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Copper Busbar Retains Its Advantage

Update:01 Apr 2019
Summary:

Busbars are used in high current/high voltage distribut […]

Busbars are used in high current/high voltage distribution and control equipment.

 

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 and carrying current to each floor of a multi-storey building, to bars used entirely within a distribution panel or within an industrial process.

 

Copper use in busbars has been on the increase during the past few years, especially for industrial applications.

 

The material composition and cross-sectional size of the busbar determine the maximum amount of current that can be safely carried. Busbars can have a cross-sectional area of as little as 10 square millimetres (0.016 sq in), but electrical substations may use metal tubes 50 millimetres (2.0 in) in diameter (20 square millimetres (0.031 sq in)) or more as busbars.

 

Global demand of Copper Busbar has maintained steady growth, the growth rate is around 1.5%, and similar to production growth. Copper Busbar major type is OFCopper Busbar and ETPCopper Busbar. Downstream applications field include Industrial Buildings, Commercial Building and Civil Building, these industries development rapidly, this industries demand for fastener and shaped pieces are constantly increasing, indirectly stimulating the market demand of Copper Busbar, and stimulate the development of Copper Busbar industry.

 

Despite the presence of competition problems, the global recovery trend is clear, Copper Busbar retains its advantage in fastener and shaped pieces produce, investors are still optimistic about this area; the future will still have more new investment enter the field.