IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2008): A Practical Guide to the Wiring Regulations (4th Revised edition)

IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2008): A Practical Guide to the Wiring Regulations (4th Revised edition)

By: John Bradley (author), Geoffrey Stokes (author)Paperback

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This best-selling text has been revised to reflect the requirements of the 17th Edition of the IEEWiring Regulations (BS 7671: 2008). It includes essential information on the new rules applied to special installations or locations, such as bathrooms, swimming pool locations, camping/caravan sites, marinas, exhibition and show locations, solar photovoltaic power supply systems, and floor and ceiling heating systems, amongst others. It presents clear explanations on inspection, testing, certification and reporting, test instruments and test methods, as well as covering:* electricity, the law, standards and codes of practice;* assessment of general characteristics;* protection against electric shock, thermal effects, overcurrent, undervoltage and overvoltage;* isolation and switching;* the common rules of equipment selection;* switchgear, protective devices and other equipment;* wiring systems (including the external influences on them and cable installation methods);* protective conductors, earthing and protective bonding;* supplies for safety services;* the smaller installation, and;* specialised installations, such as outdoor lighting, installations in churches, multi-occupancy blocks of flats. These topics are addressed with pertinent regulation numbers, and a useful appendix lists the relevant Standards. Background guidance and worked examples are provided where appropriate. Like the earlier editions of this text, this new edition will be a useful aid for designers, installers and verifiers of electrical installations, students of the industry wishing to gain better understanding of the many facets of electrical safety, and 'duty holders' as defined by the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

About Author

EurIng Geoffrey Stokes CEng FIEE FCIBSE was Principal Engineer at the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting, and is now a consultant. EurIng John T Bradley BSc CEng MIET FCIBSE is Principal Engineer at the Electrical Safety Council.


