PRV Engineering – Your one stop shop for Busbars

Image of busbarsWithin the world of electrical power distribution, Busbars are commonplace. But what is a Busbar and what does it do?

The main purpose of a Busbar is to conduct a substantial current of electricity. Typically, they are contained inside switchgear, panel boards or busway.

Rather than branching the main supply at one location, a Busbar allows new circuits to branch off anywhere along the route of the busway.

Here at PRV Engineering we not only take great pride in the quality of our Busbars, but we understand your requirements. PRV Engineering delivers when other companies can’t. Continue reading

Why Are Copper BusBars Plated?

Even though copper is the most popular choice for use in busbars, and used very often in other electrical applications because it is more resistant to rust and corrosion than other metals, this doesn’t mean that it won’t oxidize over time.

When metals oxidize, the resistance in the conductive metal will increase, requiring more power to be used to carry current along the surface. When the copper oxidizes beyond a certain point, the metal can begin to flake and fall apart. Continue reading

Copper Thefts and Their Affect on the UK’s Railroads

As the economy throughout the world, and in Great Britain began to sink at the latter part of the last decade, copper thefts were on the rise. There is a direct and measurable correlation between a poor economy and copper thefts, which is tied together through a complex equation of supply and demand. While homeowners and businesses have faced the prospect of having pipes and electrical wiring stolen from their vacant properties, it has moved into more occupied space, as well as other industries. Continue reading

What Do Customers Say About PRV Engineering?

For our latest post we thought it would be good for you to hear what customers think about the services we offer at PRV Engineering.

What better way to do this than to watch a short video where one of our own customers explains why they keep coming back to PRV Engineering time after time.  Visit our dedicated YouTube Channel to view more videos about us and what we do for our customers.

Next week we will be beginning a series of articles about the future of engineering and some of the new technologies we are investing in.

What do you look for in an Engineering Services supplier?  Let us know in the comments below.

Why Busbars are the Electricity Conductivity Means of Choice

Whether someone is an independent engineering contractor or they are responsible for an entire fleet of military helicopters an effective and reliable means of working with low, high or even extremely high voltage is required. This requirement has resulted in the development of busbars.
What is a Busbar?

The versatile and flexible busbar is a thick strip of aluminum or copper that controls the flow of electricity between two points.  The very first busbar was created in the 1930’s by the British Grid System and of course, busbars have come a long way since then.

While not being the most glamorous piece of equipment, busbars work with precision to ensure that electricity is conducted safely, whether within a switchboard, distribution board or even between substations.
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