Managing the BS safety standard in electrical installations?
BS 7671 standard
BS 7671 is a British Standard that sets out the requirements for electrical installations in the United Kingdom. It is also known as the Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations.
This standard defines the rules and requirements for the design, installation, inspection and maintenance of electrical installations, with the aim of guaranteeing the safety of people and equipment.
BS 7671 is regularly updated to reflect developments in electrical safety technology, best practice and legal requirements. Electricians, designers and installers of electrical installations in the UK must comply with this standard to ensure the safety and compliance of their installations.
The assurance of a BS compliant installation with elec calc™ software.
The calculation methods used in elec calc™ are based on the requirements for safety of life and property as defined in BS 7671. The software takes into account overcurrent and short-circuit protection, and cable sizing based on the power balance established in real time from the installation’s single-line diagram. The software also takes into account installation methods and all associated checks.
An additional DC (direct current) module for low-voltage installations (up to 1.500V) is available. It meets the needs of sizing auxiliary networks (control command) and distributing sockets and/or lighting.
elec calc™ enables Arc Flash analyses to be processed using an add-on module. Based on the operating scenarios described in a project and the data calculated by elec calc™, this module determines the incident energies and protection distances in accordance with the IEEE 1584-2018 guide. It can be used to produce labels to be affixed to the equipment concerned.