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1. A solid state circuit breaker for high currents:
ABB Infinitus is a first of a kind solid state circuit breaker for high density currents. Ininitus embeds for the first time – switching, insulation and DC protection into one single device up to a rating of 5 kA.
Instead of using separable contacts and arc chamber to make and break the current, the infinitus solid state breaker uses a lighting fast power semiconductor: the low loss reverse blocking integrated gate commutated thyristor (RB-IGCT). This semiconductor technology enables breaking times of around 10 micro seconds at up to 1kV DC, compared to the tens of milliseconds needed by conventional electromechanical breakers. Such speed makes Infinitus- the best option for applications where fault currents may reach several hundred kiloamperes in a few milliseconds, such as in power converters, battery, battery protection devices, or bus ties in DC marine grids.
Compared to equivalent semiconductor solutions, Infinitus has much lower power losses-for example, 75 percent lower than a comparable IGBT solution and higher efficiency(about 99.9 percent at 1kA, 1 kV). However , conventional circuit breakers have power losses that are much lower than those of Infinitus.
2. Lifting mines to a new level of safety:
More and more mining companies, as well as a number of regional and national governments, are deciding to maximize the safety of their resource extraction operations. In view of this trend, the quality and reliability of mine hoists, powerful elevator-like systems that transport rock and personnel, have become a fundamental consideration.
ABB, one of the world’s largest suppliers of complete mine hoists, including mechanical and electrical systems, has introduced a newly developed platform of mine hoist safety products. Known as ABB Ability Safety Plus for hoists, The Platform is composed of three solutions: Safety Plus Hoist Monitor(SPHM), Safety Plus Brake System(SPBS), and Safety Plus Hoist Protector(SPHP).
The Platform provides the first SIL3 fully-certified mine hoist solutions, enabling the highest level of safety on the market. In order to be assigned a SIL(Safety Integrity Level) rating, a hoist control and safety system needs to be designed from the ground up according to IEC 62061 functional safety standards. The platform also offers a range of customer benefits, including best-in-class reliability, and easy (plug and play) integration into exiting hoist systems.
3. Autonomous and remote controlled vessel operation with ABB Ability Marine Pilot:
Autonomous and remote control technologies make ship operations safer and more efficient by enhancing situational awareness, as well as automating navigational decision making and control tasks. Such technologies can be applied to any vessel, eg, wind turbine installation vessels, cruise ships, ferries and tugs, thereby providing benefits such as detection of a wide range of obstacles, collision avoidance and dynamic positioning capabilities.
In April 2021, ABB in collaboration with Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine successfully conducted South Asia’s first Remote joystick control of a tugboat in the Port of Singapore, one of the world’s busiest seaports with over 130,000 vessels calling annually. The 32 m harbour tugboat was operated from a shore command centre located at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Maritime Innovation Lab using an integrated solution based on the ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision, Provided the augmented view of the vessel’s surroundings, while ABB ability Marine Pilot Control System allowed the operator to control the vessel via joystick.
PRECISE AUTOMATION AND CONTROL PVT LTD BOASTS A WIDE ARRAY OF INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS WITH ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION MARKET LEADER ABB SINCE 1999.
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