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ABB Contact 1/13 South Gulf and Pakistan Issue
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ABB has been in the energy business for 120 years. Using energy more efficiently will not only contribute the lion's share of emissions reductions needed, it is arguably the most sustainable and cheapest way to reduce emissions and address global energy security. Energy- efficient systems can pay for themselves in energy saving, sometimes within months, and further reduce operation and maintenance costs in the long term. Plug in to this issue to understand how we help customers squeeze the most value from each unit of energy they use.

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ABB Contact 1/13 South Gulf and Pakistan Issue

  1. 1. 1 | 13 contact The customer magazine of ABB in India, Middle East & AfricaEnergy efficiency – doing morewith lessWhy energy efficiency? 06Using energy more efficiently is critical to business and national competitivenessABB solves 100-year-old electrical engineering puzzle 16New technology to enable future DC grid
  2. 2. Contents 19 Another European port goes green Shore-to-ship solution for Ystad port in Sweden06 Why energy efficiency? Using energy more efficiently is critical to 10 Saving energy at world’s largest sugar refinery 16 business and national competitiveness A combination of design, engineering and drives boosted production of refined sugar ABB solves 100-year-old electrical engineering puzzle by 1,000 tons per day and helped energy New technology to enable future DC grid savings contact 1|13 Dear friends, I am delighted to be writing to you in my transmission and flexible AC transmission are some examples. Our high-efficiency News 15 Water flow meter wins industry award ABB has been recognized at the 2012 H2O new capacity as CEO of ABB in Southern motors, drives, control systems, energy 04 Expanding the Saudi power grid awards for its AquaMaster3™ device Gulf (UAE, Qatar, Oman) and Pakistan. management systems, lighting solutions, World-class learning zone opens in Middle I am looking forward to applying my experience of nearly 20 years with ABB, turbochargers and charging solutions all make energy go much further. East 05 Solar technology displayed at industry For a better world the last 14 of those as CEO of ABB in forum 18 Green transformers power up a South Africa and Southern Africa, for the In this issue of Contact we have for you, Energy efficiency displayed at ADIPEC sustainable future benefit of our customers in the region. interesting news and views on the hot ABB has developed Green-R-Trafo™ platform, I hope to be meeting many of you in the near future and I look forward to topic of energy efficiency – doing the same amount of work with less energy, Energy efficiency to reduce energy consumption and increase transformer efficiency by lowering transformer learning more about your challenges and or doing more work with the same 11 Taking the motor world by storm losses opportunities. amount of energy – our aim is to help ABB’s synchronous reluctance motor and Carlos Pone Talking of years and experience, did our customers squeeze the most value from each unit of energy they use. drive voted Europe’s automation product of the year Product newsCountry Manager and Chief you know that ABB has been in the 12 University lighting solution wins 20 Just launched Executive Officer ABB in Southern energy business for over 120 years! Our Welcome to the world of energy efficiency international award What’s in the basket of new product offerings?Gulf and Pakistan technologies are used along the entire – the alternative fuel! Energy-efficient lighting and heat protection for energy value chain, from the extraction of resources and their transformation into Best regards, an eight-square-kilometer campus 13 Cutting the cost of wastewater treatment In focus electricity, liquefied natural gas or refined MV drives reduce energy consumption by 22 Innovative marine propulsion petroleum products, to their efficient use more than 1 million kilowatt-hours a year Breaking the ice in industry, transportation and buildings. 14 Increasing productivity at oil tank farm Our optimization solutions, network Carlos Pone in UAE management solutions, high voltage DC Efficiency of pumps for quick oil handling boosts productivity of Vopak Horizon Fujairah Contact 3|  1 2 • Customer news magazine from ABB • copyright 2012 • web: www.abb.com • email: contactmagazine@in.abb.com • Publisher: ABB Group Limited• Layout: Shilahar Associates, Bangalore, India2 contact 1| 13 contact 1 | 13 3
