Modern open-pit mining is a high-tech undertaking in decidedly hostile environments. Safe and efficient operation requires precise coordination of some of the world's largest and most expensive machines in settings characterized by punishing heat and cold as well as extreme shock and vibration....More
Asset-intensive industries face increasing pressure to improve how well they utilize and maintain their equipment. Asset health management is emerging as a critical business process due to the potentially very significant bottom-line impact of asset decisions on profitability, compliance and customer satisfaction....More
Current and voltage measurements are two key functions in the control and protection of electric power grids. Traditionally, they have been performed using so-called instrument transformers – somewhat bulky and heavy devices that can weigh up to several tons....More
Using advanced converter technology developed by abb, the world's first hvdc transmission with voltage source converters began transmitting power in 1997. This technology was introduced as hvdc light. The new transmission link ran along a 10 km route between the swedish towns of hellsjön and grängesberg. It was rated at 3 mw / ± 10 kv dc....More
Acquisition-focused ABB is chasing the "emerging markets" of utility analytics and asset management in North America, Gary Rackliffe, VP of smart grids, North America, at ABB, told us recently in an exclusive interview....More
Mission-critical customers — hospitals, military bases, data centers and others — depend on having 100-percent reliable power. Many are turning to microgrids as a primary source of backup generation. Watch this video to learn how utilities are building new revenue streams by offering microgrids as a service to these kinds of customers.
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