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ABB's Innovative Technology Comprehensively Improves Power Quality
Jan 11, 2019

ABB is a technology leader in the field of power quality. At ABB's Power & Automation World in Xiamen, ABB has focused on a range of power quality inspection and management products and solutions covering the full voltage range to help power customers in different areas of power, industry, transportation and infrastructure improve. Power quality management, energy saving and consumption reduction, ensuring grid safety and economic operation.


Why is power quality management so important? With the advancement of science and technology and the high degree of automation of the production process, the efficiency and transmission capacity of the grid system have been greatly improved, while various non-linear loads have been increasing, bringing a large amount of electrical pollution including harmonics to the grid system, reducing The efficiency of the system operation, even when it is serious, even causes the grid to collapse. High-quality electric energy can not only improve energy efficiency and industrial production efficiency, but also effectively improve ecological benefits and reduce environmental impact.


•Flexible AC transmission system


ABB pioneered the introduction of the Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) in the 1950s and is still the technology and market leader to date. To date, ABB has built nearly 750 FACTS projects around the world, accounting for more than half of all FACTS capacity worldwide.


In the power grid, FACTS can significantly increase the capacity of existing transmission networks while maintaining or improving voltage stability, grid reliability and power safety. Compared with new transmission lines or power generation facilities, the system has a small footprint and a shorter project implementation time, which can greatly reduce the adverse impact of the project on the environment while reducing investment.


In the industrial field, this innovative technology has been widely used in the steelmaking industry, effectively reducing the impact of large arc furnaces on the power supply system and nearby power grids, significantly improving production efficiency and improving power quality.


•Power quality detection solution


As the world's leading provider of power quality solutions, ABB has a rich power quality detection solution that monitors and detects the operational status of energy-consuming equipment to provide customers with reliable data and solve problems quickly and efficiently.


ABB eEMS Studio Internet Energy Management System has been widely used in construction, industry, transportation, and energy efficiency by monitoring the operation status of energy-consuming equipment, equipment protection and fault monitoring, operation management, energy consumption data aggregation and analysis. Data center, manufacturing and other fields; EMAX2 air circuit breaker is a circuit breaker that realizes full power management, which can protect the electrical circuit and reduce energy consumption according to user requirements. Its integrated power control module can assess energy consumption and manage load, maintaining or reducing power usage during peak hours.


•Power Quality Management Solution


ABB's full-voltage power quality products help customers in all areas to detect and manage power quality to meet customer needs throughout the entire energy value chain.


In the power sector, ABB's portfolio of capacitors and filters improves power quality by ensuring trouble-free operation of electrical systems, reducing downtime, helping customers cope with specific operating environments and increasing efficiency. ABB has provided more than 900 high-voltage power capacitors for the Lhasa converter station of the Qinghai-Tibet ±400 kV DC transmission project, which improves the transmission capacity and stability of the transmission line through reactive power compensation and filtering harmonics. Safe and more efficient national grid.


In the industrial field, ABB's power quality products and solutions have been successfully applied to the automotive manufacturing industry including engine manufacturing, stamping and painting, helping FAW-Volkswagen, Beijing Benz and other customers to reduce power consumption and improve operational efficiency. In addition, ABB's medium voltage static var generators for industrial equipment provide dynamic reactive power compensation for customers in the manufacturing industries such as semiconductors, liquid crystal panels, and tobacco production, ensuring safe and reliable operation of production equipment by providing high-quality power.


In the field of transportation and infrastructure, ABB active dynamic filter devices achieve excellent filtering results through a unique closed-loop control system and harmonic independent selection function, which has helped users such as Shanghai Metro, Beijing Telecom, Shengli Oilfield, Baosteel Group and Meishan Iron and Steel. Successfully solve the filtering problem that affects operational efficiency in power quality. In the newly opened Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the ABB set-top and cabinet-type two-capacity complete sets installed in the artificial island submarine substation are effectively compensated for reactive power for the entire subsea tunnel power project including suspended jet fans. To help improve the efficiency of electricity consumption and ensure the high quality power transmission of the subsea tunnel, and to ensure the efficient and safe operation of this modern sea-crossing bridge.


ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a global technology leader in power grids, electrical products, industrial automation and robotics and motion control, helping customers in the power, industrial, transportation and infrastructure industries improve their performance. Based on more than 130 years of innovation history, ABB's technology covers the entire power and industrial automation value chain, from the power generation end to the power end, from natural resource extraction to the completion of finished products, to write the digital future of the industry. As the title partner of the ABB FIA Electric Formula Championship, ABB is also actively involved in the future sustainable development and expanding the boundaries of electric mobility technology. ABB Group has operations in more than 100 countries and regions and employs 147,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in R&D, manufacturing, sales and engineering services in Dubai of UAE. 40 local companies have 18,000 employees in 142 cities, and online and offline channels cover more than 300 cities across the country.