  3. 3. News NewsExpanding the Saudi In brief Solar technology displayed at industry forumpower grid Improving grid reliability in Oman An electricity distribution company has awarded ABB a contract worth $7million to improve the availability and quality of electricity. The contract from Mazoon includes a Network Manager SCADA system, 90 outdoor multiple remote terminal units (RTUs) on a turnkey basis. Interfaces for 33/11 kV substations and the supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA) are included to control and monitor electricity supplies. SCADA will cover the South Batinah, Dakhliyah Within six hours, the earth receives more PV solutions directly convert solar and Sharqiyah governorates. energy from the sun than humankind power to electricity at a maximum yield consumes within a year, according to throughout the day and at all levels of the Desertec Foundation. Determined to global irradiation. Ramesh Trikkadi, sales Riding the metro turn this latent potential into the Middle and marketing manager, renewables, Power East’s energetic future, ABB presented its Generation and Water Utilities, UAE, spokeOrders, worth around $170 million, were faithful every year. The substation deploys urban areas. Saudi Arabia has among the innovative solar technology at the Arabian about dedicated solar solutions. “As one ofbooked to execute substation projects for our compact and robust gas-insulated highest residential electricity consumption Power and Water Forum (APWF) in Dubai, the pioneers of the PV industry, ABB hasthe Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), the switchgear (GIS) technology, and will be in the world. The country is executing United Arab Emirates (UAE.) extensive and thorough global expertise,country’s national power transmission and accommodated in a multi-storied building. an ambitious Ninth Development Plan Key government and industry figures providing competitive solutions. This hasdistribution operator. Its considerably smaller footprint is ideally (2010-2014) aimed at raising its installed met to discuss and generate strategies enabled the development of increasingly The design, supply, installation and suited to tight spaces. power generation capacity by more than crucial in the development of a sustainable efficient and constantly optimized integratedcommissioning of a substation will help International Monetary Fund (IMF) 20 gigawatts (GW) to reach around 72 water-energy balance. Concentrated Solar solutions and also an exhaustive portfoliomeet the increased demand for electricity estimates population increase from 28 GW by 2014. Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) both diversification,” he said.in and around the central pilgrimage area million to approximately 37 million by For more information: www.abb.com/substations On his visit to India, Group CEO, display efficiency leadership for high Direct For more information: www.abb.com/solarof Makkah, which hosts millions of the 2020, with nearly 85 percent living in Joe Hogan caught a ride in the Normal Irradiation (DNI) regions. pride of Bangalore, the newly started metro service from MGWorld-class learning zone opens in Road to Byapanahalli. Earlier this year, the Bangalore Metro project Energy efficiency displayed at ADIPECMiddle East team from ABB received an award from BMRCL for successfully The latest ABB technology available for completing one million safe the oil and gas industry was on show at man-hours. the Abu Dhabi International PetroleumThe learning zone, based in the iconic Middle East and Africa. Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) in theHQ building in Abu Dhabi, United Arab The facility will be used by Emiratis and United Arab Emirates (UAE.) The productsEmirates (UAE) is set over 1,000 square other stakeholders, bringing knowledge and Investing in India displayed can save costs and boost assetmeters and showcases ABB’s products, expertise under one roof and demonstrating performance by 6 percent.services and solutions. H E Sheikh Nahyan our commitment to securing deep roots To help customers access Our technology is used across the entireBin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher and investment in the UAE’s future. technology at more competitive oil and gas value chain, serving exploration,Education and Scientific Research formally “On completion of courses, engineers prices, ABB is investing in local production, marine supply, transport and gas industry and demonstrated its keyopened the center. and operators will gain valuable knowledge, production of gas-insulated (GIS) support functions. The display included technology and capabilities. Extending “This facility provides a special which will in turn improve effectiveness and and hybrid switchgear (PASS), and the Static Var Compensator (SVC), asset life and reducing operationalenvironment for customers and other efficiency, helping customers to increase distribution transformers in Gujarat. active filters, platform electrification, expenditure is key to any industry – assetskey stakeholders from across the Middle productivity, efficiency and safety of their The facility will be operational in AC500 PLC, ACS800-38 low harmonic not performing at their peak consume moreEast. They can choose from 180 courses processes,” said Frank Duggan. 2013. drives and ACS800 drives, ACS2000 MV energy and require more expenditure,” saidled by knowledgeable employees across To book courses call training center manager, drives, synchronous reluctance motor, Bjarne Andre Asheim, regional manager,multiple disciplines and products,” said Jalal Jihazi, 00971 24938562 the arc guard system and the interactive Oil, Gas and Petrochemical, Middle East.Frank Duggan, Head of Global Markets For more information: www.abb.com/abbuniversity collaboration table. For more information: www.abb.com/oilandgasand Region Manager for ABB in India, “We are committed to the oil and4 contact 1| 13 contact 1 | 13 5
