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Conseil © SchneiderElectricAll rights reserved for all the countriesThis technical guide is the result ofa collective effort.Technical advisor:Serge VolutDesign/Technical content:Guy Satre-DuplessisIllustrations and production:AXESS - Valence -FrancePrinting:Les Deux Ponts - FranceSecond editionMarch 2005The Electrical Installation Guide is a single document covering thetechniques, regulations and standards related to electrical installations.Itis intended for electrical professionals in companies, design offices,inspection organisations, etc.Electrical equipment should be serviced only by qualified electricalmaintenance personnel, and this document should not be viewed assufficient instructions for those who are not otherwise qualified to operate,service or maintain the equipment discussed. Although reasonable carehas been taken to provide accurate and authoritative information in thisdocument, no responsibility is assumed by Schneider Electric for anyconsequences arising from the use of this material.This new edition has been published to take into account changes intechniques, standards and regulations, in particular electrical installationstandard IEC60364.We thank all the readers of the previous edition of this guide for theircomments that have helped improve the current edition.We also thank the many people and organisations, to numerous to namehere, who have contributed in one way or another to the preparation ofthis guide.This guide has been written for electrical Engineers who have to design,realize, inspect or maintain electrical installations in compliance withinternational Standards of the International ElectrotechnicalCommission(IEC).
Which technical solution will guarantee that all relevant safety rules aremet?
This question has been a permanent guideline for the elaboration ofthis document.An international Standard such as the IEC60364
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specifies extensively the rules to comply with to ensure safetyand predicted operational characteristics for all types of electricalinstallations. As the Standard must be extensive, and has to be applicableto all types of products and the technical solutions in use worldwide, thetext of the IEC rules is complex, and not presented in a ready-to-useorder. The Standard cannot therefore be considered as a workinghandbook, but only as a reference document.The aim of the present guide is to provide a clear, practical and step-by-step explanation for the complete study of an electrical installation,according to IEC 60364 and other relevant IEC Standards. Therefore, thefirst chapter (B) presents the methodology to be used, and each chapterdeals with one out of the eight steps of the study. The two last chapter aredevoted to particular supply sources, loads and locations, and appendixprovides additional information. Special attention must be paid to theEMCappendix, which is based on the broad and practical experience onelectromagnetic compatibility problems.We all hope that you, the user, will find this handbook genuinely helpful.
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