ALPE type busducts are an integrated transmission line system designed mainly for:  

  • deriving power from medium and high power generators, 
  • making connections of devices in systems of high short-circuit power,
  • making group connections of single-phase transformers, 
  • making connections of the power supply system of own needs, 
  • distribution of power in plants.

ALPE type busducts are reliable power installations in the voltage range from 7.2 to 36 kV and rated current from 1.25 to 18 kA, with air insulation and natural cooling. They are adapted for both indoor and overhead operation. They can be operated in dusty and humid conditions.   

ALPE type busducts can be made in two varieties:
Without overpressure, which means that the air inside the busduct is at atmospheric pressure. 
With an overpressure system, where a small overpressure (1 kPa) of dry air is maintained inside the busbar with the help of appropriate installation and apparatus. 

The dry air system is permanently connected to the outer casing, and with the help of a reducing station, the pressure inside the busbar is automatically controlled and regulated. The dry air overpressure, maintained continuously inside, completely eliminates the phenomenon of moisture condensation on insulating elements and prevents the penetration of dust particles. 

ALPE type busducts are characterized by: 
a rich series of types, guaranteeing their optimal selection for operating conditions, 
self-supporting design, allowing for spans of up to 12 m standard length, 
use of hatches providing access to insulators and bolted connections,
high reliability, low operating cost, 
low electric field strength escaping from the shield, 
resistance to corrosion, 
high degree of electric shock safety.
IPB ALPE - the tube-shaped shield contains the current path of one phase.

The busbar screen is circular in shape and made of aluminum, and is a self-supporting, all-welded structure to ensure tightness. The screen has inspection and mounting hatches for easy access to insulators.  In positive-pressure designs, the ends of the screen are closed with pass insulators. For better heat exchange with the environment, the inner surface of the screen is painted black. The outer surface of the screen is painted in any color from the RAL color palette (the standard color is RAL 7035). 
The busbar is rated IP65 - dustproof and waterproof. 

Current paths
Phase current tracks in the form of tubes or aluminum profiles are supported on support insulators. The appropriate design of attaching the conductor rails to the insulators ensures free axial movement of the rail relative to the screen, eliminating the effects of the phenomenon of thermal linear expansion.

Support insulators
Standard busbar designs use support insulators made of epoxy resin. The insulators are used as fasteners for the current tracks in the shield. 

Pass isolators
Pass isolators are used in basic solutions as a barrier separating the zone of the busbar with dry air overpressure, from the zone with atmospheric pressure, or in installations without overpressure as a barrier to prevent moist air from being sucked into the busbar during the opening of connection covers to transformers or generators during inspection and service.

Compensation elements  
Busways are equipped with compensation elements for the current path and shield which compensate for axial displacements caused by the phenomenon of thermal expansion and eliminate the transmission of vibrations from power equipment. 
The current path compensator is made of appropriately selected single aluminum flexible corrugated joints welded into the current bus string. 
The shield compensator, made of extruded aluminum sheet, compensates for elongation and ensures the tightness and continuity of the section.  
Shield compensator of busbar connections with connection covers to transformer, generator, etc. made of silicone rubber which compensates for shield elongation and transmission of vibrations to busducts emitted by cooperating equipment.

Supporting elements 
Bus ducts are standardly equipped with aluminum support elements by means of which they are attached to supporting structures, beams or ceilings. 

Electrical apparatus
The design of busducts allows the installation in special covers or directly in the screen of electrical apparatus such as switches, current and voltage transformers, lightning arresters and others.   

Connections to devices 
Connections to devices such as transformer, generator, switchgear, etc. are made of aluminum shields. The terminals of the equipment are connected with flexible connectors, copper or aluminum with silver-plated or tin-plated contact surfaces.  The shields have suitable hatches or are designed to provide easy access to or easy removal of demountable connections. 

Protection against direct contact
Protection against direct contact is provided by aluminum busbar screens, with IP65 protection level, and connection covers which are resistant to deformation and stresses occurring during normal operation. 

Protection against indirect contact 
ALPE type busducts operate in the so-called "short circuit" system of screens.  At all end sections, i.e. at the transformer, generator and tapping, the screens of the individual phases are connected by welded aluminum jumpers of appropriately selected cross-section.  Thus, the screens of all phases electrically form a single unit, which is connected to the main grounding terminal. 

Design and calculations.
Design and calculations are performed by experienced designers, combining specialized engineering knowledge and experience with specialized software.  As a result, after the consultation process, we provide the most optimal design solutions that meet the required technical parameters and operating conditions, and at the same time are the most advantageous from the point of view of the investment budget. 

Type tests
Busways are subjected to type testing, carried out in accordance with 
international standards (ANSI, IEC, EN) by a prestigious, accredited, independent certification body.  Type testing, which is a special requirement of the project, can be carried out at the expense of the customer, after agreeing on all the terms of implementation.



Alstema has manufactured thousands of meters of medium-voltage busducts for dozens of major Power Plants, Thermal Power Plants, Chemical Plants and Refineries in Europe, Asia and Africa. The company's specialty is single-phase busduct (IPB) and three-phase busduct (SPB / NSPB) in round and rectangular designs. In addition, the power distribution cycle includes the company's other projects: power lead cabinets, generator zero cabinets, equipment connections, coolers and other equipment supplied to the world's leading power facility Contractors.


  • comprehensive installation of our own and other manufacturers' busducts, 
  • installation of Generator Switches, 
  • periodic inspections with the possibility of extending the warranty period, 
  • replacement of components in existing systems, 
  • modernization of old systems to new parameters, 
  • modification of connections after replacement of transformers, switchgear,
  • Dry air overpressure systems in existing buses,
  • emergency service.


  • comprehensive installation of busducts of our own production,
  • assembly of busducts of other manufacturers,
  • installation of Generator Switches in existing power lead-out systems,
  • adaptation of busbar connections after the replacement of transformers and switchgears,
  • control and measurement apparatus and automation,
  • electrical and power facilities,
  • auxiliary equipment in power plants,
  • industrial pipelines,
  • steel structures and industrial installations,


The Project Scope includes:
1. technical support to project participants, including in-house measurements 
at the target facility, clarifications, meetings, reviews, assumptions, guidelines 
and interprofessional agreements,

2. the Design Documentation developed to obtain solutions that meet the required technical parameters and operating conditions, and at the same time the most favorable for the investment budget, among other ...