  4. 4. Energy efficiency Energy efficiencyWhy energyefficiency?Using energy more efficiently is critical tobusiness and national competitiveness.It’s also the fastest, most effective way toprotect our environment by breaking thelink between economic development andclimate change.W e have been in the energy Nine percent of all the electricity business for over 120 years generated worldwide is lost in transmission and ABB technologies are and distribution. Flexible AC transmission used along the entire energy systems (FACTS) enable more power tovalue chain, from the extraction of resources travel over existing networks, which isand their transformation into electricity, critical in dense urban areas.liquefied natural gas or refined petroleum And, ABB high voltage direct currentproducts, to their efficient end use in (HVDC) electrical transmission and Mechanical hoist drum at Totten mine, Sudbury,industry, transportation and buildings. high-efficiency power and distribution Ontario, Canada – equipped with energy- efficient drives from ABB transformers reduce power losses over Improving energy efficiency has the we have learned that energy savings of 5Utilities great distances. This can help integrate to 35 percent can often be created. Power generation is by far the largest renewable energy from remote locations clearest impact on saving money,energy consuming industry. The efficiency into the grid, or to bring reliable electricity improving business results, and Transportationvaries widely with the fuel and technology to remote mines or offshore platforms. delivering more services for consumers. Innovations for shippingused: in traditional coal-fired plants, only Around 90 percent of world trade isabout 35 percent of fuel consumed is Industry The UN global initiative on Sustainable carried by some 70,000 vessels that makeconverted into electricity. Just six process industries account Energy for All up the international shipping industry. Fuel In addition to high conversion losses, for two-thirds of the global final energy accounts for 30-40 percent of the cost ofpower plants consume on average, 5 consumption: iron and steel, oil and gas, running a cruise ship and between 50-60percent of the electricity they generate. chemical and petrochemicals, non-metallic 2011, the global installed base of ABB percent for most merchant vessels. ABB’sUsing sophisticated control systems and minerals, pulp and paper, and non-ferrous variable speed drives saved some 310 Azipod®, the world’s first rotating propulsionenergy-efficient equipment can reduce metals. Despite significant improvements million megawatt-hours of electricity, the device, fitted to the outside of a ship’s hull,energy consumption by 10 to 30 percent. through energy efficiency, there is still room equivalent of the annual power consumption is now installed on half of all cruise liners We also address thermal energy for ways, which complement rather than of 75 million EU households. built over the past two decades, reducingefficiency of boilers – by automating their change production processes in energy- 2) Through our experts, who help energy consumption of open-water vesselsfuture efficiency, one chemical plant was intensive industries. customers understand where and how they by 5 to 15 percent.able to realize $300,000 in energy savings We help customers improve efficiency use energy, and then identify and implement ABB’s experts have worked on someacross four boilers, as well as improved in two ways: opportunities for improvement. Over ten 3,000 marine automation and controlperformance, from a $75,000 investment. 1) Through leading technologies: In years of experience in many industries, systems around the world, which are6 contact 1| 13 contact 1 | 13 7
  5. 5. Energy efficiency Energy efficiency operated by Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s national rail operator, cutting energy by at Interview least 12 percent. This is the first project worldwide involving the exchange of high- speed train converters while leaving all other components of the traction chain Energy efficiency as a and all interfaces unchanged. sustainable, competitive Buildings By 2050 there will be 4.5 billion people in cities around the world, creating an advantage urgent need for infrastructure. Old buildings offer room for improvement, while modern buildings house energy-intensive data Why is energy efficiency such a hot operational benefits. For example, Jim Kelly, head of ABBs global centers and sophisticated air conditioning topic today? improperly tuned boilers not only waste energy efficiency initiative, discusses the potential and the challenges of energy systems. It’s high on the radar of countries energy, but they are often unable to efficiency. ABB’s intelligent building control system, and industries alike because energy respond quickly to changes in steam based on the KNX global open standard, is is increasingly one of our greatest demand – this can hurt product quality increasing efficiency in thousands of new challenges. Security of energy supply and reduce plant throughput. investment, and for management to and existing buildings