Overdesign in Electrical Installations

Overdesign in Electrical Installations

Overdesign in Electrical Installations


Design teams perform early, pre-design analysis to set up the proper restrictions before beginning the system design flow. They can test against those limitations as the design develops and undertake quick analysis to ensure that no issues are being factored in. However, there must be a signoff and optimization step for every design. Experience, computing power, and time are all needed for this. Prototypes frequently fall short of specifications if they are rushed through, under-design or overdesign in electrical installations. Or even worse, those designs might be introduced into use with dependability or quality problems.

Electrical design primarily includes planning, modeling, simulating, drawing installation procedures, and testing of electrical system. It includes power systems, power distribution, lighting, fire protection system, earthing system, lightning protection system, life safety systems, ELV systems, along with voice and data communications infrastructure. The electrical system design solves challenges to ensure that the designed systems are economical, safe, and reliable taking care of operational and contingency measures.

We have all heard the phrase “less is more,” and that is also correct in the design world if one correctly understands the requirement and then designs. Using too many design elements, attempting to integrate too many ideas, or simply trying to do too many things can result in over designing your project.

Out of uncertainty and ignorance over-design is opted, to feel safe and have reliable systems. However, increase in element criteria does not guarantee a safe design. Exceeding requirements does not sound bad, but it makes system non-responsive due to excessive tolerance in design.

A cluttered or overdesign in electrical installations brings other threats with it like:

  1. Losing functionality and simplicity
  2. Mismanaging engineering time
  3. Increasing cost
  4. Reducing commercial viability
  5. Instability during system upgradation in future
So, the question is how can this be avoided? Some recommendations are given below

  1. Ensure clear understanding of electrical environment opted
  2. Ensure appropriate safety measures are considered having accurate response systems
  3. Ensure appropriate standards are followed for specific design needs
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