A Practical Guide to The Wiring Regulations: 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2008)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 616 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

1 Plan and terminology of BS 76712008 and supporting publications
1
2 Electricity the law standards and codes of practice
7
3 Scope object and fundamental principles
17
4 Assessment of general characteristics
29
5 Protection against electric shock
47
6 Protection against thermal effects
89
7 Protection against overcurrent undervoltage and overvoltage
101
8 Isolation and switching
139
13 Specialized installations
325
14 Safety services
347
15 The smaller installation
353
16 Special installations and locations
389
17 Inspection testing certification and reporting
459
Appendix Standards to which reference has been made
537
Bibliography
545
Index of figures
547

9 Equipment selection common rules
161
10 Wiring systems
181
11 Switchgear protective devices and other equipment
241
12 Protective conductors earthing and equipotential bonding
289
Index of tables
551
Index of regulation numbers
557
Subject index
579
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About the author (2009)

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.

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