Electrical Equipment & Systems

Siemens Supplies high-voltage Switchgear for Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan

August 19, 2016

Siemens is supplying two gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear (GIS) for the Rogun hydropower plant in Tajikistan, a country bordered by Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Afghanistan. The power plant is part of the Rogun Dam project. At a height of 335 meters, the dam taking shape here will be the highest in the world. The 8DQ1 switchgear, covering a voltage range of up to 550 kilovolts (kV)... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Small-Vault Switchgear can operate outside vault for safety.

May 12, 2016

Constructed of solid dielectric EPDM rubber, which is free of oil and sulfur hexafluoride, Elastimold® Small-Vault Switchgear offers low-maintenance operation and reliability in submersible applications. System helps maximize safety via operation outside of power distribution vaults with insulated fiberglass pole. Available in 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-way configurations with 15 kV or 27 kV voltage class, switchgear fits into new and legacy small utility vaults. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Safety & Security Equipment

ABB Gas-Insulated Switchgear Receives OSHA's NRTL Listing

May 6, 2016

Dallas, Texas, – ABB answers the industry call for NRTL listing on ZX2 Medium Voltage Gas-Insulated Switchgear. As part of its continuously growing product offering, ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, received authorization to apply the ETL label to operating voltages up to and including 52 kV for all ZX2 builds. Since the listing process under third-party review,... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Gas-Insulated Switchgear utilizes eco-efficient gas.

May 6, 2016

Offering alternative to widely used greenhouse gas sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), AirPlus™ uses fluoroketone based gas mixture as insulation medium for medium- and high-voltage switchgear applications. Global warming potential of chemical compound is almost 10% lower than that of SF6, without any compromise on equipment quality and reliability. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

ANSI Digital Switchgear continuously self-supervises.

May 6, 2016

Instead of conventional current transformers and potential transformers, ReliaGear® ND Digital Switchgear incorporates current sensors, which do not saturate, and voltage sensors in place of voltage transformers. Using sensors enables voltage and current measurement to be performed using low energy analog inputs, so working within low voltage cabinet is safer for personnel. Metal-clad, 15 kV, 2-high switchgear is continuously self-supervising, with maximized error detection. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Underground Distribution Switchgear suits large urban areas.

May 5, 2016

Incorporating 40 kA load-break switches, Vista® Underground Distribution Switchgear is available for 15 kV systems, offering utilities fully submersible switching solution for underground distribution networks. Instead of using oil, solution uses gas sealed in completely submersible stainless steel tank. Submersibility is essential given that in urban networks, switchgear is frequently installed in street or sidewalk vaults that often fill up with water. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Material Handling & Storage, Green & Clean

Power Entry Module can be used in Protection Class II equipment.

January 28, 2016

Designed according to IEC 60320-1 (style C18), Class II KMF supplied without ground pin and suitable for medical equipment used in residences. Double insulation between energized components and exposed parts is tested with 4,000 Vdc. Available with 2-pole line switch and 1- or 2-pole fuse holder, module supports current ratings from 1–10 A at 250 Vac and features 4.8 x 0.8 mm quick-connect terminals. EMC filter is available in medical and low-leakage, M5 versions. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

ABB to Strengthen Power Transmission Grid in New Jersey

November 17, 2015

Zurich, Switzerland – Gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) order worth around $40 million to protect network from severe weather and enhance power reliability ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $40 million in the United States, from Public Service Electric Gas (PSEG), New Jersey's largest utility, to supply Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) to... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Material Handling & Storage

CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 HK Remote Racking Solution for HK-Style Circuit Breakers Wins 2015 Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year Award

September 28, 2015

Denton, Texas, – The CBS ArcSafe® RRS-3 HK remote racking solution, designed for HK-style circuit breakers manufactured by ABB, BBC, or ITE with current ratings from 1,200–3,000 A, has won Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) magazine’s 2015 New Product of the Year Award in the Electrical Safety category. The CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 HK allows technicians to remotely rack in or out of the... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Reclosers offer multiple controller options.

