Higher Education

Electrical Wiring Commercial, 14th Edition

  • Ray C. Mullin University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Colorado State University
  • Phil Simmons
  • ISBN-10: 1435498291  |  ISBN-13: 9781435498297
  • 496 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2005, 2002
  • © 2012 | Published
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About

Overview

ELECTRICAL WIRING COMMERCIAL, 14E has been extensively revised for the 2011 National Electrical Code®. Full-color drawings and product photographs illustrate difficult concepts of the Code to increase your students understanding of the application in the wiring process. There is an emphasis on "going green" with electrical design and installation. To provide further practice, updated back of the book blueprints include plans that incorporate handicapped accessibility in commercial structures. For planning a commercial space there are panel board worksheets, load calculation forms, and panel board schedules provided for each of five tenant spaces plus the owner's space. Expanded coverage on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) demonstrates an emphasis on safety throughout.

Features and Benefits

  • Expanded coverage on safety in the workplace from Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Practical examples are used throughout to reinforce key calculations and concepts.
  • Both metric and English measurements are used to appeal to readers of all learning backgrounds.
  • Crisscross Code Index allows users to reference specific content and Code requirements with ease.

Table of Contents

1. Commercial Building Plans and Specifications.
2. Reading Electrical Working Drawings—Entry Level.
3. Calculating the Electrical Load.
4. Branch Circuits.
5. Switches and Receptacles.
6. Wiring Methods.
7. Motor and Appliance Circuits.
8. Feeders.
9. Special Systems.
10. Working Drawings—Upper Level.
11. Special Circuits (Owner's Circuits).
12. Panelboard Selection and Installation.
13. The Electric Service.
14. Lamps and Ballasts for Lighting.
15. Luminaires.
16. Emergency, Legally Required Standby, and Optional Standby Power Systems.
17. Overcurrent Protection: Fuses and Circuit Breakers.
18. Short-Circuit Calculations and Coordination of Overcurrent Protective Devices.
19. Equipment and Conductor Short-Circuit Protection.
20. Low-Voltage Remote Control.
21. The Cooling System.
Appendix.
Appendix A: Electrical Specifications.
Appendix B: Useful Formulas.
Appendix C: NEMA Enclosures Types.
Appendix D: Outdoor Air Temperatures for Selected U.S. Cities.
Appendix E: Metric System of Measurement.
Appendix F: Glossary.
Appendix G: Web Sites.
Appendix H: Electrical Symbols.
Glossary.
Web Sites.
Code Reference Index.
Index.
Plans for a Commercial Building (Attached to the Inside Back Cover).
Sheet A1: Plot Plan, East Elevation, West Elevation.
Sheet A2: Architectural Floor Plan: Basement.
Sheet A3: Architectural Floor Plan: First Floor.
Sheet A4: Architectural Floor Plan: Second Floor.
Sheet A5: Elevations: North and South.
Sheet A6: Sections: Longitudinal, Transverse.
Sheet E1: Electrical Working Drawing: Basement.
Sheet E2: Electrical Working Drawing: Entry Level.
Sheet E3: SECOND FLOOR ELECTRICAL PLAN.
Sheet E4: PANELBOARD & SERVICE SCHEDULES, ONE-LINE DIAG.

What's New

  • Updated to the 2011 National Electrical Code®.
  • Full-color drawings and product photographs make the art increasingly useful and understandable.
  • "Going green" emphasis in electrical design and installation.
  • Service equipment and feeders have been extensively revised and new coverage of handicapped accessibility is included to present many enhanced training opportunities.
  • Conduit bending section enhanced with references to the IDEAL Bender Guide in Appendix I

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Trades CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111544719 | ISBN-13: 9781111544713)

Interactive and assignable web-based solutions that include a CLeBook, PowerPoint® slides, quizzes, animations, glossary, and engagement tracker.

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Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1435498283 | ISBN-13: 9781435498280)

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Electrical Wiring Residential  (ISBN-10: 1435498267 | ISBN-13: 9781435498266)

ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E, updated to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code®, is a bestselling book that has already helped many students learn the basics of residential wiring in both new and existing homes This text uses a practical approach and comprehensive coverage to guide your students step-by-step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today's professional residential electricians. With coverage of energy conservation laws like Title 24, as well as today's important concepts such as ground fault circuit interrupters, smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms, 2011 NEC® requirements for house wiring, and Solar Photovoltaic Systems, your students can feel confident they are getting the very latest in industry standards and procedures. A unique feature of ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E is the sets of plans in the back of the book that offer your students opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements, making this an ideal resource for your students who will work in the residential electrical industry. This book also contains updated Illustrations coordinated with the latest NEC® regulations.

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Electrical Wiring Industrial  (ISBN-10: 1111124892 | ISBN-13: 9781111124892)

ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14th Edition, fully updated to reference the 2011 National Electrical Code®, will guide your students step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building. This book is an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14E begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities facing today's professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service; power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2011 National Electrical Code® throughout the book will show your students how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering your students opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.

