With our specialized rolling capability and precision cutting technology Clingan Steel produces busbar (a.k.a. bus bar, buss bar, bussbar, bus duct, busway) in copper, brass, and aluminum in exact cut lengths and continuous coil. Call us today
Busbars are produced in a variety of shapes such as flat strips, solid bars and rods, solid or hollow tubes, and braided wire.
Some of these shapes allow heat to dissipate more efficiently due to their high surface area to cross-sectional area ratio. The skin effect makes 50-60 Hz AC busbars more than about 8 millimetres (0.31 in) thickness inefficient, so hollow or flat shapes are prevalent in higher current applications. A hollow section also has higher stiffness than a solid rod of equivalent current-carrying capacity, which allows a greater span between busbar supports in outdoor electrical switchyards.