ABB solutions equip sports infrastructure in Rio de Janeiro


ABB has many products integrated within Rio de Janeiro’s sports infrastructure, built to hold sporting events and leisure in the city. Without ABB as one of the equipment suppliers for large lighting networks and power supply at the Deodoro Sports Complex (Complexo Esportivo Deodoro), as well as facilities in Copacabana, Barra da Tijuca, the sambadrome, and the stadia Maracanã and Maracanãzinho, finding Gold, Silver or Bronze in Rio would be made that much harder.

Among the cutting-edge solutions are low-voltage products, such as switchgear, surge protection devices (SPDs) and an ACS880 single drive, all contributing to power security and reliability of the infrastructure. For the current canoeing stadium that will eventually be transformed into a public swimming pool, the main purpose of the ACS880 is to control the pump system that simulates waves and the natural flow of a river. This, provides greater energy savings and reduces waste. Another advantage of the drive, designed to have a long useful life in harsh environmental conditions, is to control the speed and reduce vibration, mechanical wear and shocks to the hydraulic pump. 

Security is also guaranteed by the easy installation and maintenance of industrial plugs and sockets, which have a unique cable entry system and an open format without screws, which prevents electrical accidents. Other facilities at the sports athletics circuit also received ABB products, such as circuit breaker families Tmax XT and Nexus. The Tmax equipment are certified internationally, offering great reliability and can be used in measurement and power distribution in addition to motor and generator protection. Developed and manufactured in Brazil, according to the IEC 61557-12 standard, the multi-meter Nexus II has an innovative LED display for easy visualization and keyboard for selection and configuration of the equipment.

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