in more than 60 is a very real problem, from generation have confidence that they will reap the countries, enabling customers to reduce shortfalls to unreliable power So are a lot of companies intended savings. energy consumption by about 50 percent, quality. Businesses in locations with embracing these technologies? with a payback period of between one comparatively high energy prices are We see a big disconnect between How can companies overcome and five years. Three ABB i-bus® KNX- finding it more and more difficult to recognition and action. In an ABB- these obstacles? equipped buildings in Singapore, including compete in a global marketplace. commissioned global survey of top More and more we see operating the region headquarters of Xilinx, Applied At the same time, the world has industrial executives, while about 90 companies turning to partnersDual hoist ship-to-shore cranes – Busan, South Materials Inc, and the Singapore National become intensely aware that we percent acknowledged that energy like ABB who are equally fluent inKorea Library, have won prestigious BCA Green can’t continue meeting the challenge efficiency will be a critical success technology on the plant floor and cash supported and maintained by experts at Mark Platinum awards from the Building of secure, affordable energy only by factor for their business in the flows in the board room. For example, 22 marine service centers. and Construction Authority for their energy adding new carbon-based thermal coming decades, only 40 percent financing is often a critical hurdle and We are also developing a complete suite efficiency. generation capacity. Industrial energy had invested in energy efficiency in requires new approaches such as of software products, known as Smart Annual consumption for heating and efficiency doesn’t command the the past three years and only a performance-based contracts that will Marine Integration (SMI), to monitor, control ventilation can be cut by as much as 45 media attention of solar power or third had undertaken a plant-wide pay for improvements out of operating and optimize every energy consumption percent using very simple methods, such electric cars, but it is a workhorse for energy audit. expenses instead of CAPEX. process during vessel operation. Some as individual room temperature control, tackling climate change. These contracts can include components of it are already available and combined with moderately reducing the How do you account for this gap? guaranteed savings metrics to Finland-based Viking Line, has selected room temperature, or heating control based Are the technologies to create this It really comes down to a lack reduce performance risk. In today’s ABB’s energy management system for a on the outdoor temperature. savings already available? of facts and resources. Many lean operating environment, many new ultra-energy-efficient passenger vessel High-efficiency motors and the Yes. There are a slew of manufacturers simply don’t have manufacturers of course know their that will have almost zero GHG emissions. alternating current (AC) drives used to automation and power solutions transparency as to where and how processes well, but in many cases control them offer further efficiencies as that are well proven. It’s not just the their energy is used, preventing dont have the experts to identify Keeping rail energy usage on track motors consume about 40 percent of a technical features – there is ample optimization. In addition, other and implement energy efficiency Rail is seeing renewed interest as a building’s electricity, and AC drives can evidence of the business benefits. priorities such as quality, productivity improvements themselves. Therefore, sustainable and energy-efficient form of reduce energy consumption in these Naturally there are cost savings, but and safety improvements also place to have a partner who can take you transport, capable of reducing congestion, applications by as much as 80 percent. in addition, companies who learn to demands on both human and capital through the full cycle of identification, emissions and noise. do more while using less energy are resources resulting in energy efficiency evaluation and implementation can We supply components for both rail Putting it all together more competitive overall and enjoy improvements being relegated down often be the difference between a infrastructure and rolling stock, and are Many technologies that improve enhanced reputation. the priority list. worthy project sitting dusty on a shelf, one of very few independent suppliers to energy efficiency are readily available. We’ve also found that, improving This lack of information makes it or realizing meaningful, sustainable offer a complete traction package to rolling However, often, the greatest potential for energy efficiency often provides difficult to build the business case for savings. stock manufacturers. We have solutions savings often lies in the gaps between to transfer power efficiently from grids production processes and functional silos to railways. Our regenerative braking – manufacturing, facilities management, systems capture and store energy that maintenance and support processes such the greatest business benefits, and then For more information: would otherwise be lost, and high-efficiency as electrification, compressed air, steam ensuring their successful implementation. www.abb.com/energyefficiency turbochargers boost the performance of and water. This improved ‘energy transparency’ also diesel engines. For this reason, ABB advocates helps build the business case for future In just 13 months we developed a new a holistic approach – understanding efficiency investments, creating a process traction converter to refurbish the first where and how energy is used so you for continuous improvement much like fleet of high-speed InterCityExpress trains can prioritize projects which will bring those for quality and operational excellence.8 contact 1| 13 contact 1 | 13 9
