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Wiring Regulations in Brief,

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Wiring Regulations in Brief,

Ray Tricker

ISBN 0750668512
Pages 640

This essential reference will prove an invaluable guide for anyone based in the electrical industry working on electrical systems (design, installation, inspection and testing), who requires a comprehensive source of information on the specific requirements of the IEE Wiring Regulations (published by the IET), without having to trawl through the lengthy, complicated coverage of the Regulations themselves.

Unlike the majority of texts available on the subject of the IEE Wiring Regulations, which explain how adherence to the Regulations is achieved in working practice, Ray Tricker presents the specifics of the actual regulatory Standard itself in his renowned, easily accessible, and informal writing style.

Wiring Regulations in Brief presents the IEE Wiring Regulations with a unique topic-based approach. Unlike the Regulations themselves, related topics are linked ???areas such as inspection and testing are presented together in one section. This provides the reader with an exceptionally quick source of reference on all aspects of the Regulations as they relate to a specific area of working practice, which maximises easy identification of practical problems, and Regulations compliance.

Part P, which brings domestic electrical installations under Building Regulations control as of 2005, is also covered in detail, to highlight the requirement that any person who carries out domestic electrical installation work, is now legally required to demonstrate their competence in their area of work.

Preface Acknowledgements Further information 1 Introduction 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Historical background 1.3 What does the standard contain? 1.4 What are the objectives of the IEE Wiring Regulations? 1.5 What is the legal status of the IEE Wiring Regulations? 1.6 What does it cover? 1.7 What affect does using the Regulation have on other regulations? 1.8 How are the IEE Wiring Regulations implemented? 2 Domestic buildings 2.1 The Building Act 1984 2.2 The Building Regulations 2.3 Approved Documents 2.4 Electrical safety 2.5 What inspections and tests will have to be completed and recorded? 2.6 The requirement 3 Mandatory requirements 3.1 What are the mandatory requirements? 3.2 Design considerations 3.3 Electrical installations 3.4 Isolation and switching 3.5 Wiring systems 3.6 Earthing 3.7 Protective measures 3.8 Equipment 3.9 Components and accessories 3.10 Sockets 3.11 Cables 3.12 Conductors 3.13 Power supplies 3.14 Circuits 3.15 Test and inspection 3.16 Special installations and locations 4 Earthing 4.1 What is earth? 4.2 What is meant by ‘earthing???and how is it used? 4.3 Advantages of earthing 4.4 What types of earthing system are there? 4.5 Earthing arrangements 4.6 Safety protection 4.7 Protection against direct contact 4.8 Protection against indirect contact 4.9 Protection against both direct and indirect contact 4.10 Protection against fault current 4.11 Protection against overvoltage 4.12 Additional requirements 4.13 Protective bonding conductors 4.14 Protection against impact and vibration 4.15 Protective conductors 4.16 Protective equipment (devices and switches) 4.17 Accessories and current-using devices 4.18 Inspection and testing 5 External influences 5.1 Environmental factors and influences 5.2 Ambient temperature 5.3 Solar radiation 5.4 Humidity 5.5 Air pressure and altitude 5.6 Weather and precipitation 5.7 Pollutants and contaminants 5.8 Mechanical 5.9 Electromagnetic compatibility 5.10 Fire 6 Electrical equipment, components, accessories and supplies 6.1 Equipment, components and accessories 6.2 Supplies 7 Cables and conductors 7.1 Cables 7.2 Conductors 7.3 Conduits, cable ducting, cable trunking, busbar or busbar trunking 8 Special installations and locations 8.1 General requirements 8.2 Overhead wiring systems 8.3 Agricultural and horticultural premises 8.4 Caravans and motor caravans 8.5 Caravan parks 8.6 Construction sites 8.7 Equipment with high protective conductor current 8.8 Highway power supplies 8.9 Hot air saunas 8.10 Locations containing a bath or shower 8.11 Restrictive conductive locations 8.12 Swimming pools 9 Inspection and testing 9.1 Basic safety requirements 9.2 Fundamental safety requirements 9.3 What inspections and tests have to be completed and recorded? 9.4 Inspections 9.5 Testing 9.6 Identification and notices 9.7 What type of certificates and reports are there? 9.8 Building Regulations 9.9 What about test equipment? Appendix 9.1: Examples of test equipment used to test electrical installations 10 Installation, maintenance and repair 10.1 General 10.2 Inspection and testing 10.3 Maintenance 10.4 Certification 10.5 Records 10.6 Additions and alterations to an installation 10.7 Material alterations 10.8 Material changes of use Appendix 10.1: Example stage audit checks Appendix A Symbols used in electrical installations Appendix B List of symbols Appendix C SI units for existing technology Appendix D Acronyms and abbreviations Appendix E British Standards currently used with the Wiring Regulations Appendix F Useful contacts Appendix G Books by the same author Index