Bus Sections are Equipment Containers within Substations. They normally include at least one piece of equipment associated with a Conductor/Wire (i.e. Pipe/Wire Bus).

Bus Sections can be created, modified and deleted from the 'Bus Sections' window.
To manage a Bus Section, use the 'Insert' or 'Edit' context menu item accessible via clicking the right mouse button on an item within the treeview of Line Sections and Substations within the Application's main window. Using the 'Insert' menu item will cause a new Bus Section to be created and inserted immediately prior to the currently selected item.

Substation Context Menu - Insert

Or, you can create a new Bus Section by utilizing the 'New' context menu item on the Substation in which you wish to add the Bus Section. Using the 'New' menu item will cause a new Line Section to be created and appended to the end of the current list of known elements within the corresponding Substation.

Substation Context Menu - New

Creating a new Bus Section will bring up the Bus Section properties window. Note: Data entry fields for which you are required to supply information have a non-white background color.

Bus Section - New

Editing a Bus Section will bring up the Bus Section properties window filled in with its current values.

Bus Section - Edit

Below is a table listing the properties associated with a Bus Section along with their usage:

Field name Usage Required
Code Used in place of the 'Name' field for reporting purposes due to its abbreviated length. Yes
Name The name to assign to this Bus Section. Yes
Calculation Method The method used during thermal ratings calculations to aid in the determination of ambient temperature and wind speed values. Yes
Voltage The Line Section voltage characteristic of this Bus Section. Yes
Resistance The resistance value associated with the Bus Section. This is included in ISO reports. No
Reactance The reactance value associated with the Bus Section. This is included in ISO reports. No
Susceptance The susceptance value associated with the Bus Section. This is included in ISO reports. No
Notes Any notes or comments you would like to associate with the Bus Section. No