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Month: October, 2014

Understanding Bus Ducts and Bus Plugs

When it comes to electrical equipment many of us non-electricians have no idea what a product is or what it does for us.  Electrical components are a mystery.  The mystery doesn’t ever come into question until an issue within the power system occurs and we non-electricians are left scrambling over what needs to be done.  That is why we have decided over the next few months to give a brief overview into all the different areas within the electrical equipment industry, starting today with bus plug and duct systems.

In order to understand the basic purpose of bus plug and duct systems you need to know about how power can be delivered.  In most buildings we are familiar with such as most commercial and residential settings power is sent through hard wires within the walls of the building.  We gain access to the electricity through power outlets.  It is pretty simple concept to understand.

This is not so true when looking at the electrical distribution needed within a manufacturing plant or other industrial settings.  In facilities that operate with an open floor plan you will have a variety of machines throughout the building.  Many times the machines need to be able to move to other areas within the facility to allow for other pieces of machinery to be used.  Take for instance a fabricating plant.  The same space on the floor will be used for a variety of tasks that need to be accomplished with a piece.

For power to be run to different areas of the facility while being able to accommodate different sized pieces of equipment bus duct and plugs are used. This allows the most freedom with plant layout and alleviates the need for stationary power supplies.  In order to achieve power throughout the open floor plan ducts are installed throughout the facilities ceiling area.

Bus ducts can be ran wherever power is needed and are simple enough to add to if needed in the future.  The power is transferred from the bus duct using a giant industrial electrical plug called a bus plug.  Each bus plug connects to the overhead bus duct feeding electricity where it is needed.  Bus duct and plug systems can be used for anything from overhead lighting to heavy machinery.

This system allows for flexibility in manufacturing.  It allows large industrial plants the ability to change the amount of power, electricity, to different areas within a large open space.  With this type of system there is no need to hard wiring so as the plant grows or equipment needs increase the power system can change and grow with the need.

That is really all there is to bus ducts and plugs.  For options in new, reconditioned or obsolete bus plugs are sure to check for an electrical equipment distributor online today.

J&P Electrical is a full service electrical equipment company. At J&P, we supply contractors, end users and supply houses with new surplus, quality reconditioned and obsolete electrical equipment. Contact us today at https://jpelectricalcompany.com for all of your bus plug, circuit breaker, switchboard, fuses, disconnects and more.

 

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Added Benefits Of Using Bus Plugs and Bus Ducts

When it comes to many pieces of electrical equipment there are questions that surround what each component offers to the bigger picture.  Take for instance bus ducts and bus plugs; how many people could pin point what this exact component within the electrical equipment puzzle?

This line of questioning often comes from personnel working within a commercial facility, office work space or processing company where pipes and wire are used to distribute electrical power within the building.  Often times bus ducts and bus plugs are used in spaces other that large open manufacturing centers.  Here are some facilities that distribute power using bus plugs and bus ducts throughout their work place environment.

One such place that bus plugs and bus ducts are used to distribute power is a fabricating facility.  A bus duct is used to distribute power throughout the open areas of the plant.  The bus duct helps ease the use of machinery that needs to be moved around often.  Depending on the product that is being manufactured the distribution of power can be rearranged to fit the need at that moment without worry about where the electricity is coming from.

You can easily add too or change up the bus plugs in use to accommodate different machines with varied amp requirements.  It is possible that at any given moment you can have twenty plus bus plugs on the bus duct.  It is simple to add additional bus ducts to accommodate more bus plugs thus more equipment to be powered.

A system using bus ducts and bus plugs is one of the most efficient manners in which to provide power to a manufacturing setting.  Bus plugs provide power to process and production equipment as well as to power and lighting panels.  Using bus ducts allows a lot of power to be spread across a larger area where the power requirements often change.  This happens in many manufacturing facilities where the power to run one piece of equipment in a space is different that another piece of equipment that also needs to be run within that space.  Different power requirements at different times within the same space are issues that are prevented when manufacturing plants use bus ducts.

Commercial facilities and offices are powered through fixed units of electricity through pipe and wire.  These facilities rarely require a change in the amount of electricity within a certain area.  If you are looking to add flexibility to your manufacturing facilities power capabilities look into adding a bud duct and bus plug system.

J&P Electrical is a full service electrical equipment company. At J&P, we supply contractors, end users and supply houses with new surplus, quality reconditioned and obsolete electrical equipment. Contact us today at https://jpelectricalcompany.com for all of your bus plug, circuit breaker, switchboard, fuses, disconnects and more.