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Raising the electrical safety of existing residential buildings

  • Reference

    9982095_02-08-17A_EN

  • Type

    White paper

  • Languages

    English

  • Date

    09/02/2017

  • Version

    1.0

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  • Reference

    9982095_02-08-17A_EN

  • Type

    White paper

  • Languages

    English

  • Date

    09/02/2017

  • Version

    1.0

Description:

Electrical risks in new single- and multi-family residential buildings are adequately covered by installation and product standards that target the four main risks: overcurrent, electric shock, overvoltage, and arc faults. However, standards are focused on new installations only, representing less than 1% total number of buildings each year. To raise the safety level of existing buildings, fundamental safety principles can be used.

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Description:

Electrical risks in new single- and multi-family residential buildings are adequately covered by installation and product standards that target the four main risks: overcurrent, electric shock, overvoltage, and arc faults. However, standards are focused on new installations only, representing less than 1% total number of buildings each year. To raise the safety level of existing buildings, fundamental safety principles can be used.

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