Microgrids: Improving grid reliability with distributed energy resources
Microgrids: Improving grid reliability with distributed energy resources. Learn how microgrids can deliver highly-reliable power and improved efficiency for customers with unique needs like data centers, the military and even city centers. By enabling demand response and distributed generation capabilities, microgrids are able to involve big power users in energy management. To learn more, download this free white paper:Microgrids: Weathering the storm
SafeGear ANSI/IEEE 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.
Energy storage: Is it ready? Energy storage is ready for primetime; utilities recognize the value proposition and technology advancements that are driving this market forward. Learn how energy storage is a top-to-bottom solution from generation to end-user, providing an excellent source for a more stable grid. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: Battery energy storage: Optimize integration of renewable energy to the grid.
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...
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...
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.