The 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations is here.
Published on 1st July 2018, for the moment you can use either the 17th or 18th Edition regulations, but from the 1st January 2019 the new regulations must be used in all designs and installations.
The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations presents some new opportunities for the industry from the changes. These provide further safety measures for installers to provide for their customers as well as a focus on energy efficiency.
Here at Electrium we're putting together a host of content that will give you insight on the latest changes. We’ll be looking closely at Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDDs), Surge Protection and RCD's.
This area is here for information purposes. Designers and installers should obtain their own copy of BS7671:2018 and follow the requirements and recommendations in the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations.
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The latest edition to the wiring regulations, the 18th Edition, has brought about changes which will affect what you do.
We've put together some of the key changes that you need to know. Get some insight from the boxes below.
AFDDs are a new addition to the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations and have been included to provide protection against arc faults that can lead to electrically ignited fires. Arc Fault Detection Devices have been recommended for this purpose. There are requirements within the 18th Edition to protect against arching and burning, insulation faults, arcs, sparks and high temperature particles.
Why Arc Fault Detection Devices?
It's an important part of your next installation and can provide further safety to your clients.
Watch our demonstration video below on how Arc Fault Detection Devices work.
We've also gone into further detail to explain why AFDDs can benefit your next project and why should you be wary of arcing in our feature below.
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Within the 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations, the requirements of surge protection were determined through risk assessment methods.
Now, overvoltage protection must be provided in certain circumstances. For example, where there is risk of serious injury, where there is a risk of loss of human life or a large number of co-located individuals are affected, where there is an interruption to public services and where there is an interruption to commercial or industrial activity. Other requirements are contained in 443.4
For circumstances where overvoltage protection is not required, a risk assessment can be carried out. If a risk assessment is not carried out, overvoltage protection must be provided.
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The 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations will change how you carry out domestic installations with consumer units.
One of our leading brands, Wylex, has put together a FREE guide to help you when installing consumer units for the 18th Edition.
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