IEE Wiring Regulations: Inspection, Testing and Certification

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Download IEE Wiring Regulations – This popular guide(IEE Wiring Regulations) clarifies the requirements for inspection and testing, explaining in clear language those parts of the Regs that most need simplifying.

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In addition to the usual descriptive and diagrammatic test methods that are required, explanations of the theory and reasoning behind test procedures are given, together with useful tables for test results comparison. The book also provides essential information on the completion of electrical installation certificates, with a step-by-step guide on the entries that need to be made and where to source data.

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It is an affordable reference for all electrical contractors and other workers involved in inspection and testing of electrical installations. It will answer queries quickly and help ensure work complies with the latest version of the Wiring Regulations.

With the coverage carefully matched to the syllabus of the City & Guilds Certificates in Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2391-10) and Fundamental Inspection, Testing and Initial Verification (2392-10) and containing a sample paper and suggested solutions, it is also an ideal revision guide.

Brian Scaddan, I Eng, MIET, is a consultant for and an Honorary Member of City & Guilds. He has over 35 years’ experience in Further Education and training. He is Director of Brian Scaddan Associates Ltd, an approved City and Guilds and NICEIC training centre offering courses on all aspects of Electrical Installation Contracting including the C&G 2391 and 2392 series. He is also a leading author on books on electrical installation.

* Fully up-to-date with the 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations and the C&G 2391-10 and 2392-10 syllabus
* Simplifies the advice found in the Regs, explaining what they mean in actual working practice for inspection, testing and certification
* Expert advice from an engineering training consultant, supported with colour diagrams, examples and key data

Table of Contents

Contents
Chapter 1 An Overview
1
Chapter 2 Initial Verification
17
Chapter 3 Testing Continuity of Protective Conductors LowResistance Ohmmeter
23
Chapter 4 Testing Continuity of Ring Final Circuit Conductors LowResistance Ohmmeter
29
Chapter 5 Testing Insulation Resistance Insulation Resistance Tester
35
Chapter 6 Special Tests
41
Chapter 7 Testing Polarity LowResistance Ohmmeter
43
Chapter 8 Testing Earth Electrode Resistance Earth Electrode Resistance Tester or Loop Impedance Testers
47
Chapter 12 Check of Phase Sequence Phase Sequence Indicator
65
Chapter 13 Functional Testing
67
Chapter 14 Voltage Drop Approved Voltmeter
69
Chapter 15 Periodic Inspection
71
Chapter 16 Certification
77
Appendix 1 Characteristic Curves and Maximum Loop Impedance Values for BS 3871 Miniature Circuit Breakers
83
Appendix 2 Sample Paper
89
Appendix 3 Suggested Solutions to Sample Paper
93

Chapter 9 Testing Earth Fault Loop Impedance Tester
53
Chapter 10 Additional Protection RCD Tester
59
Chapter 11 Prospective Fault Current PFCPSCC Tester
63
Index
99
Copyright

Preface – IEE Wiring Regulations

As a bridge between the 17th Edition course (C&G 2382-10) and the Design, Erection and Verification course (C&G 2391-20), the author, in association with the City & Guilds and Donald Malcolm Consultants, was involved in the development of the Inspection, Testing and Certification courses (C&G 2392-10 and 2391-10). The 2392-10 covers the requirements for Initial Verification and the 2391-10 both Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection and Testing. This book has been revised to serve as an accompaniment to these new schemes and has been brought fully up-to-date with the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations. It is also a useful addition to the reference library of contracting electricians and candidates studying for the C&G 2382 and 2391-20 qualifications. Brian Scaddan, February 2011 Material on Part P in Chapter 1 is taken from Building Regulations Approved Document P: Electrical Safety – Dwelling, P1 Design and installation of electrical installations (The Stationery Office, 2006) ISBN 9780117036536. © Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and Queen’s Printer for Scotland

Introduction – IEE Wiring Regulations

THE IEE WIRING REGULATIONS BS 7671 Before we embark on the subject of inspection and testing, it is, perhaps, wise to refresh our memories with regards to one or two important topics from the 17th edition (BS 7671 2008). Clearly, the protection of persons and livestock from shock and burns, etc. and the prevention of damage to property are priorities. In consequence, therefore, thorough inspection and testing of an installation and subsequent remedial work where necessary will significantly reduce the risks. So let us start with electric shock, that is the passage of current through the body of such magnitude as to have significant harmful effects. Figure 0.1 illustrates the generally accepted effects of current passing through the human body. How then are we at risk of electric shock, and how do we protect against it? There are two ways in which we can be at risk: 1. Touching live parts of equipment or systems that are intended to be live. 2. Touching conductive parts which are not meant to be live, but have become live due to a fault. The conductive parts associated with the second of these can either be metalwork of electrical equipment and accessories (Class I) and that of electrical wiring systems such as metallic conduit and trunking, etc. called exposed conductive parts, or other metalwork such as pipes, radiators, girders, etc. called extraneous conductive parts. Let us now consider how we may protect against electric shock from whatever source.


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Review – IEE Wiring Regulations

“Excellent book for anyone taking the City & Guilds 2391 Inspection, Testing and Certification course. Good examples in clear English. Easy to read, an excellent book.”
AMAZON.CO.UK READER REVIEW (review of previous edition)

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About the Author

Brian Scaddan is a consultant and an Honorary Member of City and Guilds. He has over 35 years’ experience in Further Education, and is now Director of Brian Scaddan Associates, Engineering Training Consultants. He is a leading author of books on electrical installation, inspection and testing, including IEE Wiring Regulations: Explained and Illustrated and Electrical Installation Work. Brian also runs PAT training courses for the City & Guilds 2377 exam.

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