OF BUILDINGS, ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
The of is very vital such that safety measures have to be put in place to avoid problems that can cause fire hazards as about 90% of fire outbreaks in buildings have been attributed to wrong and wiring in the , hence it is a necessity to have a very high consideration when planning to a . There may be more classified methods of in buildings but the popular methods among them are:
THE CONDUIT OR INTERNAL and THE SURFACE OR EXTERNAL
1) THE CONDUIT OR INTERNAL :
This is the process of in which the are buried either beneath the soil, concrete, , woods or even the ceramics & . The purpose behind this method is to hide the from the view and contact of the people around thereby ensuring the safety of individuals from the of live which has decreased the rate of electric shocks in houses. Almost all the modern uses this method of and wiring the reason is just because of its advantage over the surface wiring. The is one of the popular methods of because of its neat appearance after the whole wiring has been done, it also helps the to be properly arranged in order to trace easily and avoid sparks due to partial of the .
The process involves the use of special PVC pipes made with a thermoset-(a type of plastic that does not melt easily but rather burns without flame when exposed to very high heat) this plastic pipes have fixing joint heads located at its ends hence making it easy to fix together. The are inserted inside the pipes according to the engineer’s specification some of the pipes can have two or more in it while some can carry only one everything depends on the owner economic plan and the engineer’s specification. The pipes will be fixed together in such a way that its length covers the length the will through, hence having the inside the pipes only the pipes will be visible which is to be covered or buried or inserted in any wall or place the main supposed to in the surface wiring. The major place of application of this type of wiring is in the domestic buildings and some less busy commercial .
THE ADVANTATAGE OF :
It make the house neat and the invisible.
It reduces rate of electric shock.
The are properly arranged which reduces partial .
It provides safety for occupants of a by reducing with live .
THE DISADVANTAGE OF
It is more costly than surface wiring.
It consumes more than surface wiring.
When there is electric of any of the , it will be difficult to ratify the .
In the case of wrong wiring it will be difficult and will cost more to re-wire again.
can make the ground or walls to start shocking if water or liquid enter any of those places thereby creating electric contact from the live .
2) THE SURFACE OR EXTERNAL :
This method is vast in the sense that many styles are used depending on what the engineer wants to achieve, some of the surface wiring uses PVC pipes but in a square shape rather than the round type use in the conduit wiring method while some except the Clips use in the pinning of the wires to the wall in places the wire is to pass through. Hence, it is mostly used in wooden or concrete walls where it can easily be clipped to the wall. Surface wiring is more economical when compared to but has its limitations, advantages and disadvantages. Most busy and commercial places use this method because of its easy method of ratifying electric .
THE PROCESS IN SURFACE OR EXTERNAL :
The process involves the use of clips to fix the directly on the surface of the walls, while the style that uses square pipes are done by fixing the pipes to the walls and inserting the into it then using the pipes’ cover to cover the .
THE ADVANTAGES OF SURFACE WIRING:
It makes the ratification of electric easier.
It is cheaper than conduit method.
It consumes less .
Wiring and re-wiring can be done with ease.
The visibility of the make it easy to know when there are electric sparks.
THE DISADVANTAGE OF SURFACE WIRING:
It is less safe to people within the area as contact to live is possible.
It can cause sparks more frequent than the conduct method.
It makes the wiring looks rough as the are scattered or visible in almost everywhere.
It has higher percentage of causing fire breakout due to sparks when compared to conduit method.
Originally posted 2017-07-15 02:19:57.
A mechanical engineer and an NDT inspector by profession. However, I love blogging and sharing of knowledge for human intellectual development, especially relating to engineering fields, environment, and science trending updates. “Engineeringall.com” is a platform for any individual with similar passion, to do so; use the “PUBLISH YOUR ARTICLE” page at the MENU to share your personal ideas, researched knowledge, or discovered incidents, etc.to those in the engineering & & the general online communities across the globe. If you love this post please share using the social buttons below.