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Electrical distribution in buildings

Author: C Dennis Poole; Trevor E Marks
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Boston : Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats

A guide to the practical requirements of building services, from the negotiations with electricity supply authorities through to final inspection, testing and comissioning. The book has been revised  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Dennis Poole; Trevor E Marks
ISBN: 0632032561 9780632032563
OCLC Number: 28148848
Description: viii, 263 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Part 1 Electricity Supplies:; Agreement with regional electricity company; Tariffs; Metering; Operating cost control; Building management systems; Fault level implications; High voltage intakes; Low voltage intakes; Part 2 Private Generation Supplies:; Base load systems; Connection with regional electricity company; Combined heat and power systems; Peak lopping generation; Standby systems; Temporary site supplies; Space requirements; Installation requirements; Part 3 Uninterruptible Power Supplies:; Rotary plant; Static systems; Redundant systems; Part 4 Distribution Systems and Equipment:; High voltage distribution; Load centres; Transformers; Packaged substations; Cable distribution systems; Part 5 Main and Standby Distribution:; Metering; Essential and nonessential loads; Cable distribution; Split distribution systems; Part 6 Busbar Distribution Systems:; Horizontal busbars; Vertical risers; Mini busbar systems; Track systems Part 7 Cable Types and Applications:; Regional electricity companies' practice; Consumer installations; Circuit wiring; Domestic systems; Communication systems; Cable jointing and terminating; Part 8 Cable Sizing:; Correction factors; Overloads; Grouping (G); Ambient temperature (A); Thermal insulation (T); General; Voltage drop; Additional considerations when sizing conductors; Short-circuit current; Protection against indirect contact; Protective conductors; Other considerations; Examples of sizing conductors; Part 9 Protective Devices:; Low voltage systems; High voltage systems; Short- circuit calculations; High voltage calculations; Low voltage calculations; Protective discrimination; Part 10 Cable Support Systems:; Cleats and brackets; Cable trays; Ladder- racking; Builders' work ducts; Duct sealing methods; Part 11 Enclosed Wiring Systems:; Cable trunking; Conduit systems; Part 12 Final Circuit Design:; Design procedure; Lighting; Socket outlets; Power equipment; Design schedule 1 - basic design stages; Design schedule 2 - relationship of current ratings; Design schedule 3 - voltage drop; Design schedule 4 - short-circuit protection; Design schedule 5 - shock constraint determination; Design schedule 6 - protective conductor suitability; Design schedule 7 - equipotential bonding; Design schedule 8 - supplementary bonding; Design schedule 9 - earthing; Examples of protecting against indirect contact; Part 13 Special Cabling Requirements:; Lighting; Fire alarms and detection; Power systems; Control and instrumentation; Hazardous areas; Part 14 Computer Control of Environmental Services:; Building management systems; Data transmission methods; Control monitoring stations; Microcomputers; VDUs and keyboards; Backing store; Printers; Part 15 Emergency Lighting:; Types of installation; Location of escape route lighting; Types of supply; Power supplies; Emergency signs; Wiring; Cable sizes; Segregation; Installation materials; Inspection and tests; Production registration; Part 16 Earthing:; Types of earthing system; Main earthing connection; Circuit protective conductors; Main equipotential bonding; Supplementary bonding conductors; Automatic disconnection devices; Earth proving systems; Examples checking protective conductor sizes; Part 17 Lightning Protection and Surge Suppression:; Need for protection; Zone of protection; components parts - protective system; Materials and dimensions; Inspection and testing; Records; Maintenance; Surge suppression and current chopping; Part 18 Fire Precautions and Protection:; Fire precautions; Protection; Protective systems; Types of detector; Part 19 Installation, Inspection and Testing:; Standard of installation; Safety aspects; Testing to regulations; Testing procedure and instruments; Testing to standards and codes of practice; Records and routine testing; Inspection; Appendix 1 Statutory Acts and Regulations:; Future legislation; Nonstatutory regulations; Appendix 2 British Standards and Codes of Practice:; Codes of practice (earlier editions); BSI address; Index
Responsibility: C. Dennis Poole.


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