16th Edition (reference only) – NOW superseded by the 17th Edition IEE Regulations.

chapter 5

chapter 6

Special Installations
  --1. - Introduction --2. - Bath tubs and shower basins
  --3. - Swimming pools --4. - Sauna rooms
  --5. - Installations on construction sites --6. - Agricultural & horticultural
--7. - Restrictive conductive locations --8. - Earthing for function & protection
--9. - Caravan, motor homes, caravan parks 10. - Highway power & street furniture
11. - Heating appliances & installations 12. - Discharge lighting
13. - Underground & overhead wiring 14. - Outdoor installations & garden buildings
15. - Installations of machines & transformers 16. - Reduced voltage systems
17. - Marinas 18. - Medical locations
19. - Exhibitions, shows and stands

7.17.1 - Introduction

Section 609 of BS 7671 is reserved for marinas, but at present has no content. The following is thus based on Chapter 9 of Guidance Note 7, which in turn depends on lEG Standard 364-7-709 and CENELEC standard HD 384-7-709. There can be little doubt that before long this material will become part of the Regulations.

A marina is a location, often a harbour, for leisure craft to berth. Like residential caravans, such craft require external power supplies, and this section is intended to ensure the safety and standardisation of such supplies. The marina will often include shore based facilities such as offices, workshops, toilets, leisure accommodation and so on; such buildings are required to comply with the general requirements of the Regulations.

The electrical installation of a marina is subject to hazards not usually encountered elsewhere, such as the presence of water and salt, the movement of the craft, increased corrosion due to the presence of salt water and dissimilar metals, and the possibility of equipment being submerged due to unusual wave activity in bad weather.


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Extracted from The Electricians Guide Fifth Edition
by John Whitfield

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