Electrical Installation Designs

Electrical Installation Designs

By (author) Bill Atkinson , By (author) Roger Lovegrove , By (author) Gary Gundry , By (author) Martyn Allen

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A practical and highly popular guide for electrical contractors of small installations, now fully revised in accordance with the latest wiring regulations The book is a clearly written practical guide on how to design and complete a range of electrical installation projects in a competitive manner, while ensuring full compliance with the new Wiring Regulations (updated late 2008). The updated regulations introduced changes in terminology, such as basic and fault protection , and also changed the regulation numbers. This new edition reflects these changes. It discusses new sections covering domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural projects, including material on marinas, caravan sites, and small scale floodlighting. This book provides guidance on certification and test methods, with full attention given to electrical safety requirements. Other brand new sections cover protective measures, additional protection by means of RCDs, the new cable guidelines for thin wall partitions and Part P of the Building Regulations. * Provides simple, practical guidance on how to design electrical installation projects, including worked examples and case studies * Covers new cable guidelines and Part P of the Building Regulations (Electrical Installations) in line with 17th edition of the Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 * New chapters on protective measures and additional protection by means of RCDs (residual current devices) * Features new wiring projects such as marinas, caravan sites and small scale floodlighting and street lighting * Fully illustrated, including illustrations new to the fourth edition

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  • Other digital | 272 pages
  • 150 x 250 x 15mm | 666g
  • 14 Jan 2013
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1118477782
  • 9781118477786

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Mr. Bill Atkinson (deceased) Bill Atkinson was the writer's pseudonym used by Alan Smith, the original author of the book. He worked in the electrical installation industry and at the NICEIC. Mr. Roger Lovegrove, Consultant, Surrey, UK Roger Lovegrove is an electrical consultant. He is a member of the Electrical Contractors' Association techinical committees and of the joint IEE/BSI Wiring Regulations committee. With his vast knowledge in this area of electrical engineering, he has updated Bill Atkinson s original text for this fourth edtition. Mr. Gary Gundry, Senior Engineer, Electrical Safety Council, UK Mr Gundry worked for Seeboard and Eastern Electricity, before becoming a lecturer at Lowestoft College, teaching electrical contracting and electrical engineering up to HNC level. He joined NICEIC in 1999 after spending three years as a Director and Qualified Supervisor of a business enrolled as an Approved Contractor, where he worked in the Standards division on the NICEIC Technical Manual. He is now Senior Engineer at Electrical Safety Council. Mr. Martyn Allen, Senior Engineer, Electrical Safety Council Martyn Allen's experience in the electrical installation industry spans 30 years. He served an apprenticeship and worked as an electrician with British Coal, spent 16 years in engineering insurance risk management and then joined the Electrical Safety Council. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and Corporate Member of the IET. He is a member of the Joint Technical Committee JPEL/64 Panel C Shock Protection and Isolation and Switching.

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"Electrical Installation Designs" is the only book on electrical installation practice that uses typical projects to illustrate how to produce designs that comply with current standards.This Fourth Edition has been revised and updated to take account of the 2011 Amendment to the Seventeenth Edition of the Wiring Regulations BS 7671: 2008. It offers practical guide on how to design and complete a range of electrical installation projects in a way to ensure compliance with these new Wiring Regulations.Examining projects including domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and leisure complexes, the authors explain the requirements of earthing and bonding, isolation and switching, overcurrent protection and installing cables. With careful attention on electrical safety requirements, they supply guidance on inspection, testing and certification.Key features of this new edition: Covers requirements of the Seventeenth Edition of the Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 Amendment No. 1: 2011New chapters on protective measures and additional protection by means of RCDs (residual current devices)Describes new wiring projects - caravan sites, small scale floodlighting and street lightingReflects changes in terminology, such as "basic" and "fault protection," and the updated regulation numbersIncludes worked examples, case studies, and some new illustrationsThe book is a valuable resource for electricians and electrical contractors. It enables them to adapt standard formats for electrical installations to suit specific jobs. Designers, consultants, trainers and students may also appreciate the authors' expert guidance on applying the Wiring Regulations in practice.

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