ABB introduces world’s first digital distribution transformer to GCC countries

ABB AbilityTM based transformers to facilitate better asset management while enhancing reliability and optimizing costs

ABB announced the introduction of TXpertTM -- the world’s first digital distribution transformer – in GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries at the 2018 Middle East Electricity international trade show at the Dubai World Trade Centre on March 6th, 2018. The TXpert was originally released in 2017 and is now commercially available for GCC countries.

ABB developed a digital distribution transformer to meet the needs of today’s evolving grid. Many new and distributed sources of energy call for more flexibility  and are driving the need for greater digitalization and automation.

The TXpert digital distribution transformer provides intelligence to maximize reliability, optimize operating and maintenance costs and manage the asset more efficiently. This latest innovation builds on the ABB Ability™ digital offering that uses cloud computing and connected devices to generate actionable data for a broad range of customers. This product is the first of its kind to integrate sensing technology directly into the transformer during the manufacturing process, resulting in higher accuracy.

Using ABB’s focused factories, including manufacturing sites dedicated to GCC countries, the TXpert leverages ABB’s transformer experience and digital technology expertise. This innovation provides direct support for our local customers’ needs for real-time information and a more reliable distribution grid.

Critical data collected from TXpert’s sensors is stored and analyzed within the transformer, offering insights on how it is operating. This gives utilities, industries and installations, like data centers, vital information to make key decisions on the operation and maintenance of their transformers. These cost-saving benefits support activities like scheduling of maintenance, optimizing system performance and planned asset replacement.

“With the integration of renewables, the grid is becoming more complex and requires an advanced distribution transformer. The TXpert digital distribution transformer was developed to address these changing industry requirements,” said Mostafa AlGuezeri, Managing Director of ABB in the United Arab Emirates and Gulf countries, adding, “We are excited to launch the world’s first digital distribution transformer to the Middle East market, which is making rapid progress in transforming its energy landscape.”

To find out more about ABB digital transformer solutions, ABB experts will be present (Stand H4.D20) at Middle East Electricity, March 6-8, at the Dubai World Trade Center, UAE.

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