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The differences between civil and industrial electrical systems

Electrical system allows the diffusion of electricity within a building connected to the network electricity or self-producing its own energy thanks to photovoltaic systems and other powered systems from renewable sources.

Electrical systems are used in our homes, in commercial buildings and in large systems industrial: between these three realities there is a difference in power required and consequently of complexity of the system, so that it can be managed safely.

Given its crucial role in allowing the activities inside the destination building, the installation of the electrical system is studied with the construction, in order to optimize the positioning of cables, exits and hooks; this does not mean that it is not possible to intervene subsequently for extensions and updates, while requiring constructions for the implementation of these changes.

If domestic and commercial applications must manage the power for lighting and for the power supply of appliances and other systems with low consumption (such as air conditioning, video surveillance or automatic gates), an industrial electrical system must support the power necessary to operate even large machinery.

Given the amount of energy managed, safety is a crucial aspect: solutions are needed to prevent overloads and short circuits, and to allow the operation of the most important electrical systems also in case of failure or blackout.

However, this does not mean that safety is not a priority even for plant installations, civil and commercial electrical systems, but the industrial sector refers to dedicated regulations that they impose stricter standards, also considering the involvement of a greater number of people within an industrial complex.

In particular, they must comply with the provisions of Legislative Decree 81 of 2008 regarding safety in the workplace, while other regulations also apply to civil and commercial plants: the Law 186/1968 on the materials to be used, the DL 37/2008 for the safety of the systems and the Law 791/1977 on the responsibility of the system manufacturer.

Another crucial aspect is the maintenance of civil and industrial electrical systems, which must be carried out periodically, or every two or five years depending on the type of plant as established by Presidential Decree 462 of 2002.

Beyond the legal obligations, maintenance of the electrical system is also very important for its optimization, thus evaluating consumption and any optimizations to enhance the energy efficiency of the building.

The complexity of the design and installation requires the intervention of specialized and expert technical figures and this also applies to maintenance: this is the only way to guarantee that the civil electrical system and the industrial electrical system comply with law, are safe and efficient.

It is also good to remember that the electrical system can be integrated with the photovoltaic one, so that self-produced energy is used instead of that of the network, and with the home automation system, to monitor consumption in real time and also intervene remotely on the use of the current for lighting and household appliances.

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