Contents Preface to the Fourth Edition Foreword Acknowledgements Notation 1 Plan and terminology of BS 7671:2008 and supporting publications 1.1 Plan of BS 7671:2008 1.2 Terminology of BS 7671:2001 1.3 Supporting publications 2 Electricity, the law, standards and codes of practice 2.1 General 2.2 Electricity: the hazards 2.3 The law 2.4 Standards and codes of practice 3 Scope, object and fundamental principles 3.1 General 3.2 Scope 3.3 Object and effects 3.4 Fundamental principles 4 Assessment of general characteristics 4.1 General 4.2 Loading, maximum demand and diversity 4.3 Arrangement of live conductors and type of earthing 4.4 Nature of supply 4.5 Supplies for safety services and standby purposes 4.6 Installation circuit arrangements 4.7 External influences 4.8 Compatibility 4.9 Maintainability 5 Protection against electric shock 5.1 General 5.2 Provisions for basic protection 5.3 Protective measure: automatic disconnection of supply 5.4 Protective measure: double or reinforced insulation 5.5 Protective measure: electrical separation 5.6 Protective measure: extra-low voltage provided by separated extra-low voltage or protective extra-low voltage 5.7 Additional protection 5.8 Obstacles and placing out of reach 5.9 Protective measures for application only where the installation is controlled or under the supervision of skilled or instructed persons 6 Protection against thermal effects 6.1 General 6.2 Fire caused by electrical equipment 6.3 Precautions where particular risks of danger of fire exist 6.4 Burns 7 Protection against overcurrent, undervoltage and overvoltage 7.1 General 7.2 Nature of protective devices 7.3 Protection against overload 7.4 Protection against fault current 7.5 Determination of prospective fault current 7.6 Characteristics of protective devices 7.7 Overcurrent protection of conductors in parallel 7.8 Coordination of overload and fault current protection 7.9 Protection according to the nature of circuits and distribution systems 7.10 Protection against undervoltage 7.11 Protection against overvoltage 8 Isolation and switching 8.1 General 8.2 Main switch 8.3 Isolation 8.4 Switching off for mechanical maintenance 8.5 Emergency switching and other forms of switching for safety 8.6 Emergency stopping 8.7 Functional switching 8.8 Identification and notices 9 Equipment selection: common rules 9.1 General 9.2 Compliance with standards 9.3 Operational conditions, external influences and accessibility 9.4 Identification and notices 9.5 Mutual detrimental influences 9.6 Compatibility 9.7 Operation and maintenance manual 10 Wiring systems 10.1 Wiring systems 10.2 External influences 10.3 Proximity to other services: general 10.4 Methods of installation of cables 10.5 Resistances of copper conductors 10.6 Electrical connections 10.7 Cable supports and cable management systems 10.8 Minimizing the risk of fire 10.9 Electromagnetic and electromechanical effects 10.10 Conduit and trunking cable capacities 10.11 Maintainability 11 Switchgear, protective devices and other equipment 11.1 Switchgear and protective devices: general 11.2 Switchgear and controlgear 11.3 Selection of devices for overload and fault current protection: general 11.4 Overcurrent protective devices 11.5 Residual current devices 11.6 Identification of overcurrent protective devices 11.7 Discrimination 11.8 Other equipment 12 Protective conductors, earthing and equipotential bonding 12.1 Protective conductors 12.2 Earthing 12.3 Earthing requirements for the installation of equipment having high protective conductor currents 12.4 Protective bonding 13 Specialized installations 13.1 General 13.2 Emergency lighting 13.3 Fire detection and alarm systems 13.4 Petrol filling stations and liquid petroleum gas stations 13.5 Installations in dusty environments 13.6 Installations in underground and multistorey car parks, etc. 13.7 Installations in multi-occupancy blocks of flats 13.8 Installations in 'Section 20 buildings' 13.9 Installations in churches 13.10 Installations in thatched properties 13.11 Extra-low voltage lighting 13.12 Outdoor lighting installations, highway power supplies and street furniture 13.13 Security lighting 13.14 Welding equipment 13 15 Entertainers' equipment 13.16 Generator sets 14 Safety services 14.1 Safety services: general 14.2 Common sources 14.3 Parallel and nonparallel sources 14.4 Circuit and equipment requirements 14.5 Protection against overcurrent and electric shock under fault conditions 15 The smaller installation 15.1 Scope 15.2 The IEE On-Site Guide and the NICEIC Domestic Electrical Installation Guide 15.3 User's requirements 15.4 Wiring systems 15.5 Electricity distributor's requirements 15.6 Assessment of supply characteristics 15.7 'Meter tails' 15.8 System earthing arrangements 15.9 Main protective bonding 15.10 Minimum cross-sectional area of earthing and main protective bonding conductors 15.11 Supplementary bonding 15.12 Devices for protection against overcurrent and for fault protection 15.13 Devices for isolation and switching 15.14 Final circuit design 15.15 Remote buildings 15.16 Minimum number of socket-outlets in domestic premises 15.17 Modifications to existing installations 15.18 Inspection, testing, verification and certification of the smaller installation 16 Special installations and locations 16.1 General 16.2 Locations containing a bath or shower 16.3 Swimming pools and other basins 16.4 Rooms and cabins containing sauna heaters 16.5 Construction-site installations 16.6 Agricultural and horticultural premises 16.7 Conducting locations with restricted movement 16.8 Electrical installations in caravan/camping parks and similar locations 16.9 Marinas and similar locations 16.10 Exhibition shows and stands 16.11 Solar photovoltaic power supply systems 16.12 Mobile or transportable units 16.13 Electrical installations in caravans and motor caravans 16.14 Temporary electrical installations for structures, amusement devices and booths at fairgrounds, amusement parks and circuses 16.15 Floor and ceiling heating systems 17 Inspection, testing, certification and reporting 17.1 Inspection, testing, certification and reporting: general 17.2 Test instruments 17.3 Safety in electrical testing 17.4 Test methods 17.5 Initial verification 17.6 Periodic inspection and testing 17.7 Alterations and additions 17.8 Inspection, testing and certification of specialized installations Appendix Standards to which reference has been made Bibliography Index of figures Index of tables Index of regulation numbers Subject index

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  • ISBN13: 9781405177016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 626
  • ID: 9781405177016
  • weight: 996
  • ISBN10: 1405177012
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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