EICR London, formerly the IEE Wiring Rule, was first published in 1882 and then 17 more times. Incorporating many changes in the process. The 18th edition, first published in 2018, underwent a second major revision in 2022. With subtle and important changes to recognize the ever-changing nature of electrical systems and how they are use.
The final version for 2022 has not yet been release, so the following is an inform. Summary published by the Institute of Engineering Technology and is subject to change. The biggest change is the introduction of EICR London, specifically Low Voltage Electrical Equipment in Chapter 82 Prosumer. This includes energy efficiency measures, interfaces with smart grids, energy consumption management, management of renewable energy sources and energy storage.
Importance of EICR London
This is an important change, many new concepts has introduce. And the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is just one of them. Consumers are consumers and suppliers, and many domestic. Commercial or industrial installations consume electricity. But through means such as solar power, wind turbines and CHP plants. It can also be manufacture. And also recognizes advances in energy storage technology and attempts to address issues related to exporting DNO systems. It can also store locally if energy is cheaper.
The EICR London has modify to meet the additional complexity of electricity supply consumers. Particularly in relation to grounding. A “base ground” requirement has introduce to prepare for the provision of a suitable. Earth electrode for EICR not connected to the LV public supply network.
An electrical installation condition report is consider, for example. When many individual houses agree to group their interests. And share their supply from their own renewable energy sources with their neighbors. Each homeowner can install a private renewable energy source. It can supply both to private electrical installations and to a group of private electrical installations. The three modes of operation considered for EICR Certification are the same as for individual and collective EICR.
EICR London and Arc Flash
The 18th edition introduced the Arc Fault Detection Device (AFDD). This is a relatively new concept in Britain and Europe, but a common view among American cousins. Often similar in appearance to an RCD and may have built-in RCCB protection. The installation of AFDDs is a recommendation, not a requirement. This is now a requirement and may widen the range of places where such devices must install. But in some schemes the omission may permit. The need to provide basic disability protection remains essential. Part 7, certain aspects of special installations or installations are regulate. To prevent installation of AFDDs in special circuits and equipment.
Thermal effect, overvoltage
Revising the requirements for protection against exposure to heat. Clarifying the need to protect people, livestock and property from fires. Burns and overheating of electrical equipment and to take precautions in the presence of specific fire risks. This created a new requirement for documenting the building’s fire protection design. There are changes in the requirements for escape routes and there is a new concept of “protected escape routes”.
The surge protection requirements has rewritten, and temporary surge protection is require. If there is a risk of serious injury or loss of life. Or if there is a possibility of significant financial or data loss. This requires a risk assessment in most cases other than single-family homes. Additional conditions may be specified if the circuit may cause overvoltage.
How does Fix 2 affect the current 18th edition qualifications?
The EICR London impact of 2023 on the exam series. When the changes will reflect in the exam questions and how it will perceive. There is currently no information on whether anyone with an existing. 18th edition certificate will need to retake the 2382 exam. However, given the introduction of Part 8 and changes to the AFDD. It is likely that specialty facilities will make this a requirement sooner. This adds to the fact that Amendment 1 of 2021. Which introduced section 722 in relation to electric vehicle charging equipment. Was absorb into the test scheme without the need for a new qualification.
Amendments to electrical installation condition reports is require because electrical system use has changed significantly and may continue to change. EICR London shows the changes needed to keep the electrical system and supplies safe.