List Price = $127.95  | CengageBrain Price = $127.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $96.00

Illustrated Guide to the NEC  (ISBN-10: 1435498135 | ISBN-13: 9781435498136)

ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® 5E provides your students with a unique approach to learning the Code using highly-detailed, technically-accurate illustrations and visuals to break down and simplify the expanding volume and complexity of the 2011 National Electrical Code®. By translating the sometimes vague, complicated wording of the Code into straightforward illustrations and clear explanations, this book provides a resource that will facilitate your students' comprehension and application of Code requirements whether they are beginning or master electricians. Material is organized logically, covering fundamental provisions first, then grouping code requirements by the type of occupancy, beginning with one-family dwellings and progressing on to multi-family housing, commercial locations, and special occupancies. This organization also reflects how information is needed when working in the electrical industry, better preparing your students for the real world. The fifth edition of ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® discusses new Code changes and shows some of these Code changes through new illustrations, while incorporating other Code changes into existing illustrations. Its comprehensive coverage, innovative learning approach, and industry-based organization make this an indispensable supplement to the NEC® whether your students need information on a specific area or need to learn the complete Code.

List Price = $119.95  | CengageBrain Price = $119.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $90.00

Student Supplements

Trades CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111544719 | ISBN-13: 9781111544713)

Interactive and assignable web-based solutions that include a CLeBook, PowerPoint® slides, quizzes, animations, glossary, and engagement tracker.

List Price = $133.95  | CengageBrain Price = $133.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.95

Instructional videos and interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Instructional videos help to bring important ideas to life. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.

List Price = $5.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $5.99

Electrical Wiring Residential  (ISBN-10: 1435498267 | ISBN-13: 9781435498266)

ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E, updated to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code®, is a bestselling book that will help you learn the basics of residential wiring in both new and existing homes. This book uses a practical approach and comprehensive coverage to guide you step-by-step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today's professional residential electricians. With coverage of energy conservation laws like Title 24, as well as today's important concepts such as ground fault circuit interrupters, smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms, 2011 NEC® requirements for house wiring, and Solar Photovoltaic Systems, you can feel confident you are getting the very latest in industry standards and procedures. A unique feature of ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E is the sets of plans in the back of the book that offers you opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements, making this an ideal resource for those who will work in the residential electrical industry. This book also contains updated Illustrations coordinated with the latest NEC® regulations.

List Price = $125.95  | CengageBrain Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.50

Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

List Price = $4.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $4.99

Electrical Wiring Industrial  (ISBN-10: 1111124892 | ISBN-13: 9781111124892)

ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14th Edition, fully updated to reference the 2011 National Electrical Code®, will guide you step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building. This book is an ideal resource for a professional in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL,14E begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities facing today's professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service; power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2011 National Electrical Code® throughout the book will show you how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering you opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.

List Price = $127.95  | CengageBrain Price = $127.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $96.00

Instructional videos designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

List Price = $3.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $3.99

Illustrated Guide to the NEC  (ISBN-10: 1435498135 | ISBN-13: 9781435498136)

ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® 5E provides you with a unique approach to learning the Code using highly-detailed, technically-accurate illustrations and visuals to break down and simplify the expanding volume and complexity of the 2011 National Electrical Code®. By translating the sometimes vague, complicated wording of the Code into straightforward illustrations and clear explanations, this book provides a resource that will facilitate your comprehension and application of Code requirements whether you are a beginning or a master electrician. Material is organized logically, covering fundamental provisions first, then grouping code requirements by the type of occupancy, beginning with one-family dwellings and progressing on to multi-family housing, commercial locations, and special occupancies. This organization also reflects how information is needed when working in the electrical industry, better preparing you for the real world. The fifth edition of ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® discusses the new Code changes and shows some of these Code changes through new illustrations while incorporating other Code changes into existing illustrations. Its comprehensive coverage, innovative learning approach, and industry-based organization make this an indispensable supplement to the NEC® whether you need information on a specific area or need to learn the complete Code.

List Price = $119.95  | CengageBrain Price = $119.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $90.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ray C. Mullin

Ray C. Mullin is a former electrical instructor for the Wisconsin Schools of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education. Prior to his retirement, he served as district manager, regional manager, regional vice president, and ultimately director technical liaison for a major electrical manufacturer. He also served on the NFPA Code Making Panel 4 of the National Electrical Code. A former journeyman and supervisor for residential, commercial, and industrial installations, he has taught electrical apprentice and journeyman courses, conducted numerous technical and Code seminars, written many articles for electrical trade publications, and consulted for electrical equipment manufacturers on legal issues. A former member of the Executive Board of the Western Section of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, he is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and National Fire Protection Association, Electrical Section. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Colorado State University.

Phil Simmons

Phil Simmons is the founder of Simmons Electrical Services, where he consults on the National Electrical Code® and other codes. Mr. Simmons also writes, edits, illustrates, and produces technical publications, providing plan review of electrical construction documents and inspection of complex electrical installations. In addition to developing training programs related to electrical codes and safety, he has presented on these subjects at numerous seminars and conferences for universities, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), the U.S. Department of Defense, and private clients. He has also consulted on lawsuits involving electrical injury and property damage and is the co-author and illustrator of numerous textbooks on electrical topics. Mr. Simmons serves NFPA on Code Making Panel-5 of the National Electrical Code® Committee (grounding and bonding), and he previously served on the NFPA Standards Council, the NEC® Technical Correlating Committee, the IAEI, and Underwriters Laboratories. He is a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.