GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Busbars and Busways. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What new technologies are influencing busbar or busway design?
30 answers
Answers:
The shape of the busbars and the thickness of the busbar used. Usually flat bars are used but there is a new technology developed where channel type bars are used which improves the conductivity for the same nominal current
~Shrimant S, Marketing/Sales, Bangalore, India

Pre-engineered and designed busbars from the busbar manufacturers allow for a more precise design of the system ie. modular busbar systems.

~Edwin P, General Manager
Additions of polyester type material as insulation between conductor bars to allow small gaps between phases for lower impedance values.
~David C, General Management, Camberley, UK

A- Better Heat Dissipation. B- Compactness. C- Oil & Gas Sector Application. D- Aluminum Bus bars. E- Sandwich Bus bars.

~Vilas P, General Management, Ras Al Khaima, UAE
Epoxy resin coating for busbar insulation. IP68 busbars for oil and gas applications.
~Deepak A, Quality Control, Ras Al Khaima, U.A.E

The move to hybrid and electric vehicles. Power electronics. Rare earth magnets.

~Bruce O, Design Engineer, Northfield, MN

Low voltage or medium voltage power distribution system.

~Abdul salam A, sales manager electrical department, dammam, saudi Arabia
Fully insulated, indoor and outdoor usage, flexibility.
~dennis C, General Management, singapore, singapore
Resin and concrete casting with the use of aluminium.
~Engineering, Consulting, Ednvale, South Africa

Gas insulated switchgears and busbars, Double busbar

~stanley A, Reliability Engineer (Electrical), Nigeria
Metal-enclosed cast-resin technology is the latest.
~Balakrishnan Nair K, General Manager, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Moulded or sleeved busbars for compact switchgear.
~Research & Development, salem, India

The use of waterjets to cut intricate shapes.

~Jonathan B, Marketing/Sales, Richmond, IL
Conductor bolted contact area connections.
~MICHEL G, Engineering Consultant, PARIS, FRANCE
Aluminium tube and compression fittings.
~Engineering, Design, Camperdown, Australia
Totally enclosed/encapsulated busbars.
~KV SRIDHAR, Engineering Consultant, BANGALORE, INDIA
Enclosures, supports and environment
~Engineering, Design, NAPIER, New Zealand
Small space, IP 55, fire protected
~Marketing/Sales
Exotic materials: Nanotubes, etc.
~Mike L, Research & Development, Lockhart, TX
Mechanical and thermal simulation
~Engineering, Design, sarralbe, France
Mounting arrangements & material
~Veerabhadra S, Design Engineer, bangalore, India
Control via wire-free BUS systems.
~Marketing/Sales, Basildon, United Kingdom
Pulse power, metal price
~Engineering, Other, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Epoxy laminated poles
~Greg B, Research & Development, Oklahoma City, OK
Resin Cast Busbars
~Sunil P, Marketing/Sales, Pune, India
Sandwich busducts
~suresh S, General Management, chennai, india
Solid insulation
~eduard K, Engineering Consultant, Haifa, israel
UPS Systems
~Manufacturing, Queanbeyan, Australia
Flexibility
~bright charakupa C, Engineering Consultant, gaborone, IL
Casting
~Lou P, Technical Support, Coraopolis, PA

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative busbars or busways?
27 answers
Answers:
EAE Electric AS Turkey, Magnabar from Maylasia (IP68 cast resin) and there are new products planned by Zucchini (Italy but owned by Legrand - France).
~David C, General Management, Camberley, UK

In Saudi Arabia we saw Alfanar company doing this type of termination and distribution.

~Abdul salam A, sales manager electrical department, dammam, saudi Arabia

Currently Oriental Copper Co. is more innovative in its approach and design of busbar.

~Edwin P, General Manager
Vision Electric http://www.vision-electric.de/2002/site/index.en.html
~Milwaukee, WI
M/s. Eta.com, Belgium, M/s. Delta Electric, Sharjah etc..
~Balakrishnan Nair K, General Manager, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Schneider Electric, Siemens, General Electric, Eaton
~Sunil P, Marketing/Sales, Pune, India
IBI (Italian) Megabarre (Brazil), Schenider (France)
~IGOR M, Process Engineer, JARAGUA DO SUL, BRASIL
A-PowerBar B-Siemens C-Schneider D-GE
~Vilas P, General Management, Ras Al Khaima, UAE
GE, Siemens, Schneider, EAE, Honekworm
~Ramesh M, Marketing/Sales, chennai, India
PowerBar EAE Scnider Zucchini
~Deepak A, Quality Control, Ras Al Khaima, U.A.E
Eaton, Siemens, GE, Schneider
~Engineer, Rosslyn, VA
Moser glaser, mmplowerplus
~dennis C, General Management, singapore, singapore
EMS Industrial & Service
~Jonathan B, Marketing/Sales, Richmond, IL
General Electric / Naxo
~Engineering, Consulting, Caracas, Venezuela
ABB, Schneider, Siemens
~KV SRIDHAR, Engineering Consultant, BANGALORE, INDIA
Betobar, Zucchini
~Mohamed G, Engineering Consultant, Sharjah, U.A.E.
Siemens Schinder
~shetty U, Manufacturer, nashik, india
Siemens, Voltas
~K B, Engineer, kakinada, India
Eaton Electric
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Maracaibo, Venezuela
C&S Electric
~MICHEL G, Engineering Consultant, PARIS, FRANCE
ABB, Siemens
~stanley A, Reliability Engineer (Electrical), Nigeria
GE & Siemens
~Johnny K, Builder/Contractor, Vietnam
Schneider
~Marketing/Sales, Basildon, United Kingdom
Siemens
~Research & Development, salem, India
Legrand
~bright charakupa C, Engineering Consultant, gaborone, IL
Siemens
~Engineering, Consulting, Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro
Rittal
~Veerabhadra S, Design Engineer, bangalore, India

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