Importance of Proactive Electrical Bus Duct System Inspection & Maintenance

In recent years, EBI has been called to a growing number of failures and near failures at power generation facilities across the U.S. due to issues found in the system critical electrical bus duct. Although the value of the electrical bus duct system may seem minimal when compared to that of the generator or the transformer, the bus duct system plays a vital role in the plant. Consider it the lifeline between both of these high value components. If the electrical bus duct fails due to poor inspection and maintenance practices, it has the potential of damaging other components that it is connected to, such as the transformer. Most OEMs recommend maintenance yearly, at every scheduled shut-down, or at a minimum of every 18 months. Proactive utilities are not only monitoring the health of their bus duct systems but partnering with highly experienced and trained bus duct experts who can properly document and correct potential issues before they materialize; resulting in less down time and increased operational efficiency and safety. Identifying the right partner to proactively service your equipment, in addition to being your turnkey provider to return your equipment back to service as safely and efficiently as possible in the event of an unplanned outage, is critical to operational success and asset life extension.

EBI draws on over 45 years in business with 180 years of combined technical expertise working with all major OEMs both current and obsolete. With over 3,500 projects complete, serving all major utilities including over 75% of domestic nuclear power plants, 100% of clients who have relied on EBI for installation, maintenance and life extension of their isophase, non-segregated and cable bus duct systems have avoided a forced outage due to the bus.

Don’t wait for a failure to happen. Be proactive and implement an asset life extension plan today! Call EBI to schedule a bus duct system assessment for your electrical assets.  Contact us: 877-297-0616 or [email protected].