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Housemaster consumer unit: ABB low voltage equipment installed at the redevelopment of Highbury Stadium

ABB’s low voltage technology is helping to offer improved facilities and enhanced flexibility for the new residents of ‘The Stadium - Highbury Square’ – a collection of contemporary studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments set within the Art Deco surroundings of Arsenal Football Club’s old stadium - Highbury. The former football stadium, currently being transformed into 711 high-specification studios, will be protected by ABB’s Housemaster consumer units, alongside three Protecta mains ... [more]

Heinemann: Rowe Hankins founder takes a step back from the driving seat

Toni Hankins, Rowe Hankins' founder, has taken a step back from the driving seat earlier this month when he became executive chairman. In a busy career, Toni has taken his circuit breaker and safety systems business from a back bedroom to a £5 million turnover, 60 employee business, with world wide connections. In 1984 Toni launched into the UK the Heinemann range of hydraulic magnetic circuit breakers from Switzerland. These high integrity breakers are designed for precise protection without... [more]

Home-Icon Color TouchScreen controller: Intelligent Lighting Controls for Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities

A hospital’s primary mission is to provide seamless 24-hour/365-day treatment to patients – frequently in critical condition and extreme pain. Reliable and appropriate lighting control systems are essential in all areas of the modern hospital, and must offer centralized system architecture, multi-point programming and switching, the ability to operate with all types of standard and specialized lamps, as well as robust operation, ease of maintenance and superb product support. There are many t... [more]

High Integrity Dual RCD split load unit: 17th edition requires to use RCDs on many more circuits than currently specified under the 16th edition

The 17th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations, BS 7671: 2008 was issued on January 1st 2008 with the intention that it will take effect on 1st July 2008. Until the end of June 2008, installations can be completed to either 16th or 17th editions, but after this six-month transition period, every electrical installation will need to be designed, installed, inspected, tested and certified according to these new regulations. The 17th Edition is restructured compared to the present 16th Edition a... [more]

HVDC high-voltage direct current station: ABB valves and control system components improve 750-MW grid interconnection in China

ABB has won orders worth $8-million from the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) to deliver valve and control system components to the Lingbao extension project, located on the border between the provinces Henan and Shanxi in central China. The Lingbao II extension project will expand the existing asynchronous interconnection at the Lingbao back-to-back HVDC (high-voltage, direct current) station by an additional 750 MW (megawatts). “This extension project will increase the possibilitie... [more]

HVDC high-voltage direct current converter stations: ABB wins $170m to supply two HVDC converter stations in Sweden and Finland

ABB has announced it has won a contract worth $170 million from Svenska Kraftnät and Fingrid Oyj, the transmission system operators in Sweden and Finland. ABB will supply two HVDC (high-voltage, direct current) converter stations for the Fenno-Skan 2 power link. The converter stations will be part of an 800-MW (megawatt) extension of the existing 550-MW Fenno-Skan 1 link, delivered by ABB in 1989. ABB will use its state-of-the-art HVDC technology and equipment. “ABB’s HVDC technology will ... [more]

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