September 16, 2015

Available with multiple controllers, including PCD, RER620, and SEL-651R models, ABB Reclosers keep electronics out of recloser cabinet and include embedded sensors that maintain high accuracy over wide ranging environmental conditions. By pairing recloser cabinet with controller from multiple manufacturers, customers can implement most reliable recloser available with their controller of choice. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Safety & Security Equipment

ABB Commissions World's First Switchgear Installation with New Eco-efficient Gas

September 1, 2015

Breakthrough technology with eco-efficient gas installed for leading Swiss utility ewz  • High-and medium-voltage switchgear pilots installed in Zurich substation  • New gas mixture offers alternative to sulfur hexafluoride (SF₆) gas and can substantially lower environmental impact  • Global warming potential (GWP) of new gas mixture is almost 100 percent lower than GWP... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Duke Energy

August 14, 2015

Carolina Precision Switchgear provided high level technicians to work at the Duke Energy Nuclear facilities in the spring of 2015. Technicians serviced circuit breakers, switchgear, transformers and relays. CPS provides Duke Energy high level switchgear/circuit breaker technicians on a year round basis.... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

North Carolina State University

August 12, 2015

On 08/01/2015 Carolina Precision Switchgear performed testing services on three Siemens main switchgear assemblies at the North Carolina State University. Testing services included transformer turns ratio test (TTR), megger testing transformers, circuit breaker testing, relay testing (primary injection) and switchgear inspections. Found a few issues, but overall equipment in good condition.... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

ABB Highlights Wind Farm Technology Breakthroughs at AWEA WINDPOWER 2015

May 21, 2015

Symphony Plus for Wind, forecasting, control systems and grid connection solutions on display to help wind developers and operators leverage new technologies. Orlando, Florida - ABB, the wind industry’s leading technology solutions provider, is unveiling new wind farm applications and best practices at AWEA WINDPOWER 2015 this week. Building off a half-day, pre-show technical training... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Loadcenter provides up to 120 circuits in standard width.

April 23, 2015

Targeting residential and commercial construction markets, 60-space Type BR Loadcenter eliminates need for additional fuse box equipment or labor. Enclosure measures 14 3/8 in. wide to fit snugly between wall studs. One-piece roll-formed metal backpan features circuit breaker alignment notches to ensure accurately aligned breaker and bus tabs. With 25,000 A interrupting capacity, loadcenter serves as commercial-grade main breaker or as main lug for adding circuits to existing service. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Arc-Resistant Switchgear offers 4,000 A continuous rating.

March 11, 2015

In addition to 4,000 A, 63 kA rating, SafeGear HD incorporates Is-Limiter fault current limiting device, which addresses system applications with high short circuit availability. Metal clad switchgear provides optimized safety with Type 2B accessibility, 0.5 s arc duration, Delrin arc snuffing PT/CPT contact design, and multi-point latch front doors. To minimize footprint, SafeGear HD is offered in 2-high breaker configuration with overall footprint of 36 x 112 x 95 in. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Machinery & Machining Tools, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Software

ABB Touts New Distribution Grid Integration Solutions, Expertise at DistribuTECH 2015

February 2, 2015

ABB will showcase its “Smart Squad” experts, with more than 180 years of combined power industry experience, to answer pressing questions about today’s rapidly-evolving grid; new wireless mesh routers, smart relays, the latest smart grid-enabled equipment and enterprise software on display. San Diego, California, – ABB, the world’s largest supplier of transmission and distribution... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

S&C's TripSaver® II to Reduce Momentary Outages for FPL

October 31, 2014

Deployment Brings Increased Grid Reliability and New Jobs to the State of Florida CHICAGO, – SC Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, today announces an agreement with Florida Power Light (FPL) for SC's TripSaver® II Cutout-Mounted Reclosers to be installed throughout the utility's system to reduce momentary outages for its 4.7 million... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vacuum Interrupters, Inc.'s MAC-TS4 Wins 2014 Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year Award

September 29, 2014

Carrollton, Texas – Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. is proud to announce that its new MAC-TS4 vacuum interrupter tester, the only test set capable of conducting predictive testing on vacuum interrupters in the field, has won Occupational Health Safety (OHS) magazine’s 2014 New Product of the Year Award in the Safety Monitoring Device category. “We are extremely proud to have the new MAC-TS4... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

ABB Wins Power Products Order Worth over $30 Million in New Jersey

September 23, 2014

Gas-insulated switchgear to strengthen transmission infrastructure in New Jersey Zurich, Switzerland – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth over $30 million from Public Service Electric Gas (PSEG) to supply gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for substations to boost the reliability of transmission infrastructure in New Jersey. ABB’s order includes... Read More