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AS/NZS 3018-1997 electrical installations - domestic installations

Standard Number:  AS/NZS 3018-1997
Title:  electrical installations - domestic installations
Language:  English
Replacing Standard:  DR 95227

Status:  Withdrawn
Publisher:  Australia Standards(AS)
Price:  
Number of Pages:57  

Preface:   
Description:Specifies requirements for the installation of electrical equipment and the testing of the completed installation in single domestic premises. The requirements and methods are consistent with AS 3000 and reflect common practices. Installations carried out in accordance with these requirements are considered as complying with AS 3000. A number of illustrations have been included to clarify the requirements.  
Catalog:Document Contents
AS/NZS 3018:1997 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS-DOMESTIC INSTALLATIONS
PREFACE
CONTENTS
SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
1.1 SCOPE
1.2 APPLICATION
1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
1.4 OTHER REQUIREMENTS
1.5 DEFINITIONS
1.6 ARRANGEMENT
SECTION 2 SUPPLY AUTHORITY REQUIREMENTS
2.1 GENERAL
2.2 METHODS OF SUPPLY
2.2.1 General
2.2.2 Overhead supply
2.2.3 Underground supply
2.3 METERING EQUIPMENT
SECTION 3 CONSUMERS MAINS
3.1 GENERAL
3.2 CABLE TYPES
3.3 ASSUMED CONDITIONS
3.3.1 Grouping
3.3.2 Installation conditions
3.3.3 Voltage drop
3.3.4 Ambient temperature
3.3.5 Unprotected consumers mains
3.4 IDENTIFICATION
3.5 MINIMUM CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITY
3.6 MAXIMUM DEMAND
3.6.1 General
3.6.2 Limitation of maximum demand by circuit-breaker
3.7 CABLE SELECTION
SECTION 4 SWITCHBOARDS AND SWITCHGEAR
4.1 GENERAL
4.2 SWITCHBOARDS
4.2.1 Construction
4.2.2 Location
4.2.3 Wiring
4.2.4 Marking
4.3 MAIN SWITCHES
4.3.1 Control
4.3.2 Minimum current rating
4.3.3 Identification of main switches
4.4 CIRCUIT PROTECTIVE DEVICES
4.4.1 General
4.4.2 Overcurrent protection
4.4.3 Earth leakage current protection
4.4.4 Orientation of circuit protective devices
SECTION 5 EARTHING AND EQUIPOTENTIAL BONDING
5.1 GENERAL
5.2 EARTH ELECTRODE
5.3 MAIN EARTHING CONDUCTORS
5.4 MEN CONNECTION
5.5 PROTECTIVE EARTHING CONDUCTORS
5.6 EQUIPOTENTIAL BONDING CONDUCTORS
5.7 INSTALLATION
SECTION 6 CIRCUIT WIRING
6.1 GENERAL
6.2 TYPE
6.3 INSTALLATION METHODS
6.3.1 General
6.3.2 Underground wiring
6.4 BULK THERMAL INSULATION
6.4.1 Effect of bulk thermal insulation
6.4.2 Completely surrounded by thermal insulation
6.4.3 Partially surrounded by thermal insulation
6.4.4 Materials
6.5 DISTINGUISHING COLOURS OF CABLES
6.6 FINAL SUBCIRCUITS
6.6.1 Minimum conductor size
6.6.2 Number of final subcircuits for GPOs
6.6.3 Separate final subcircuits required
6.6.4 Maximum number of points per single purpose final subcircuit
6.6.5 Maximum number of points per mixed final subcircuit
6.6.6 RCD protection
6.6.7 Voltage drop
6.7 NON-METALLIC CONDUIT
SECTION 7 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT
7.1 GENERAL
7.2 PREVENTION OF CONTACT BETWEEN LIVE PARTS AND CONDUCTIVE BUILDING MATERIALS
7.3 SWITCHES AND CEILING ROSES
7.4 MOUNTING OF ACCESSORIES
7.5 ACCESS TO EQUIPMENT IN ENCLOSED OR RESTRICTED SPACES 7.5.1 General
7.5.1 General
7.5.2 Bodily access
