Commercial and industrial buildings contain a number of electrical systems and serious thought has to be put into the design and implementation of such systems. These electrical plans include specific electrical designs and proper documentation to verify that the design agrees with all required building codes.

An electrical design goes through several important stages of development. The designer must first understand the scope of the project. After this, the electrical designer defines and designs each component to recognized industry standard. Lastly, these individual components are compiled to form the final presentation for the design. These individual components include specialized machinery, general office areas, and power distribution equipment.


General Electrical Requirement

General electrical requirement should be defined first on any electrical design project. General electrical requirement are items such as the 120 volts general purpose receptacle outlets located throughout the commercial or industrial building. The purposes of these receptacles are usually not specifically defined to serve any particular load but rather are for general use such as standard wall receptacles and desktop computer equipment with no special electrical requirement.

Specialized Electrical Requirement

Now, this is where things get a little more serious. Since industrial and commercial buildings have certain special services that they render or product that they sell, they are bound to have electrical equipment with the special electrical requirement. This equipment may be of the following types

  • Computers and/or network servers
  • Photocopiers
  • Microwave ovens and other lunchroom appliances
  • Vending machines

Because of their electrical load requirement, this pieces of equipment may require individual circuitry and special grounding methods.

Lighting Systems

Owing to their complexity, lighting systems are the part of the design process that generally requires the greatest amount of time to develop. These systems include all the lighting fixtures and their controls. Lighting systems have very detailed requirement with a couple of factors to be considered. These factors include the use of each room or compartment in the building ass this will determine the amount of light intensity needed in the room or compartment which will further determine the number of fixtures needed in the room. Also, the height of the light from the work plane will be determined by the work done in the room. An acceptable temperature limit in the room is also something to be considered when determining a number of light fixtures.

Distribution Systems

An electrical distribution system is the installed equipment that provides for the distribution of electrical wiring throughout the facility, it includes the main switchboard which receives the power source from the serving utility and the entire associated component. Part of the process of designing the distribution systems is the calculating the facility’s amperage load and short circuit values these calculations determine the total electrical demand requirement of the facility based on the individual parts of the distribution system.

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