Cuttack: Chief Justice, High Court of Orissa, Dr.S Muralidhar has inaugurated Busbar Trunking (BBT) system in the High Court through Virtual Mode
Justice C.R. Dash, Chairman, Building Committee of the Court and Justice Pramath Patnaik, Judge, High Court of Orissa, Member, Building Committee of the Court, Justice Sanjeeb Panigrahi and other Judges of the Court graced the occasion.
Further, Ashok Kumar Parija, Advocate General, Odisha, Senior Advocate, Jagabandhu Sahoo, President, Orissa High Court Bar Association, Krishan Kumar, Secretary, Works, the Engineer-in-Chief (Buildings),Bijaya Chandra Tripathy and the Members of the Registry were present in the inaugural function through Virtual Mode.
With a vision to modernize and update the pre-existing Sub-optimal electrical system to a Systematic and efficient cabling system adopted the technology of Busbar Trunking System, the Works Department executed and implemented the Project in the record time without disruption of the Court works.
The whole process of procurement and installation of Busbar Trunking System in the High Court of Orissa could be completed within the time span of 33 days with required safety protocols and zero causality and the system was charged ultimately on 21 March successfully.
The old electrical systems and wirings of High Court building were not only suboptimal and inefficient but also posed fire and safety hazard. The cable laying was haphazard and unsystematic.
Implementation of Busbar Trunking System from transformer to Electrical Control room was done.
Implementation of Cable tray system for distribution of power from control room to respective floor distribution panel.
Casing & Capping system for network cables and wires and installation of new electrical control panels, Installation of Energy Monitoring system was taken up in a time bound manner.
Procurement and installation of the Busbar Trunking system, in a time span of 33 days, was a big task for the whole team. But due to continuous intervention of Registrar General, Secretary, Works, EIC Buildings and other key officials, the material could be delivered at site by Legrand on the night of 11 March.
Considering the urgent nature of the work, Hon’ble High Court permitted for shut down of whole electrical system from 11-14 March for installation of the new system and finally the system was charged on 21 March.
The whole process was completed in a time bound manner while observing the required safety protocols with zero causality. The credit goes to the whole team of Contractors and Electricians on job, who worked day and night to make this possible.
Busbars have a compact design through which compressed flat conductors can pass through the enclosure. Busbars require lesser space where thousands of amperes of electricity need to be transmitted.
It has a metal casing with well-defined surface. The system of cooling is much better than traditional cabling system.
Monoblock design causes replacement of only one block, where as in cable entire cable has to be changed.
Busbars can be mounted easily than a cable and lesser time of installation than traditional cables.
Busbars have rigid design elements and hence has better resistance than cables. voltage loss is much lower than cables for the same length.
Busbars have lower resistance than cables, hence the loss of energy due to transmission and distribution is lower in Busbars.
Due to the compact design and the steel shell, a comparatively lower electromagnetic field is created around a Busbar as compared to a cable, hence communication cable can run along with the system
Busbars help in easy, efficient and safe distribution and it can withstand fire for 180 min up to 830 degree.
Busbars are fitted with a steel casing and cannot be damaged by rodents as compared to cables and are safe and secure.