Structural design considerations for rigid bus systems in substations
Structural design considerations for rigid bus systems in substations. Learn about the three key considerations to assure your substation rigid bus system design is structurally sufficient and cost effective: load conditions, structural limits, and structural analysis. For more detailed information from our speaker, you can download this free pre-recorded presentation, Rigid bus design for AC substations.
Meeting CIP physical and cyber security requirements
Meeting CIP physical and cyber security requirements: The news is full of stories about the latest cyber attacks and data breaches. While there hasn't been any news about a major hack of a power plant or substation yet, that doesn't mean bad agents aren't trying. Watch this short video for an overview of the standards now in place, the level of protection they provide and what you can — and should — be doing to implement those standards.
Volt/VAr control and optimization. Utilities are searching for ways to achieve higher levels of Volt/VAr control and optimization. In recent years they invested in a variety of pilot programs to develop business cases, and are now pushing those programs out into more widespread use. In this concise video, Howard Self, Smart Grid Distribution Automation Program Manager at ABB, talks about recent developments in Volt/VAr control and optimization, an especially important topic...
ReliaGear ND™ switchgear: Ground and test device operation. ReliaGear ND doubles switchgear capacity in a 26-inch-wide frame with its two-high breaker arrangement. The new design requires some new operating procedures, including the operation of the ground & test device, which is demonstrated in this short video.
The medium voltage power world is in the midst of a challenging, and yet exciting, time. Download ABB Review Special Report: Medium-voltage product...
Enabling rapid transformer recovery. There's probably no more-urgent equipment problem than having a transformer go offline. What can utilities do to ensure rapid recovery, quickly getting transformers back in service? This short interview with Craig Stiegemeier, Director of ABB's Transformer Manufacturing & Engineering Services (TRES) Business Development & Technology, offers insights about the key steps utilities must take. To learn more about resiliency planning, download...
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.