ABB showcases latest power grid technology at Hanover Fair

April 23, 2018 - ABB brings power grids into the digital future, launching world’s first Digital Power Transformer and slate of new digitally enabled products and services

ABB is bringing the grid into the digital future with innovative new products, systems, software and service solutions to be showcased at the Hannover Messe in Germany from April 23-27.

The centerpiece of ABB’s new offerings, the ABB Ability™ Digital Power Transformer, the world’s first, will be equipped with digital features that will reset industry standards and pave the way for flexible future solutions. ABB’s Digital Power Transformers will have digital capabilities that will enable remote monitoring and data analytics of the vital parameters in real time, improving power efficiency and reliability while preventing outages and blackouts. Digital capability will also allow users to connect to ABB’s full range of ABB Ability™ offerings, improving functionality and giving users access to a broad spec-trum of digital functions.

ABB will demonstrate its Digital Substation concept, a key component of next generation grids, as they enable smarter power systems. Digital communications with fiber optic cables will replace traditional copper connections that use analog signals – enhancing safety, flexibility, and availability of power while reducing cost, risk, and environmental impact.

ABB will also showcase its ABB Ability™ Ellipse software solution, which delivers a cross-enterprise approach to connected asset lifecycle management. The comprehensive solution suite enables electric power utilities to optimize asset utilization, drive down maintenance costs and reduce equipment failures and system outages.

Additional new technology presented includes the ABB Ability™ TXplore, a submersible transformer inspection robot, which can be maneuvered through a liquid-filled power transformer to perform fast, safe and cost effective internal inspections. The TXplore enhances safety with reduced personnel risk, reduces down time with inspection performed in hours versus days and brings down inspection costs by about 50 percent.

ABB will also celebrate 50 years of pioneering high-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) technology. GIS, a compact, metal encapsulated switchgear that uses pressurized sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) as insulating gas, revolutionized power plants by enabling safe operations in confined spaces while significantly reducing equipment size. Occupying only 10 percent of the space of an AIS substation, it allows sub-stations to be built within cities to supply safe and reliable power.

In addition, ABB will showcase innovations in its Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems (FACTS) technology, High-voltage direct current (HVDC) technology, microgrid and grid-edge technology along with new service and consulting options.

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