The latest in power products on display: Automation & Power World (APW) is coming up in March, offering you the opportunity to see the latest in power technology. It's also a chance to attend cutting-edge seminars and talk face-to-face with ABB experts about your specific problems and needs. Watch this short video from a recent APW to get a sense of the amazing scope of new technology you can view firsthand in the exhibit area. Then register to attend this must-see...
Today, volt/VAr optimization is one of the key investment areas of the smart grid. It not only controls reactive power flow with drives losses on distribution feeders, but it also reduces peak demand which is critical for utilities. For more information, download Model behavior: Using distribution models to deliver smart grid volt/VAr control.
Power system optimization for large industrials. How do large industrial plants save money on optimizing their front-end systems? By merging two technologies: medium voltage arc resistant switchgear and the electronically triggered fault current limiter (switch) into the medium voltage distribution system. Learn how these two technologies offer tremendous cost-saving opportunities. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: MV system design: A...
Maintaining grid stability in light of coal plant shutdowns
Maintaining grid stability in light of coal plant shutdowns. Chances are, you are already well aware of the onslaught of coal plant shutdowns due to environmental concerns, regulations and the capital cost of upgrading aging assets. With systems primarily built around coal plants, especially in the East, how does a power plant maintain grid stability and voltage control, saving utilities time and money. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper:...
20-minute relay retrofit: Replacing a DPU2000R with a REF615R
20-minute relay retrofit: Replacing a DPU2000R with a REF615R. The ABB DPU2000R distribution protection unit is a reliable performer. Many DPU owners are eager for the features of the newer REF615R feeder protection relay, but they have concerns about downtime during the replacement process. Watch this short video showing how a complete replacement can be completed in just 20 minutes. To learn more about the features and benefits of this versatile, quickly-installed device,...
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.