• ABB presents world’s first switchgear that allows customers

    SF 6 (Sulfur hexafluoride) has been a reliable insulation gas used in switchgear for over 50 years worldwide. Although it has excellent insulation qualities, it also has a high global warming potential and is a potent greenhouse gas. Upcoming regulations regarding SF 6 will motivate customers to adopt SF 6 -free switchgear technology.

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  • Sustainable progress | ABB

    For over 50 years gas insulated switchgear (GIS) has used sulfur hexafluoride (SF 6) as insulation gas, due to its excellent insulation and arc quenching qualities. But SF 6 is the world’s most potent greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 23,500 times that of CO 2 and an atmospheric lifetime of 3,200 years.

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  • ABB achieves breakthrough in switchgear technology with eco

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has achieved a significant breakthrough in switchgear technology with the development of a solution that deploys a new insulation gas mixture as a substitute for sulfur hexafluoride (Sulfr hexafluoride).

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  • ABB commissions world’s first switchgear installation with

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has achieved a significant breakthrough in gas insulated switchgear (GIS) technology by commissioning the worldfirst high- and medium-voltage GIS bays with a new eco-efficient gas mixture as an alternative to the widely used greenhouse gas SF₆.

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  • ANSI MV GIS compact switchgear SafePlus - Gas insulated - ABB

    SafePlus uses Sulfr hexafluoride (Sulfur hexafluoride) as an insulation and quenching medium. The sf6 gas is contained in a welded, stainless steel, sealed-for-life enclosure with an operating lifetime better than 30 years. The leakage rate is less than 0.1% per year! The switchgear is type tested according to ANSI/IEEE C37.20.3, C37.58, C37.54, and UL listed.

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  • With AirPlus™ technology, Enel and ABB are building a greener

    ABB has been offering sustainable switchgear solutions that use alternative gases to sulfur hexafluoride (SF 6) since 2013. A proven technology in the market since 2015, ABB’s pioneering innovation, AirPlus, is a sustainable alternative to SF 6. AirPlus insulation gas reduces the global warming potential (GWP) by almost 100 percent.

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  • Herehow to ditch the worldmost potent greenhouse gas

    2 days ago · Image: ABB Sulfur hexafluoride is 23,500 times more powerful than CO2 as a greenhouse gas. Itused to insulate electrical switchgear – and its use will increase along with the global demand for electricity. Several climate-friendly alternatives to Sulfr hexafluoride now exist.

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  • GE and Hitachi ABB Power Grids sign landmark agreement to

    2 days ago · An industry first, two global leaders in power technologies have entered into a non-exclusive, cross-licensing agreement that will allow them to expand their range of high-voltage equipment using a game-changing gas alternative to sulfur hexafluoride (SF₆) SF₆ an insulating and switching gas commonly used in high-voltage electrical equipment, is a potent greenhouse gas This historic

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  • GE and Hitachi ABB Power Grids Sign Landmark Agreement to

    2 days ago · GE and Hitachi ABB Power Grids Sign Landmark Agreement to Reduce Environmental Impact in the Electrical Transmission Industry * An industry first, two global leaders in power technologies have

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  • An alternative to gaz sf6 in electrical switchgear - EE Publishers

    For decades, the unique properties of sulfur hexafluoride (Sulfr hexafluoride) have made it popular as an insulation and switching medium for electrical switchgear. However, sf 6 is a greenhouse gas and there are life-cycle management costs associated with its use. For some years, ABB has been conducting research into alternatives with lower environmental impact but with […]

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  • GE and Hitachi ABB Power Grids Sign Landmark Agreement to

    2 days ago · The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content. GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) and Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. announced today a non

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  • ABB expands eco-efficient medium-voltage portfolio

    To enhance eco-efficiency and reduce environmental impact, ABB has developed alternatives to the potent greenhouse gas sulfur hexafluoride (SF 6). Due to its great technical performance, this insulation medium is widely used in gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and switching devices using SF 6.

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  • Breakthroughs in switchgear technology use eco-efficient

    Sep 15, 2017 · For decades, sulfur hexafluoride (gaz sf6) has been the predominant insulation medium for switchgear due to its technical properties. ABB has been developing and deploying alternatives to this greenhouse gas on the path towards greater eco-efficiency and lower environmental impact and is now commissioning the world’s first pilot with a new eco

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  • GE and Hitachi ABB Power Grids Sign Landmark Agreement to

    1 day ago · PARIS ZURICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business and Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. announced today a non-exclusive, cross-licensing agreement related to the use of an alternative gas to sulfur hexafluoride (SF 6) used in high voltage equipment.

