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About the book:
Place of Publication: United Kingdom;
Pages: 111 pages;
Size: 1 Mb;
Author: Brian Scaddan;
First Published: 2019;
This popular guide clarifies the requirements for inspection and testing, explaining in clear language those parts of the IET Wiring Regulations that most need simplifying. In addition to the descriptive and diagrammatic test methods that are required, explanations of the theory and reasoning behind test procedures are given, together with useful tables for the comparison of test results.
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.
With the content suitable for both City & Guilds and EAL Inspection and Testing courses and containing a sample MCQ paper and answers, it is also an ideal revision guide.
- Fully up to date with the latest amendments to the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations.
- Simplifies the advice found in the Wiring Regulations, explaining how they apply to working practice for inspection, testing and certification.
- Expert advice from an engineering training consultant, supported with colour diagrams, examples and key data.
CHAPTER 1 An Overview
Statutory and Non-Statutory Regulations
Electrical Systems and Equipment
The Building Regulations Part ‘P’
CHAPTER 2 Initial Verification
Circumstances Which Require an Initial Verification
General Reasons for Initial Verification
Documentation Required and to be Completed
Sequence of Tests
CHAPTER 3 Testing Continuity of Protective Conductors
CHAPTER 4 Testing Continuity of Ring Final Circuit Conductors
CHAPTER 5 Testing Insulation Resistance (Insulation Resistance Tester)
CHAPTER 6 Special Tests
Protection by Barriers or Enclosures
Protection by Non-Conducting Location
CHAPTER 7 Testing Polarity (Low-Resistance Ohmmeter)
CHAPTER 8 Testing Earth Electrode Resistance (Earth Electrode
Resistance Tester or Loop Impedance Testers)
Method 1: Protection by Overcurrent Device
Method 2: Protection by a Residual Current Device
CHAPTER 9 Testing Earth Fault Loop Impedance (Earth Fault Loop
External Loop Impedance Ze
CHAPTER 10 Additional Protection (RCD Tester)
Requirements for RCD Protection
CHAPTER 11 Prospective Fault Current (PFC/PSCC Tester)
CHAPTER 12 Check of Phase Sequence (Phase Sequence Indicator)
CHAPTER 13 Functional Testing
CHAPTER 14 Voltage Drop (Approved Voltmeter)
CHAPTER 15 Periodic Inspection
Periodic Inspection and Testing
Circumstances Which Require a Periodic Inspection and Testing
General Reasons for a Periodic Inspection and Test
General Areas of Investigation
Documentation to be Completed
Sequence of Tests
CHAPTER 16 Certification
Electrical Installation Certificate
Electrical Installation Condition Report
Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate
Contents of a Typical Schedule of Test Results
Schedule of Inspections (as per BS 7671)
APPENDIX 1 Sample MCQ Paper and Answers