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.