Range of smart distribution switchgear extended

July 1st, 2015, Published in Articles: Energize


ABB UniGear - June 2015ABB recently introduced a full range of UniGear digital MV air-insulated switchgear for primary substations. The concept combines proven switchgear design with an innovative approach to protection, control, measurement and digital communication. It is based on the optimised integration of current and voltage sensors into MV switchgear, combined with the latest intelligent electronic devices and IEC 61850 open communication capability. The units are based on a “one size fits all” concept, which means there is no need to change primary MV components if the load changes, saving time and money during project planning and execution. As well as taking up less space in the substation, the switchgear has fewer live parts, so outages are less frequent and troubleshooting effort is reduced. The concept has been implemented across the whole single busbar portfolio up to 24 kV, and is available in UniGear ZS1 12, 17,5 and 24 kV, UniGear 550, UniGear 500R and also UniGear MCC. The concept was first embodied in the UniGear ZS1, introduced last year.

Contact Natasha Mpela, ABB South Africa, Tel 010 202-6156, natasha.mpela@za.abb.com


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