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What’s new in the 2016 edition?

  • Updated content on "Energy Efficiency in electrical distribution": updates on energy efficiency standards and regulations, new contents related to IEC60364-8-1, Smart Panels and more

  • New chapter on "Measurement": an introduction to the different applications of measurement (energy efficiency, energy usage analysis, billing, cost allocation, power quality and more)

  • Revision of the chapter “Overvoltage protection”according to the IEC60364 part 4-44 evolution published in 2015


A practical guide

The Electrical Installation Guide is written for electrical professionals who must design, install, inspect, and maintain low-voltage electrical installations in compliance with the standards published by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
"Which technical solution will guarantee that all relevant safety rules are met?” Answering this question has always been integral to the creation of this document.

Expert advice

It’s written by Schneider Electric's most talented electrical distribution experts who share their industry-leading knowledge about new and updated electrical installation standards and technological evolutions. 

The Electrical Installation Guide is also available in a Wiki format to let any and all experts contribute to its elaboration

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    “One for all” involved in commercial, industrial, or domestic electrical installations The guide is meant for all electrical professionals including consulting engineers, designers, contractors, panel builders, facility managers, electrical engineering students and teachers, as well as people involved in standardization, certification, or inspection of these electrical installations.
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    Tackling the important topics related to electrical installations We cover voltage drop, electrical safety, cable sizing, electrical calculations, electrical standards, electrical design, electrical protection, circuit breakers, MV/LV substations, earthing schemes, electromagnetic compatibility, power factor correction, harmonics, overvoltage protection, and more.

Contents include

General rules of electrical installation design

Connection to the MV utility distribution network

Connection to the LV utility distribution network

MV and LV architecture selection guide for buildings

LV distribution Protection against electric shocks and electric fires
Sizing and protection of conductors

LV switchgear: functions and selection Overvoltage protection
Energy efficiency in electrical distribution

Power factor correction Power harmonics management
Characteristics of particular sources and loads

PhotoVoltaic (PV) installation Residential and other special locations
ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Measurement

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