By Roy Chudley, Roger Greeno
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These consist of a dieselengine-driven generator and a telescopic tower with a cluster of tungsten iodine lamps. These are generally cheaper to run than lamps operating off a mains supply. Small two-stroke generator sets with a single lamp attachment suitable for small, isolated positions are also available. Another system that can be used for local lighting is flame lamps, which normally use propane gas as the fuel. The ‘bulb’ consists of a mantle, and a reflector completes the lamp fitting, which is attached to the fuel bottle by a flexible tube.
Cables that are likely to be in position for a long time, such as the supply to a crane, should preferably be sited underground at a minimum depth of 500 mm and protected by tiles, or alternatively housed in clayware or similar pipes. In the interest of safety, and to enable first-aid treatment to be given in cases of accident, all contractors using a supply of electricity on a construction site for any purpose must display, in a prominent position, extracts from the Electricity at Work Regulations.
Convector heaters using propane or electricity with an output of 3 to 7 kW are suitable only for small volumes such as site huts and drying rooms. Gas-burning appliances will require a suitable flue to convey the combustion fumes to the outside air. Winter building 47 Radiant heaters using propane are an alternative to the convector heater: they have the advantage of being mobile, making them suitable for site hut heating or for local heating where personnel are working. Forced-air heaters have high outputs of 30 to 70 kW: they are efficient, versatile and mobile.