This chapter presents the general rules for designing an installation and presents the involved IEC standards. It gives help in calculation of installed power loads.
This chapter presents the main methods of connection to the MV utility distribution network.
This chapter presents the main methods of connection to the LV utility distribution network.
Given a particular building, we show how to select the right solution during pre-design and budget step: find a compromise between costs and ratings of the installation during its whole life cycle.
Conception rules of an electrical installation. System earthings.
This chapter explains how to determine protective devices in order to protect people from direct & indirect contacts and to protect equipments and goods from fire risks.
Practical methods for conductor sizing and protection are given.
The basic functions of LV switchgear are described, as well as the selection rules for ensuring the protection coordination.
The effects of lightning are described. Protective devices are proposed and implementation rules are given.
Power monitoring and control system contributes to global "energy efficiency". Such a system is of high benefice for the owner of an electrical network.
This chapter explains how power factor correction is implemented in LV electrical installation. Practical examples are given.
The origin and effects of harmonics are described. Measurement and filtering methods are proposed.
Specific sources and loads are studied: generators, inverters, induction motors, lighting circuits, LV/LV transformers...
The specific intallations rules applicable to residential premises and some other locations are presented.
This chapter describes the basic rules for ensuring EMC: earthing principles, cable lay-out, wiring recommandations.