We’ve drawn up a list of things to consider when setting up your electrical network.
- Cost of wiring: The initial cost of the wiring system to be chosen or selected is one of the paramount factors to be considered. It should be economical and safe.
- Durability: When making choices for wiring system, the wiring type should be durable (long lasting) and should also be of proper specifications and in accordance with assessed life and type of building to be wired. You should not carry out cleat wiring for a permanent building because cleat wiring is suitable for temporary buildings only. Any wiring should withstand wear and tear that may result due to unfavorable weather. The cables used should be able to carry maximum current without overheating.
- Permanency: The wiring should not deteriorate by the action of weather, fumes, dampness etc. the cables should be resistant to harsh weather and chemical attacks.
- Accessibility: Facilities used in the wiring should be available (within range) and accessible when the need for alteration, extension or renewal arises.
- Appearance: The wiring should provide a good look after its installation. If cleat or casing – capping wiring is used in a modern building, it will spoil the outlook of that building. Conduit wiring is preferred mostly for modern buildings except that it’s expensive. PVC wiring system is also good for modern buildings. PVC wiring is very popular.
- Mechanical Protection: The wiring should be protected from mechanical damage during its use.
- Safety: When it comes to wiring, safety is one of the most paramount factors to be considered because electrocution is one thing you won’t have the time to give it a second thought. Where there is possibility of fire hazard, conduit wiring should be used.
- Maintenance Cost: Wiring system employed should have low maintenance cost.
- Load: The types of loads consuming the electrical energy in a building will determine the kinds of cables to be used. You cannot use a cable with small diameter for heavy loads. The cables will damage. Voltage to be employed and fire hazard and insurance standards should also be kept in mind in case of large factories.
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