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Surge Protection to BS7671 Unit 5: BS 7671 Regulations on Surge Protection - Part A

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Unit overview

BS 7671 contains seven parts and 17 Appendices, each part will be examined in the subsequent units in greater details. The aim of this unit is to introduce to you the relevant regulations in Part 1 and Part 3 that should be considered in surge protection applications.

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Mr Robin Earl, Market Development Manager, DEHN (UK) Ltd. 

Robin has over twenty years’ experience of the field surge protection, originally trained by DEHN and SOHNE prior to the establishment of the DEHN UK Office. He is currently serving in BS7671 JPEL64 subcommittee D on Surge Protection and Foundation Earthing. He has presented many CPD seminars on Surge Protection and Lightning protection to IET and CIBSE members.


Dr Tony Sung, Director, Energy Reduction Management Ltd

Tony is an independent Chartered Energy and Electrical Engineering Consultant. Tony was the course tutor for the MEng(Hons) degree course in Architectural Science and Engineering Services at Manchester University. He has given lectures in Lightning and Surge Protection to BEng(Hons), MEng(Hons) and MSc students in UK and Overseas universities. He is currently the Chairman of CIBSE Electrical Services Group and representing CIBSE on BS7671 the main JPEL64 committee. He is also External Examiner to the University of Northampton.

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What you will learn
At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

1. Understand BS 7671 Part 1 gives over-arching requirements of safety that are performance based
2. Understand the need for good worksmanships, proper materials and compliance with equipment standards to be used
3. Understand the need for the electrical installation to be inspected and tested to claim compliance with BS 7671
4. Understand the need for assessment of the characteristics of the source of energy and compatibility of equipment within the electrical installation
Who should learn
The course will be useful for those who are involved with the design, installation, inspection, certification and approval/review of a non-complex electrical installation meeting BS7671 requirements for surge protection.
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