Cable selection and wiring systems

Webinar Date: 03/12/2021
Webinar Time: 4.00 PM to 5.30 PM


From 2012-2019, India had 8000-14000 electrical accidents every year. Out of these, 3000-5000 incidents resulted in human fatalities each year. An analysis of electrical accident data reveals that incorrect cable selection, poor electrical design, wrong installation practices and poor maintenance lead to around 65% of electrical accidents.

Electrical cables play a crucial role in making sure that the conductance in anelectrical circuit stays at the optimum level. The electrical wires alsoensure that the electric circuit in residential and commercial properties is not overheated and there is no underlying risk factor of fire. In this context, it is essential to note that a high-quality electrical wire would always offer less resistance to the flow of current, thereby making it an excellent conductor of electricity.

Electrical cables of various types and sizes are available in our market but choosing a right cable for application is often a challenge due to lack of awareness.

Cable selection is about choosing the appropriate type of conductor and selecting a suitable size/cross-section area/ diameter of the conductor according to the application. First, there is a need to understand the significance of cable sizing and selection. Then selection criteria will be discussed keeping in mind all the derating factors that might reduce cable ampacity.
This webinar highlighted the importance of cable selection, wiring system, risk assessment and safety audits of electrical network in buildings to prevent electrical fire accidents.

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Mr Sasikumar M.

General Manager, Chola MS Risk Services

Mr Sasikumar M has over 20 + years of experience in the field of electrical and electronics. He is a subject matter expert in the field of electrical safety. He has by and large carried out more than 1000 audits related to electrical safety. Electrical safety audits, static risk assessment, lightning protection design, inspection of equipment in hazardous locations are some of his core areas.


Amol Kalsekar

Chief Manager, Safe and Green Buildings Program, ICA India

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