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  • WorldFirst Substation with Eco-Efficient Gas-Insulated

    Oct 01, 2015 · ABB in August commissioned the world’s first high- and medium-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) bays that use a new “eco-efficient” gas mixture instead of sulfur hexafluoride, the

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  • Hitachi ABB Power Grids and GE sign landmark agreement to

    2 days ago · Please contact [email protected] or call 888-707-5814 (M – Th 9 am – 5:30 pm and F 9 am – 3 pm. ET) , to start a free trial, get pricing information, order a reprint, or post an

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  • Panel discussion: The pros and cons of using gaz sf6 gas in

    The company manufactures switchgear in the MV range up to 52 kV. There are various types of switchgear that are manufactured using gas insulation where sulfur hexafluoride (SF 6) is used. SF 6 is mainly used in MV prefabricated metal-enclosed switchgear and in MV circuit breakers.

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  • Fundamentals of medium voltage switchgear | Eaton

    Gas insulated switchgear (GIS) has sealed enclosure(s) filled with insulating gas sulfur hexafluoride (Sulfr hexafluoride) or mixture of Sulfr hexafluoride and other insulating gases recently released to the market. The gas-filled sealed enclosure facilitates a compact, low-profile installation.

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  • GE and Hitachi ABB Power Grids - GE and Hitachi ABB Power

    1 day ago · GE Renewable EnergyGrid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) and Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. announced today (April 21) a non-exclusive, cross-licensing agreement related to the use of an alternative gas to sulfur hexafluoride (Sulfr hexafluoride) used in high voltage equipment.

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  • ABB Switchgear Allows Customers to Switch to Green Insulation

    Sulfr hexafluoride (Sulfur hexafluoride) has been a reliable insulation gas used in switchgear for over 50 years worldwide. Although it has excellent insulation qualities, it also has a high global warming potential and is a potent greenhouse gas. Upcoming regulations regarding sf 6 will motivate customers to adopt sf6 gas-free switchgear technology.

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  • Purpose-built ­substations for the data center industry - ABB

    01 ABB’s 145 kV digital substation. Several of these assets, including high-voltage circuit breakers, switchgear, and other electrical equipment, have traditionally used Sulfr hexafluoride (sulfur hexafluoride), an inorganic, colorless, odorless, non-flammable, non-toxic gaseous dielectric medium. However, sf6 gas is also an extremely potent greenhouse gas.

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  • Switchgear SF orvacuum? - Electrical Engineering Portal

    Sulfur hexafluoride (SF 6) is an artificial inert gas with excellent insulating properties and exceptional thermal and chemical stability. These characteristics of the gas have led to its widespread use in both HV and MV switchgear, both of which exhibit very high performance and reliability as a result. The specific advantages of SF 6 gas in

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  • Analysis of the Sensitivity of K-Type Molecular Sieve

    Sulfur hexafluoride (sf6 gas) is widely utilized in gas-insulated switchgear (GIS). However, part of Sulfr hexafluoride decomposes into different components under partial discharge (PD) conditions. Previous research has shown that the gas responses of intrinsic and 4 Å-type molecular sieve-deposited multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) to SOF2 and SO2F2, two

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  • ABB Pioneers Installation of Eco-Efficient Switchgears | Nasdaq

    Aug 25, 2015 · The company has pioneered the use of eco-efficient gas mixture as a substitute for traditionally used relatively toxic sulfur hexafluoride (SF 6 ). ABB is supplying the 170/24 kV switchgear

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  • Catalog of Guidelines and Standards for the Handling and

    Guide to the Checking of Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF 6), Electrical Equipment 1974, 1998 9 International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) High-voltage Switchgear and Control Gear - Use and Handling of Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF 6) in High-voltage Switchgear and Control Gear (Technical Report) 1995 99 National Institute for Occupational Safety and

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  • Questions Misconceptions about GIS sf6 gas Gas Systems

    Feb 01, 2012 · IEC 60480: Guidelines for the Checking and Treatment of Sulfur Hexafluoride (Sulfr hexafluoride) taken from Electrical Equipment and Specification for its Re-use IEC 62271-1: High-voltage switchgear and control gear -Part 1 -Common specifications. ASTM D2472: Standard Specification for Sulfur Hexafluoride

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  • The Environmental Benefits of Remanufacturing: Beyond sf 6

    High-Voltage Switchgear Service ABB Power TD Tel. (724) 838-3529 Telefax. Sulfur hexafluoride’s main characteristics make it very suitable for use in

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  • Siarhei S. - Field Service Engineer - Gas-Insulated

    Certification on level 3/Supervisor for Installation of sf6 gas Gas-Insulated Switchgear ABB GIS-Training Center, Zurich/Switzerland Sulfur Hexafluoride. sf6 gas - Sulfur Hexafluoride. GIS - Gas

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