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8th Edition

Electrical Installation Calculations: Advanced

ISBN 9780415810036
Published November 8, 2013 by Routledge
248 Pages 93 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

All the essential calculations required for advanced electrical installation work

The Electrical Installation Calculations series has proved an invaluable reference for over forty years, for both apprentices and professional electrical installation engineers alike. The book provides a step-by-step guide to the successful application of electrical installation calculations required in day-to-day electrical engineering practice

  • A step-by-step guide to everyday calculations used on the job
  • An essential aid to the City & Guilds certificates at Levels 2 and 3
  • For apprentices and electrical installation engineers

Now in its eighth edition, this book is in line with the amendments to the 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2008) and references the material covered in the Wiring Regulations throughout. The content also meets the requirements of the latest Level 3 Diploma qualifications from City & Guilds (including the 2365 and 2357). Essential calculations which may not necessarily feature as part of the requirements of the syllabus are retained for electrical installation engineers and students wishing to progress to higher levels of study.

Key terms are explained in a glossary section and worked examples and exercises are included throughout the text. A complete question and answer section is included at the back of the book to enable readers to check their understanding of the calculations presented.

Table of Contents

Preface,  Use of Calculators,  Simple transposition of formulae,  SI Units,  Conductor colour identification,  Alternating current circuit calculations,  Waveform and phasor representation of alternating currents and voltages,  Parallel circuits involving resistance, inductance and capacitance,  Power factor improvement,  Three phase circuit calculations,  Voltmeters and ammeters: changing the use and extending the range,  Alternating current motors,  Application of diversity factors,  Cable selection,  Lighting calculations,  Mechanics,  Miscellaneous examples,  Photovoltaic calculations,  Formulae,  Glossary,  Answers to Exercises,  Additional questions and answers

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Chris Kitcher is an Electrical Installations lecturer at Central Sussex College, author of the bestselling Practical Guide to Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations and has 49 years of experience in the electrical industry.


"A very useful study aid, the book is ideal for those who have become a little rusty with their calculations and need to remind themselves of the basics." Amazon.co.uk customer review