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7.Streamlining Control system Engineering:
ABB Adaptive Execution allows software engineering to be performed in a virtualized cloud-based engineering to be performed in a virtualized cloud-based engineering environment, using a continuous modular configuration and testing methodology conducted with simulation models. In this approach, software is more thoroughly tested before deployment-which reduces expensive site based commissioning-and remote acceptance testing is enabled.
ABB Adaptive Execution exploits System 800xA Select I/O, the foundation for new project execution streamlining methodologies that reduce costs and shorten schedules in digital control system(DCS) projects: xStream Commissioning and xStream Engineering.
System 800xA Select I/O mounted in standardized remote field enclosures known as Smart Junction Boxes are used to significantly reduce the cost and time associated with connecting hundreds of field devices to the system 800xA DCS I/O system. Instead of routing the field device cabling via specific junction boxes to a, possibly distant, marshaling cabinet, they can simply be connected through a single home-run cable to a free Select I/O channel in the nearest Smart Junction Box. Once so connected , the System 800xA Ethernet I/O Field kit is used to perform automatic loop checks, reducing verification effort. This streamlining is referred to as xStream Commissioning.
8.Energy storage system for mass transportation:
Energy storage systems are becoming an integral part of electric vehicles in both road and rail transport, and will play a key role in the transition towards energy efficient mobility. To address this need, ABB has developed the BORDLINE Energy Storage System(ESS), a powerful and modular lithium-ion battery based energy storage system designed for use in rail, road and off-road vehicles used for mass transportation.
The batteries used in mass transportation applications like railways, buses and mining trucks must have high power charging capabilities, a long lifetime to endure continuous use, and a high inherent safety level, which requires a specialized and robust solution.
The BORDLINE ESS battery modules are highly standardized and can be connected in series to form a modular battery pack. Multiple packs can be connected in parallel according to the needs of the application. Series connection of modules is realized with insulated quick coupling power connectors and with a wired serial bus between the modules and the master control unit. The modular battery design allows easy scalability in terms of installed energy and allows mechanical integration either on the roof, in the machine roof or under the floor of the vehicle. The standardized, yet versatile, modular design is not only flexible to configure but also enhances availability and safety and enables faster service.
9. Golden batch analytics produce consistent top quality:
One area where Big Data can be exploited to significant improvements is the batch process industry. Batch processes, though are complex, dynamic and nonlinear, which often makes them tough to control and troubleshoot. Accordingly, ABB, in collaboration with experienced end users at a pilot customer, has developed ABB Ability BatchInsight, a process operator support system. ABB Ability BatchInsight uses historical data to learn the expected behaviour of the batch process under nominal conditions and build a statistical “golden batch” model, which is then used as a reference for the batch currently under production. Online multiway principal component analysis (MPCA) of process data can then, in real time, detect evolving abnormalities and generate alarms. The relevant process variables are isolated so the operator can undertake corrective action and analyze the reasons for the failure. In this way, the operator can reduce off-specification product and energy consumption and increase productivity.