ABB is digitalising breakers and switchgear to drive predictive maintenance says Nader Tahan

Nader Tahan, Products Marketing Director, Gulf and Pakistan, Electrification Distribution Solutions, ABB talks to Arun Shankar, Editor GEC Media Group about ABB’s digitalisation initiative around AI and analytics. This covers medium and low voltage switch gear, monitoring and diagnostic of equipment leading to predictive maintenance. ABB has launched monitoring and diagnostic of the breaker and the breaker is the centre of the medium voltage switchgear. Sensor technology is now embedded inside the breaker for detecting mechanical, thermal, electrical data within the switch gear network itself. ABB’s algorithms are built into the CPU to give analytical data required to predict future maintenance now or later. This can help reduce the Opex cost. Hardware and software integration is made easy by ABB allowing digitalisation at a future stage.

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