The Schneider Electic busbar distribution System (Canalis)
The Schneider Electic busbar distribution System (Canalis)

Busbar distribution

Design and production of a busbar distribution installation for industrial and commercial buildings must meet 3 main requirements: progressive upgradeability of the installation, simplicity and dependability. Busbar distribution ensures these requirements are fully met.

Performance criteria of a LV Busbar distribution

Three performance criteria for a busbar distribution installation:

  • Upgradeability
  • Simplicity
  • Dependability

1. Progressive upgradeability of the installation

“Flexibility” and “Adaptability” have become the key words in all commercial and industrial activities which need to quickly adapt to the market in order to: meet their customers’ needs and cope with rapid changes and fluctuations in demand.

These performance criteria are expressed in terms of:

  1. Quantity of goods to be produced or of services to be provided….
  2. Continually decreasing manufacturing lead time,
  3. Quality: the level of quality of the products and associated services must be equivalent whatever the decisive parameters (short lead time, large quantity to be produced,…).

This implies permanent adaptation of production means as production rates are stepped up after initial commissioning, and the process is completed by new machines.

Busbar distribution, with its highly flexible design, fully covers these requirements.

2. Simplicity of the busbar distribution

Easy to design: the study is feasible regardless of energy distribution and load layout. Choice of equipment is predetermined and optimized. Easy to install thanks to the factory-built concept.

3. Dependability

Dependable electrical distribution is optimized as a means of guaranteeing:

  • Safety of persons and equipment
  • Continuity of service (choice of grounding system, implementation of discrimination techniques, breaking not required when making changes to the installation….)
  • Reliability (reliable switchgear, factory-mounted subassemblies…)
  • Easy maintenance (simple, rapid modifications).

Dependability also guarantees an economic operating solution. Busbar distribution fully meets these criteria.

AUTHOR: Schneider Electric experts

Title:Schneider Electric Low voltage expert guides n° 1 – Coordination and protection of busbar distribution
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  1. Rudin
    Apr 25, 2014

    if it is possible can u help with short circuit calculations plz ?!

  2. Nisar
    Dec 08, 2013

    very very useful

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