les raccordements BT par gaine à barres

English translation: LV bar connections...

10:27 Apr 25, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / electrical engineering - transfos
French term or phrase: les raccordements BT par gaine à barres
connections in a transformer. "les raccordements par gaine à barres étaient effectués avec une liaison rigide, alors que les liaisons souples sont recommandées."
Linda Ildevert
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:31
English translation:LV bar connections...
Explanation:
BT = basse tension = low-voltage, but if this is in relation to the power industry, you can probably say LV OK. [Note that LV can mean various different voltages according to application, but in the case of a step-up/down transfo., almost always refers to the lower-voltage side --- often in fact refers to the 'normal' 240 V or whatever 'mains']

barres refers to rigid bar connections (used because of the high current requirements, but prone to mechanical problems). In certain contexts, it can also be 'busbar' (variant: 'bussbar'), but I think that is less applicable here.

I'm not quite sure about that 'par gaine' --- I would have expected 'gainés' = sleeved, but I can only guess that this means some kind of rigid sleeving fitted round the bars, instead of the more usual conduit often used for flexibel cables.

I hope that helps, and if you come across any more context as you go along, do post it and we'll see if that makes any difference.


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Note added at 11 mins (2005-04-25 10:39:21 GMT)
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Just one of many Googles, looks as if it might be useufl:

Softbitonline - HT / LT Distribution, Power Transformer Design...

... HT distribution transformer and power transformers using transformer design ... both round conductor and strip size, no. of parallel LV conductors, ...

www.softbitonline.com/transformerContents.html

Note use of \'strip\' here for a certain type of bar conductors; you\'d have to look into it a bit more thoroughly in conjunction with your context to know which term is more appropriate --- it all depends a bit on the exact dimensions...
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Tony M
France
Local time: 09:31
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Thank you. I didn't have any more context, as it was in a very short newsletter. I used "bar connections", and added a note for the customer, but have had no feedback (no news is good news I hope!) Thanks for the useful reference.
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les raccordements BT par gaine à barres
LV bar connections...


Explanation:
BT = basse tension = low-voltage, but if this is in relation to the power industry, you can probably say LV OK. [Note that LV can mean various different voltages according to application, but in the case of a step-up/down transfo., almost always refers to the lower-voltage side --- often in fact refers to the 'normal' 240 V or whatever 'mains']

barres refers to rigid bar connections (used because of the high current requirements, but prone to mechanical problems). In certain contexts, it can also be 'busbar' (variant: 'bussbar'), but I think that is less applicable here.

I'm not quite sure about that 'par gaine' --- I would have expected 'gainés' = sleeved, but I can only guess that this means some kind of rigid sleeving fitted round the bars, instead of the more usual conduit often used for flexibel cables.

I hope that helps, and if you come across any more context as you go along, do post it and we'll see if that makes any difference.


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Note added at 11 mins (2005-04-25 10:39:21 GMT)
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Just one of many Googles, looks as if it might be useufl:

Softbitonline - HT / LT Distribution, Power Transformer Design...

... HT distribution transformer and power transformers using transformer design ... both round conductor and strip size, no. of parallel LV conductors, ...

www.softbitonline.com/transformerContents.html

Note use of \'strip\' here for a certain type of bar conductors; you\'d have to look into it a bit more thoroughly in conjunction with your context to know which term is more appropriate --- it all depends a bit on the exact dimensions...

Tony M
France
Local time: 09:31
Specializes in field
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Grading comment
Thank you. I didn't have any more context, as it was in a very short newsletter. I used "bar connections", and added a note for the customer, but have had no feedback (no news is good news I hope!) Thanks for the useful reference.

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agree  Bourth (X): Wonder it it's gas-insulated shielded busbars (SF6), as in transformer yards etc.
3 hrs
  -> Thanks, Alex! Good point -- I hadn't thought about that; but do they use gas on LV? I thought it was only on HT?
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