Posts tagged as ABB

Unpacking the air circuit breaker – applications and development

by Paul Louw, ABB The development and applications of low voltage electrical circuit breakers, from the post-World War II days to the incorporation of the de-ionisation chamber in circuit breaker design in the 1940s, and the development and applications of the air circuit breaker. Reconstruction after World War II resulted in the modernisation of industrial […]

Derating-free moulded case circuit breakers

  ABB has identified specific characteristics in moulded-case circuit breakers for the most common installations. A protection trip unit which has fixed thermal and magnetic threshold values and easy assembly combined with the most popular accessories and a streamlined range catering for only the most popular current rating ensure that the Formula range of moulded […]

Results show a huge jump in revenue and orders

  ABB South Africa, a subsidiary of the global power and automation group, has reported a remarkable increase in revenue in its year-end results to December 2013 on 13 February 2014.   The company’s 2013 revenue jumped by 66% (compared to 6% for ABB globally) to R5,9-billion on increased demand for renewable energy, with 90% […]

$20-million order to strengthen Mozambican grid

  ABB has won an order worth around US$20-million from the Aarsleff -Seth joint venture to supply engineered equipment packages for two new substations which will extend the transmission network in Mozambique. The order also includes the rehabilitation and extension of nine existing transmission substations which will help to reinforce the grid. The substations are […]

Energize speaks to Leon Viljoen, CEO of ABB

by Mike Rycroft, features editor Leon Viljoen has re-joined ABB again after an absence of thirteen years, this time as its CEO. Energize spoke to him about the company’s plans for the foreseeable future. How has your experience of this new position been so far? I have enjoyed it tremendously. I worked for ABB previously, […]

$25-million order to supply electrical and automation system for PV plant

ABB has won an order worth around $25-million to supply electrical and control systems for a new 75 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Northern Cape. Owned by WBHO, a South African construction company, and Building Energy, an Italian renewable energy developer and operator, the plant is located in the Kalahari desert close to […]

UPS on offshore oil platform

In 2012, ABB, together with their business partners ADC Power Concept SdnBhd, completed an order with Petronas, Malaysia, for delivery of uninterruptible power supplies to an offshore oil platform. The delivery project was completed in October 2012. Assurance of power supply is important in many industrial settings, but, on an offshore oil platform, it is […]

UPS for Swiss state railway

In a recent, typical implementation for the Swiss state railway, ABB used standard modular UPS solution equipped with two module slots, one compatible with a 16,67 Hz infeed and one with a 50 Hz infeed. The batteries, able to operate autonomously for more than 30 minutes, and the isolating transformer were integrated into the UPS […]