7.5.3 Below floors
7.6 LAMPS AND LUMINAIRES NEAR THERMAL INSULATING MATERIAL
7.7 SOCKET-OUTLETS
7.7.1 Mounting
7.7.2 Polarization
7.8 CONNECTION OF FIXED AND STATIONARY APPLIANCES
7.9 ROOM HEATERS AND ELECTRIC HEATING CABLE SYSTEMS
7.9.1 General
7.9.2 Control switch
7.9.3 Marking of an electric heating cable system
7.10 WATER HEATERS
7.11 DAMP SITUATIONS
7.11.1 Accessories -Common requirements in all damp situations
7.11.2 Fixed appliances-Common requirements in all damp situations
7.11.3 Restricted zones near baths, showers and other fixed water containers
7.11.4 Socket-outlets
7.11.5 Switches
7.11.6 Lampholders and luminaires
SECTION 8 SWIMMING AND SPA POOLS
8.1 GENERAL
8.2 DEFINITIONS
8.3 WIRING SYSTEMS
8.3.1 General
8.3.2 Underground wiring
8.3.3 Joints incables
8.3.4 Flexible cords
8.3.5 Wiring systems above the pool zone
8.4 ACCESSORIES
8.4.1 Enclosure requirements
8.4.2 Socket-outlets installed for the connection of pool equipment
8.4.3 Other socket-outlets
8.4.4 Additional requirements for New Zealand
8.5 APPLIANCES
8.5.1 Construction
8.5.2 Supply
8.6 LUMINAIRES
8.6.1 Underwater luminaires
8.6.2 Luminaires and lampholders installed within or above the pool zone
8.7 EARTHING AND BONDING
8.7.1 Elimination of voltage gradients
8.7.2 Equipotential bonding
8.7.3 Earthing and bonding conductors
SECTION 9 TESTING
9.1 GENERAL
9.2 REQUIRED TESTS
9.3 RESISTANCE OF THE EARTHING SYSTEM
9.4 RESISTANCE OF EQUIPOTENTIAL BONDING SYSTEMS
9.5 REQUIRED CHECKS AND TESTS
APPENDIX A - DEFINITIONS
A1 DEFINITIONS AND NOMENCLATURE
A1.1 General
A1.2 Accessible, readily
A1.3 Accessory
A1.4 Active (or active conductor)
A1.5 Aerial conductor
A1.6 Aerial conductor, insulated
A1.7 Appliance
A1.8 Appliance, fixed
A1.9 Appliance, portable
A1.10 Appliance, stationary
A1.11 Cable
A1.12 Cable core
A1.13 Cable, flexible
A1.14 Cable, sheathed
A1.15 Circuit-breaker
A1.16 Conductor
A1.17 Consumers mains
A1.18 Consumers terminals (point of supply)
A1.19 Cord, flexible
A1.20 Current, overload
A1.21 Current, short-circuit
A1.22 Damp situation
A1.23 Earthed
A1.24 Earthed situation
A1.25 Earthing conductor
A1.26 Earthing system
A1.27 Enclosure
A1.28 Equipment
A1.29 Exposed metal
A1.30 Installation
A1.31 Installation, domestic
A1.32 Insulated
A1.33 Insulation, double
A1.34 Lampholder, all-insulated
A1.35 Live
A1.36 Luminaire (lighting fitting)
A1.37 Multiphase
A1.38 Multiple earthed neutral (MEN) system
A1.39 Neutral (neutral conductor or mid-wire)
A1.40 Non-hygroscopic
A1.41 Outlet, general purpose (GPO)
A1.42 Overcurrent
A1.43 Plug
A1.44 Point (in wiring)
A1.45 Point of attachment
A1.46 Point of entry
A1.47 Residual current device (RCD)
A1.48 Service protection device
A1.49 Service line
A1.50 Service cable, underground
A1.51 Socket-outlet
A1.52 Subcircuit, final
A1.53 Submains
A1.54 Supply authority
A1.55 Switchboard
A1.56 Switchboard, main
A1.57 Switchgear, self-contained
A1.58 Switch, multipole
A1.59 Switch, single-pole
A1.60 Track system
A1.61 Voltage
A1.62 Wiring enclosure
A1.63 Wiring, fixed
A1.64 Wiring, underground
APPENDIX B - TYPICAL MAXIMUM DEMAND CALCULATIONS
APPENDIX C - MIXED FINAL SUBCIRCUIT
C1 NUMBER OF POINTS PER FINAL SUBCIRCUIT
C2 SAMPLE CALCULATION
INDEX
  
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