Electrical Distribution

Wednesday, July 29

It is useful for both electrical and nonelectrical engineers to understand basic features when selecting, specifying and applying electrical distribution systems.

To narrow the broad scope of electrical distribution, this discussion will focus on practical considerations for specifying electrical distribution systems. The discussion will focus on common low-voltage 480/120-volt electrical distribution equipment encountered in most facilities and will touch on medium-voltage equipment. Also, basic considerations for rooms housing these pieces of electrical equipment will be highlighted.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand basic features when selecting and specifying electrical distribution equipment.
  • Know how much current to apply to various equipment, such as circuit breakers.
  • Glean a basic understanding of panelboards, transformers and other electrical equipment.
  • Understand basic room and space requirements for the electrical equipment.