ABB guide to improving car park ventilation and saving energy

Although UK car demand may be falling, the need for parking spaces remains as high as ever. Town centre parking space is at a premium, so car park operators are finding ways to fit cars into smaller spaces. Improving car park ventilation has an important part to play both by improving air quality and saving […]

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How circuit breaker selectivity ensures power availability

Circuit breakers in a distribution system will trip in the event of a fault and protect the cables. Circuit breaker selectivity ensures coordination between protective devices so that when faults occur, power continues to all other parts of the electrical installation. The use of circuit breakers has grown as they enable swift identification of the […]

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High short circuit capacity panels optimised by innovative controls

A short circuit in a power distribution board can cause immense damage to the equipment and shutdown processes for weeks. This is important as OEMs and panel builders need to consider short circuit capacity for industrial operations while using less energy and space. According to Schneider Electric, more customers are asking for control and electrical […]

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A better understanding of miniature circuit breakers (MCBs)

  Before miniature circuit breakers, fuse distribution boards provided cable protection for electrical circuits. They worked well and continue in use for some applications. The biggest drawback was that in the event of an overcurrent or short circuit, the fuses needed replacing. Furthermore, it took time to find the electrical engineer and meant a wide […]

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VSD payback periods tumble as electricity prices rise

  In 2021, the installation of ABB VSDs to improve energy efficiency provided a payback period of three years. This was acceptable as the savings would continue through the life of the installation. However, recent electricity price increases mean that for Severn Trent Water (STW) VSD payback periods tumble. STW is saving 15,000 kWh annually […]

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