Electrical fires in buildings: Recommended mitigations techniques and building classifications
The IEC 60364-4-42 in conjunction with national statutory requirements are followed globally to ensure protection of persons and property against thermal effects such as fire from short circuit.
Enhanced electrical safety measures are necessary depending upon the classification of building based on occupancy and conditions of evacuation in case of fire.
In India the IS732 includes the requirement of electrical installation in order to protect from thermal effects of using electricity.
The National Building Code of India Part 4 table 7 explains the minimum requirement of fire fighting Installations in different kind of buildings based on the building type and occupancy. How ever the electrical engineering standards the classifications is made in a different way.
The webinar explains the coordination of classification of buildings based on NBC-2016 with respect to electrical safety requirements for general areas, escape routes and corridors and for safety service.
Classification of building based on condition of evacuation and frequency of periodic verification in reference to NBC - 2016 is as below (ref: BIS ETD 20 ( 17173)
GUIDE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION STANDARDS IN BUILDING)
Video part 1: Introduction and key note address by Shri R C Sharma, Former Director, Delhi Fire Service.
Video part 2: Main technical presentation by S. Gopa Kumar, Cape Electric
Video part 3: Q&A