This video highlights a series of tests held at EPRI's laboratory in Lenox, MA, that measure the stress points and tolerances of power lines, poles and other equipment in an on-going research effort to help make the nation's grid more resilient.
SafeGear arc resistant switchgear. Your technician could be injured in an arc flash. More than 20 times each year, someone is seriously injured or killed by an arc flash in the US. Watch this short video to learn how ABB's SafeGear arc-resistant switchgear incorporates a variety of innovations to reduce arc-flash incidents and protect the health and safety of your technicians.
Choosing high voltage breakers for a transmission grid in transition
Choosing high voltage breakers for a transmission grid in transition. Learn how to manage three challenges of choosing high voltage breakers: power quality, higher current ratings and transient faults. Getting these right will mean a simple solution that increases safety and reduces cost. For more information about selecting high voltage breakers, download this free white paper, Implications of short-line faults for circuit breaker application and design.
Improved transformer longevity by design With so many transformer manufacturers in the marketplace today, have transformers become just another commodity? Specs are always a consideration when shopping for a transformer, but there is another very important factor. Is your supplier experienced enough to design a transformer that will last 30 – 40 years? Learn more crucial questions to ask when you’re shopping for a transformer to improve your transformer longevity. For more...
Digital substations. Substation automation has evolved over the years, driven by two major developments:
Open standards that make it possible for multiple vendors to work together in a single substation environment
The introduction of the process bus that enables digital communication to the primary substation devices in the substation
Watch the short video "Digital substations" to learn how the combination of these two developments makes ...
Having issues with cutouts cracking or breaking due to extreme cold, heat or heavily polluted environments? Newer insulating technologies such as polymer concrete and silicone rubber can outperform standard porcelain cutouts and are not subject to breaking and cracking. For more information, download: Trust your grid to ABB cutouts: Offering superior performance, reliability, and durability
K2 commented on October 18, 2013
The video has an error - ABB does not produce SILICON cutouts, they are SILICONE. These are two totally different materials.
Our industry should advance beyond using our current fuse design. When a fuse blows, a shower of molten metal is expelled at high speed. I know of no one who has been burnt by a cutout, but I'm sure there have been some (not just linemen), and I'm sure there has been some damage to things under a fused cutout (cars) that have been damaged (probaby without the owner realizing it). I think it's time we develop a better fuse.