It’s imperative to observe standards and regulations while planning power supply requirements. Continuous supply of energy is an essential prerequisite for modern building projects. Cutting to the ease, busbars are cost-effective and easily configurable, making them almost perfect for construction.
A busbar is a rigid piece of copper or aluminum, bolted or housed inside switchgear, panel boards, and busway enclosures for local high-current power distribution.
Electrical cables are an assembly of one or more wires running side by side or bundled to carry electric current.
Here are some tested advantages of busbar trunking system that resolved long-standing issues with cables:
Simple network configuration
Low Space requirement
High short circuit strength
Low fire load
Top reasons why you should choose busbar over cables :
- Compressed & Sleek Design
Busbar compact and sleek design makes it efficient and ensures reliability with tightly compressed conductors inside the structure. Cables require large bend radii that take a lot of space. The steel shell helps in creating a comparatively lower electromagnetic field around a busbar as compared to a cable. High loads (4000 ampere to 5000 ampere) can easily be created near the cables which is free from electromagnetic interference.
- Scalable & Elegant
The busbar trunking system can be repurposed without a huge capital expenditure to fit into any space. Cabling, once installed, can be incredibly expensive and disruptive to move, change, reconfigure and expand.
- Optimal distribution
Busbars have better resistance, which becomes evident in case of short circuit testing. Within the case of a busbar, there is a minimum distance between the conductors which reduces the resistance induction. Busbars have a thin tire that helps in optimal distribution of density of current, and reduces resistance. Due to this, the voltage loss is lower than cables.
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