Posts tagged as ABB

HVDC system provides additional power to neighbours

  ABB has commissioned a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between Norway and Denmark to increase availability of renewable hydroelectric and wind power in the region’s electricity grid. At 500 kV, the Skagerrak 4 link sets a new record in transmission voltage using Voltage Source Converters (VSC). The converters rely on semiconductors to convert electricity […]

Trends from the automation capital

  The buzzwords at this year’s SPS IPC Drives Exhibition in Germany were “energy” and “data”. Economic pressures, environmental consciousness and regulations have influenced product and service designs, and shifted the focus to technology optimisation. Automation trade fairs and conferences are good indicators of shifting trends in the market, and the SPS IPC Drives Exhibition […]

Understanding boundary conditions for reliable electrical simulations

  Understanding partial differential equations (PDEs), which form the basic language with which physicists describe many natural phenomena, such as electric and magnetic fields, acoustics, fluid flow, and heat conduction, is useful in electrical simulations. The PDEs that describe the physics inside a spatial domain of interest – so-called bulk equations – are the key […]

Cullinan mine winders contract awarded

  Marthinusen & Coutts has been awarded the contract to refurbish three winder motors at the Cullinan Diamond Mine. The contract was awarded by instrumentation and control specialist ABB, in consultation with Petra Diamonds. ABB is in the process of upgrading the mine’s winders to a thyristor drive control system.  Marthinusen & Coutts  was requested to inspect […]

Secure control room software for latest operating systems

  ABB has launched version six of its distributed control system (DCS), System 800xA. The system is known for delivering productivity through consolidating process, electrical, safety, and telecoms in one system and providing a high performance operator control room environment. This sixth generation release, commonly called 800xA v6, is not only for new projects but has been […]

Experts’ Q&A: low-voltage switchgear

  Vector’s Peter Adams speaks to Paul Louw from ABB about low-voltage switchgear, its purpose, communication and the dangers of using outdated switchgear, and shares a number of tips on the selection, installation and use of LV switchgear. What is the main purpose of LV switchgear today? To put it in simple terms, modern LV […]

Power and automation company restructures for growth

  Ulrich Spiesshofer, ABB’s CEO, says that the company will become more profitable and competitive through organic growth and lower risk. He said that it wants to do more, it wants to do it better, and it wants to do it together with its customers. Speaking at the company’s “Capital Markets Day” (CMD) in London […]