none
none

Safer switchgear for electrical workers

31-08-2010
by 
in 
Safer switchgear for electrical workers

Leading power and automation technology group ABB has enhanced its substation switchgear module design to improve safety in mining and industrial operations.

Enhancements to the PASS (Plug and Switch System) range of high voltage hybrid switchgear modules for substations will ensure better protection for people working with high voltage equipment.

The new module is designed to improve safety for operators and electrical maintenance workers by ensuring that high voltage (HV) equipment in substations can be isolated, earthed and locked out safely and securely.

ABB’s PASS Hybrid modules are now available with an innovative mechanical key interlocking system, which ensures it can only be switched in the correct operating sequence. The modules can also be isolated and earthed remotely before personnel enter the substation to perform maintenance tasks.

Once inside the substation, operators are then able to perform a simple, error-free, mechanical operating procedure which is carried out at ground level ensuring that the equipment is isolated, earthed and locked out safely and securely.

PASS is a family of compact, prefabricated high voltage modules for substations, providing the flexibility to incorporate the functions of circuit breaker, disconnector and earthing switch and instrumentation current/voltage transformers.

It is a 72kV-420kV hybrid version of air-insulated switchgear (AIS) and gas insulated switchgear (GIS), which is manufactured in ABB’s factory in Lodi, Italy. The compact module can save up to 60 percent space when compared to conventional substations and possesses a major benefit in extension and/or refurbishment projects. 

ABB Australia Pty Ltd
Ph: 1300 782 527 
 

Related news & editorials

  1. 14.02.2018
    14.02.2018
    by      In
    Available now from Roobuck, Knuffi is a world-class German-made warning and bumper guard protection system that improves safety in a wide range of industrial applications, both indoors and outdoors.
    Knuffi has been in operation for more than 40 years, and its laboratory has developed a high-... Read More
  2. 12.02.2018
    12.02.2018
    by      In
    On 23rd and 24th May 2018, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will host Australia’s biggest and brightest minds in health and safety for the inaugural Workplace Health & Safety Show 2018, a new event showcasing the cutting edge of the safety world.
    An unmissable event bringing together... Read More
  3. Workplace traffic management
    08.02.2018
    08.02.2018
    by      In
    The interaction between pedestrians and vehicles in the workplace presents a major WH&S hazard. Until now there has been very little legislation relating to the subject.
    Safe Work Australia has published a general guide on traffic management, together with specific guides for aspects such as... Read More
  4. RS Pro Workwear
    25.01.2018
    25.01.2018
    by      In
    RS Components has expanded its PPE clothing portfolio with the addition of more than 500 new items to its RS Pro range and more than 100 garments from the popular workwear brand, Snickers.
    The new RS Pro high-quality range has been developed to offer maximum performance combined with maximum cost... Read More