AMVAC ANSI vacuum magnetic circuit breaker. You have two options for medium voltage breaker actuation: spring-loaded or magnetic. This brief video describes the operation of magnetic breakers, their high reliability, and how they incorporate a number of maintenance-free design features. To learn more, download this free white paper: “SF6 or vacuum? Choosing the right circuit breaker.
Microgrids for critical power applications. Mission-critical customers — hospitals, military bases, data centers and others — depend on having 100-percent reliable power. Many are turning to microgrids as a primary source of backup generation. Watch this video to learn how utilities are building new revenue streams by offering microgrids as a service to these kinds of customers.
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How to reduce the risk of transformer failure. On-load tap changers are often the culprit when power transformers fail. Trouble with mechanical components and coking of contacts are frequently at fault. In this video, you can explore the design of some of the most commonly used tap changers and discover the strengths and weaknesses of each. You will also learn about options to repair or retrofit troublesome tap changes and maximize transformer life. Download the white paper,...
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.
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.