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,...
The future of asset management. Due to budget constraints, asset management has taken a backseat at many utilities. But these assets are getting too old, and utilities are now forced to prioritize which assets to replace to prevent potential failure. Learn how modern technology can provide a thorough asset analysis and determine risks in real-time. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper Using smart grid data to power end-to-end asset health...
Solar flares. Most utilities consider solar flares to be harmless, but the reality is a real impact to transmission lines from the magnetic pulse that comes from the sun. Learn how utilities can detect the magnetic flux and stabilize transmission lines. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper Effects of GIC on Power Transformers and Power systems.
AC substation grounding for safety. This video provides a process to test and design a substation grounding system for safety. Some of the factors you need to consider in substation design include fault currents, surface coverings, power system configurations, and existing ground grid. For more information about AC substation grounding, download this free presentation: AC Substation grounding for safety.
AMVAC maintenance free circuit breakers. When it comes to protecting power systems, magnets perform an important function. Magnetic actuators provide a desirable alternative to spring charged mechanisms in medium voltage circuit breakers. With only one moving part, remarkable reliability and a completely maintenance-free mechanism, discover this safe alternative to spring charged breakers. For more information about the AMVAC, as well as the entire line of ABB medium voltage...
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 it possible for substation designers to reduce the size and cost of substation control systems while improving overall substation performance and reliability. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: Digitizing copper: Defining key elements to ensure a successful integration from concept to maintenance.