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Unformatted text preview: t align with departments or manufacturing value streams, rather,
the substations align with geographic areas of the plant. While it is preferred to have substations
align with organizational departments, especially from a reporting and accountability standpoint,
it is often not realistic because equipment and departments relocate over time. From these substations, the electricity is stepped down to various voltages (typically 480V, 220V and 120V)
and then delivered to equipment via powerplugs attached to overhead busbars (referred to as simply
buses), panels, or wall outlets in offices and on the shop floor. Figure 2-6 shows a simplified version
of the distribution tree. As the distribution system has evolved over time in the facility, buses have
3 Massachusetts has the second highest electricity retail prices for industrial customers in the continental United
States, next to Connecticut Other Facility
1% Figure 2-4: Electricity used by the IADC in 1995 by end function. Figure 2-5: Map locations of the 10 substatio...
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This document was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course ADMIN 1 at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
- Spring '14