Engineering Analysis Software