20 June 2012 – Legrand Zucchini busbars have been installed at the new Prime Plaza commercial office development in Gaborone, Botswana.
“This new city centre building, with a reputation as the greenest office development in Botswana, will ultimately consist of three buildings, with a total construction area of 11,180 m²,” Luk Ivens, general manager, Legrand South Africa, says.
“What’s important about Legrand’s Zucchini busbar system is its versatility over conventional systems. This system enables easy adaptation to layout modifications to meet the high demands of modern installations and complex requirements, or expansion one day of the existing installation environment. This is more difficult to achieve when using traditional cables because the wiring installation has to be in series and is therefore not easily adjustable to design and installation variables.”
Local specialist, SDM Switchboards, was responsible for the design, supply and installation of the electrical components of this project.
These busbar trunking systems, with minimum overall dimensions, provide flexibility in all areas of the building, including confined spaces. Aluminium or copper busbars and cast resin transformers are equipped with various accessories to provide maximum versatility for any type of power application and in any environment, including areas which are subjected to high thermal stress.
This system is also suitable for environments where there is equipment sensitive to electromagnetic interferences and in the presence of a large number of people. Legrand’s certified low emission (CLE) cast resin transformers can be installed with high power busbars to minimise electromagnetic emissions.