Electrical Installation and Illumination
Electricity is the most important energy source in modern buildings. Almost all building services systems cannot operate without electricity. In this chapter, a brief description is made on the supply of electrical power right from the generating plants down to the final circuits inside individual rooms of a building. Various safety concepts in electrical installation practices are included. Electric power quality, in particular power harmonics, has become a very hot topic in modern electrical services and an introduction to this issue is made here. In addition, some basic knowledge in illumination engineering have been included at the end of this chapter.
KeywordsPower Factor Circuit Breaker Total Harmonic Distortion Luminous Flux Overhead Line
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