Medium voltage distribution equipment could easily operate many years and still being in good conditions if installed in suitable environments and properly maintained. Life can be additionally extended by performing service retrofit and revamping activities. Moreover specific improvement actions allow also getting the best performances from old switchgear and modular substation packages.
The real challenge lies in implementing the right action at the right time. ABB can support asset managers to take care of the actual condition of the equipment and define the new features for fulfilling today and future requirements. Main focus areas are linked to safety, monitoring, diagnostic, automation, remote control and new Standards compliance.
ABB’s equipment assessment has a modular structure, allowing the level of investigation and solutions implemented to be adapted to a customer’s specific needs and their respective budget.