Busbars are used within electrical installations for distributing power from a supply point to a number of output circuits. They may be used in a variety of configurations ranging from vertical risers, carrying current to each floor of a multi-storey building, to bars used entirely within a distribution panel or within an industrial process.
The issues that need to be addressed in the design of busbar systems are:
- Temperature rise due to energy losses
- Energy efficiency and lifetime cost
- Short-circuit current stresses and protection
- Jointing methods and performance
This book, written by David Chapman and Professor Toby Norris, provides the information needed to design efficient, economic and reliable busbar systems.