ABB Ability Circuit Breaker Upgrade for MV
The VD4 Digitup modernization solution makes any existing medium voltage switchgear ABB digital compliant.
VD4 Digitup combines the latest medium voltage circuit-breaker with sensors and IEC 61850 based Relion® protection relays. The scope of this solution is switchgear modernization with the implementation of IEC 61850 station and process bus.
- Permanent supervision of all analog and digital data on the process bus enables optimized maintenance and fast actions in case of failures
- IEC 61850 standard compliance enables efficient system upgrade in the future.
- Asset management is ensured with second-by-second analysis of circuit breakers performance.
- The system is cyber secure.
- Electrical shock risk is reduced by substituting copper wires with fiber cables.
- Consumption and dissipation reductions support energy efficiency programs.
- Any existing panel can be completely modernized regardless of the age, design and brand, becoming ABB digital compliant.
- VD4 Digitup allows a quick and easy implemention into a truly digital switchgear also when the panel designs are not set for the application.
- VD4 Digitup is a core enabler to increase flexibility, efficiency, safety, productivity and reliability for plant operators and to lower cost of operation.