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According to IEC International Standards

The Electrical Installation Guide is a single document covering the techniques, regulations and standards related to electrical installations. It is intended for electrical professionals in companies, design offices, inspection organisations, etc.

Electrical Installation Guide - Schneider Electric
Electrical Installation Guide – Schneider Electric

This Technical Guide is aimed at professional users and is only intended to provide them guidelines for the defnition of an industrial, tertiary or domestic electrical installation. Information and guidelines contained in this Guide are provided AS IS.

The purpose of this guide is to facilitate the implementation of International installation standards for designers and contractors, but in all cases the original text of International or local standards in force shall prevail.

This new edition has been published to take into account changes in techniques, standards and regulations, in particular electrical installation standard IEC 60364.We thank all the readers of the previous edition of this guide for their comments that have helped improve the current edition.

What’s new in version 2015

  • Updated list of relevant IEC standards.
    For example, the new standard IEC60364-8-1 “Low-voltage electrical installations – Part 8-1: Energy efficiency” published in October 2014
  • New content about LED lighting: characteristics and particular constraints of LED luminaires, selection tables to choose the proper circuit-breakers and relays
  • New content about Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDD), as defined by new IEC 62606 (2013) and updated IEC60364-4-42 (November 2014)
  • “Connection to the MV utility distribution network” chapter completely re-written and updated, with more detailed information about protection in electrical installations, including the introduction of service continuity classes.
  • “MV and LV architecture selection guide for buildings” chapter partly re-written and including a description of the barycentre method, recommended by the new IEC 60364-8-1, to select the optimal location for the transformers and switchboards
  • New content about the selection of busways (busbar trunking systems) in presence of harmonics
  • Updated Energy Management architectures

Schneider Electric also thank the many people and organisations, to numerous to name here, who have contributed in one way or another to the preparation of this guide.

This guide has been written for electrical Engineers who have to design, realize, inspect or maintain electrical installations in compliance with international Standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Complete study

The aim of the present guide is to provide a clear, practical and step-by-step explanation for the complete study of an electrical installation, according to IEC 60364 and other relevant IEC Standards.

General contents

  • Connection to the MV utility distribution network
  • Connection to the LV utility distribution network
  • MV & LV architecture selection guide
  • LV Distribution
  • Protection against electric shocks
  • Sizing and protection of conductors
  • LV switchgear: functions & selection
  • Overvoltage protection
  • Energy Efficiency in electrical distribution
  • Power factor correction
  • Harmonic management
  • Characteristics of particular sources and loads
  • Photovoltaic Installations
  • Residential and other special locations
  • EMC guidelines

Therefore, the frst chapter (B) presents the methodology to be used, and each chapter deals with one out of the eight steps of the study. The two last chapter are devoted to particular supply sources, loads and locations, and appendix provides additional information.

Special attention must be paid to the EMC appendix, which is based on the broad and practical experience on electromagnetic compatibility problems.

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    Apr 30, 2020

    Very useful guide for all Electrical Engineers.

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    Jan 31, 2020

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    May 23, 2018

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    Oct 08, 2015

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    Sep 08, 2015

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    Sep 07, 2015

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    Aug 30, 2015

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    Aug 23, 2015

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    • Edvard
      Aug 23, 2015

      Why? Have you downloaded this guide?

  10. Mario Tovar MBA
    Apr 22, 2015

    It is very interesting but I have a need for more detailed information on retrofiting actual CFL and Fluorescent buildings lighting with LEDs so what criteria we need to resize the breackers for the new low consumption and higher inrush current? harmonics? utilization?

  11. George g.
    Feb 17, 2015

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  13. George Matukuta
    Jan 16, 2015

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  14. venugopal
    Jan 14, 2015

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    Jan 12, 2015

    The only unifying factor of the members of the Electrical/Electrical Engineering family is the loyalty we oblige to the supremacy of the rules, regulations, codes and standards as specified by the IEC. Such a 2015 guidelines therefore is worth embracing. May I wish the originators of such project more kudos and God’s blessings.

    • Edvard
      Jan 12, 2015

      Well said! Schneider Electric has done extremely good job with EIG 2015 and earlier versions as well. It’s a god thing that they will keep on working on it in the future.

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    Jan 11, 2015

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    Jun 26, 2014

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  18. Jurg Human
    Jan 13, 2014

    I think that it is of great importance that our fellow young engineers learn that the basic principles still apply and it is important to consult the old literature as all the rules still apply,this is what built your computer after all.So never trust what you see in the program,as it was not written by yourself and always test what is given to you.

  19. ndangi
    Jun 12, 2013

    pls may anyone help and tell me the technics of disigning control and power ccts for motors

  20. annas qureshi
    Mar 31, 2013

    hey Edvard plz upload research papers regarding Electrical power engineering

    Jun 26, 2012

    Excellent information materials, I work in engineering research and when it comes to performing work that requires multidisciplinary group of engineers from different areas assigned to the job, know what it is. This information is necessary for any engineer

  22. osky
    Apr 30, 2012

    Tnx Edvard for this site, and for ur unselfish sharing of ur knowledge. topics are really informative. kep it up Sir, God Bless

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    Apr 02, 2012

    Thank you for sharing your very useful materials..
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    Mar 06, 2012

    Thanks Edvard, will think of how to keep on improving EEP site and invite many engineering students.

    • Edvard
      Mar 06, 2012

      You’re welcome Douglas, as well as all others here! If you have something on your mind how to improve EEP, I’m all ears :) Share with me and others, either here, or maybe better on LinkedIn or Facebook page. Li and FB page links are on the right of menu in header of site.

      Looking forward for your ideas!

      Thanks again to all of you!

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  27. ivan
    Aug 01, 2011

    Hi There,
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    • Edvard
      Aug 01, 2011

      Thank you very much for the compliments Ivan! If you have any suggestions or interesting ideas on improving EEP quality, feel free to write it down here!


      • ndangi
        Jun 12, 2013

        hie, can u pls update the page. i want to knw more about the cct designs and my exam is just around the corner

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