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Reliability , Flexibility , and Safety The Three Essential Qualities You Should Look for in a Track Busway Power Distribution System
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RELIABILITY , FLEXIBILITY , AND SAFETY

THE THREE ESSENTIAL QUALITIES YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A TRACK BUSWAY POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

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AAbstract

Track busway systems are quickly becoming the solution of choice in data centers , industrial and manufacturing plants , and other facilities with highlevel power distribution needs . However , not all busway systems are the same . An effective busway system offers three essential qualities – ( 1 ) Reliability ( 2 ) Flexibility and ( 3 ) Safety . When evaluating a busway system , you should apply these qualities to four primary elements : ( 1 ) track busway sections ( 2 ) joints between sections ( 3 ) plug-in units ( or tap-off boxes ) and ( 4 ) power monitoring systems . Furthermore , you should look for a busway solutions provider with the experience , quality , and service offerings to serve as a reliable business partner for your company . By applying the principles outlined in this white paper , you will be able to select a topquality busway solution that will serve the ongoing power needs of your facility over the long run .
Introduction
For data center owners and Consulting and Specification Engineers ( CSEs ), busway systems are rapidly becoming the solution of choice for effective power distribution . Busways can be suspended from the ceiling , placed on vertical supports , or even mounted on the server cabinets themselves to provide a direct power source to servers and racks .
Busway systems offer numerous advantages over traditional Remote Power Panels ( RPPs ). Suspended or mounted track busways eliminate the need for an RPP , allowing you to make better use of data center space . Busways also eliminate the need to run power cables and whips under plenums in a raised floor , allowing cooling air from below to flow unobstructed to the servers . � www . intelligentdatacentres . com
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