Proteus Industrial Surge Protection - 18th Edition Changes


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With the introduction of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations and a greater emphasis on surge protection, Proteus Industrial offer a full range of standard products and bespoke arrangements for Industrial, Commercial and Retail applications.

Products available from Proteus Switchgear Industrial Division include…

•          Loose surge protection devices.

•          Enclosed surge protection (Steel or IP rated GRP enclosure).

•          TPN MCB distribution boards up to 250A with pre-fitted surge protection.

•          MCCB panelboards up to 800A with pre-fitted surge protection.

•          Bespoke specials up to 2500A with pre-fitted surge protection.

Surge protection options are available in type 1+2 combined (lightning & mains surges) or type 2 (mains surges) and will work with TT, TN-S & TN-C-S earthing systems.


443.4 - Protection against transient overvoltage's shall be provided where the consequence caused by overvoltage…

• Results in serious injury to, or loss of, human life, or

• Public services or damage to cultural heritage, or

• Commercial or industry activity, or

• A large number of co-located individuals

For all other cases, a risk assessment according to Regulation 443.5 shall be performed in order to determine if protection against transient overvoltage is required.

If the risk assessment is not performed, the electrical installation shall be provided with protection against transient overvoltage, except for single dwelling units where the total value of the installation and equipment therein does not justify such protection.

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For more information on surge protection contact 01952 292 001 or email your full requirements to ind@proteusswitchgear.co.uk so we can arrange a quotation for you.