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<br /> ABB<br /> The corporate<br /> technical journal<br /> review<br /> The ever-shrinking GIS 11<br /> AIS switchgear for all seasons 16<br /> Focus on ecological footprint 28<br /> Scaling up the voltage 37<br /> Special Report<br /> High-voltage products<br /> Growing energy demands and increasing<br /> concern over climate change are signifi-<br /> cantly impacting the way electricity is<br /> generated and in turn transmitted and<br /> distributed. The result is the emergence<br /> of more environmentally friendly, flexible,<br /> interconnected and smarter grids. But<br /> even as ABB addresses these new<br /> aspects, grid reliability and efficiency<br /> remain at the core of the company’s<br /> fundamental priorities.<br /> 2 ABB review special report<br /> High-voltage (HV) products play a key<br /> role in this as they enable several critical<br<a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=1"> ABB </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=2"> Growing energy demands and increasing concern ove</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=3"> Contents Welcome to a 6 The world of</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=4"> Editorial High-voltage products </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=5"> Editorial 5</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=6"> The world of high-voltage power A concise histor</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=7"> 1 Gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), Sempersteig, Z</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=8"> 3 420 kV circuit breaker airblast technology fro</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=9"> 5 Failure rate of different breaker technologies</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=10"> 8 1,100 kV uHV AC hybrid GIS, designed by ABB fo</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=11"> Compact and reliable switching Smaller, more eff</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=12"> 1 Elk-14 compact, 245 kV compared with its prede</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=13"> 2 Elk-3 compact, 420 kV compared with its predec</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=14"> 3 Frontal access to drives (Elk-14 compact) </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=15"> 5 Schematic diagram of a digital control system </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=16"> Enhancing grid reliability The evolution of ai</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=17"> 1 Besides being lighter and more shatter-resista</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=18"> 3 Surge arrester </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=19"> 6 DCB with FOCS on site </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=20"> Pushing the limits of technology As a market lea</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=21"> 1 Single line diagram HEC 9 G h dd </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=22"> 3 Hazard plot per GCB technology Failure times (</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=23"> 6 Success story: VC Summer VC Summer is a nuclea</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=24"> The power of collaboration Service solutions acr</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=25"> 1 la Foretaille GIS substation in Switzerland. T</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=26"> 2 Filisur GIS substation, Switzerland. The Sl3-2</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=27"> 3 la Muela GIS substation, Spain. The HkA8 drive</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=28"> Improving eco-efficiency ABB’s high-voltage techn</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=29"> ABB launched a patented tech- nology for the comp</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=30"> 1 SF gas 6 SF is a man-made </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=31"> 3 Comparison of the life-cycle environmental imp</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=32"> ABB leverages its 100+ years of experience in hig</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=33"> Power quality matters Eliminating reactive power</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=34"> 1 Benefits of good power quality utility benefit</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=35"> 3 Dry ABB capacitors for HVDC light and SVC </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=36"> 5 Connection diagram of the most commonly found </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=37"> Raising the bar UHV switchgear and components </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=38"> 1 Examples of ABB leadership in AIS uHV </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=39"> 3 1,100 kV GIS for China </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=40"> 4 Comparison of the heights of different current</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=41"> 5 Power flow from Satna to Bina will be diverted</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=42"> Power on the move Integrated, modular and prefab</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=43"> Because the PASS-based MFM is so transportable an</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=44"> 1 Integrated GIS </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=45"> 4 Integrated GIS – exterior view </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=46"> Predesigned and, largely, standard- ized configur</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=47"> Pioneering change How ABB remains a leader in the</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=48"> Innovation at ABB is not solely about providing g</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=49"> 2 R&D – Investing for tomorrow ABB’ global R&D o</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=50"> 4 Comparison of the space requirement of air-ins</a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=51"> 5 ABB’s 72.5 kV PASS in a windmill </a> <a title="ABB SR HV Products - New Version page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/36ded168?page=52"> High-voltage products. 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