Mobile devices have great potential to increase the efficiency, productivity and satisfaction of plant personnel in industrial settings: People could work more independently; there could be fewer errors as personnel access information on their mobile devices rather than relying on other people or one's own memory; systems could be updated on the spot; and decision makers could be contacted directly anytime.
The intensity of cyber attacks on IT systems increases with every passing day. Worryingly, growing connectivity and hacker sophistication are making IT systems more vulnerable to such intrusions. In response to the potential threat and consequent customer demand, ABB has created Cyber Security Fingerprint, a noninvasive service that significantly helps to reduce a control system’s risk of attack....More
Mobile devices have great potential to increase the efficiency, productivity and satisfaction of plant personnel in industrial settings: People could work more independently; there could be fewer errors as personnel access information on their mobile devices rather than relying on other people or one's own memory; systems could be updated on the spot; and decision makers could be contacted directly anytime....More
Ever since its discovery almost 120 years ago, radiography has both been both a source of fascination and a valuable tool. The stark and almost spooky grayscale photographs of our bones that we see in the hospital provide an unparalleled insight into the insides of the living body. Just as humans must sometimes visit the physician, so does switchgear require a periodic inspection....More
By predicting the residual life of their stator windings, the ABB Life Expectancy Analysis Program (LEAP) provides a unique method for formulating a maintenance plan for highvoltage
motors and generators. The method enables a predictive maintenance philosophy to replace preventive or corrective approaches....More
Industrial boilers are used as a source of steam in a wide range of industrial settings. For many operators, the annual energy bill for their boilers will run into millions or tens of millions of
dollars. Often, sophisticated monitoring and control processes...More
In the first stage of the APG (automated pressure gelation) process  ➔ 3, two or more liquid reactants and additional components are mixed. After homogenization and degassing, the mixture is injected into a heated mold (filling stage)....More
Humans may feel recharged after a power nap, but a break in electrical power does not provide the same feel-good factor. In an engineer’s ideal world, all loads, supplies and environments would be created equal, predictable and reliable....More
Smaller substations have unique challenges because they simply cannot accommodate the equipment that you would find in your traditional substations. This video shows you solutions for swapping out existing switching devices with a flexible solution that provides high performance in a very small footprint. For more information, download the free white paper, Applications for disconnecting circuit breakers.
Transmission grid capacity demand is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. Learn how new underground cable technology enables power transmission to demand centers while staying out of sight....More
Over the last 20 years tremendous progress has been made in terms of energy efficiency. Nevertheless, a great deal still remains to be done. Download this free report, which includes the history of energy efficiency trends in power generation and industry, and how to identify additional energy savings potential....More