  6. 6. Energy efficiency Energy efficiency Taking the motor world by storm ABB’s synchronous reluctance motor and drive packages continue to raise interest eleven months after being voted Europe’s automation product of the year. ABBs multi-drive system enables 22 percent energy savings in sugar production processSaving energy at world’slargest sugar refinery H igh output SynRM motors (theA combination of design, engineering and drives boosted production of refined motor on the right in the image Temperature scans from a thermal imaging camera above) provide the same outputsugar by 1,000 tons per day and helped energy savings by 22 percent. as traditional induction motorsA (the motor on the left in the image above) n upgrade of the design, deceleration to be fed back into the supply introduced and subsequent regenerative that are up to two frame sizes larger – engineering and supply of ABB system. braking, 20-25 percent of the motor energy thus, enabling smaller, lighter and more variable frequency drives (VFDs) used during acceleration was recovered. cost-efficient pump and fan installations. in 2011, substantially increased New technology increases productivity And, as they provide double the powerthe production capacity at Al Khaleej Sugar “Previously the centrifuges were Regenerative drives are key of an induction motor of the same size,(AKS), in Jebel Ail, Dubai. completing 22-24 cycles per hour, but the A multi-drive system was designed this enables increased flow without the Cane sugar granules are melted and new technology enables up to 30 cycles to meet motoring and regenerative cycle need to mechanically modify the system Induction rotor Synchronous reluctance rotorconcentrated to massecuite, which is per hour. This means we can produce up requirements operating 365 days a year. to accept a larger motor.separated into fine sugar granules by to 7000 tons per day (TPD), the figure This system comprised three parallel High output SynRM motors are also morecentrifugal machines. Variable frequency before was 5,000-6,000 TPD. There is also operated Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor energy-efficient, with 10-20 percent lower an innovative rotor design that has neither “The first SynRM high output motordrives with common direct current (DC) bus less power lost. Before, the centrifuges (IGBT) supply units and 14 inverters to run energy losses than those of IE2 induction magnets nor cage, thus virtually eliminating and drive packages are now available forare the most reliable and efficient control consumed 0.952 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per our premium efficiency motors. motors, thus, providing a commercially rotor losses and giving the motor a uniquely pump and fan applications,” says Lindamethod. They contribute to minimum ton of massecuite, which has been reduced A complete drive system was integrated competitive alternative to traditional and cool operating temperature. Stenman, ABB product manager for drives.electrical equipment installations, lowest quite significantly to 0.75 kWh per ton of by our channel partner, Blouden Control other new motor technologies. This in turn reduces the temperature Later we will see the launch of SynRMenergy consumption and negligible impact massecuite. This equates to a 22 percent System from Dubai, UAE – the only partner of the bearings and extends their service packages designed for IE4 super-premiumon the power grid. energy saving,” said L Chenna Krishnan, in the Middle East to integrate the ABB How is all this possible? life and maintenance intervals. As about efficiency levels that offer even more choice VFDs control the number of cycles per Deputy General Manager, Refinery, AKS. multi-drive system. “The SynRM integrates the best of two 70 percent of motor failures are related to to variable speed motor users.”hour and increase the production capacity Centrifugals were driven by single- For more information: worlds,” says Ari Tammi, ABB product bearings, the lower bearing temperature For more information: www.abb.com/motorsby 20 percent. ABBs latest multi-drive speed fixed frequency induction motors, www.abb.com/energyefficiency manager for motors. “It combines the can prevent unplanned motor stoppages,and new process performance motors considered inefficient. To increase efficiency, performance and efficiency of permanent thereby increasing motor availability andreplaced the existing Samistar drive. two-speed motors were developed to magnet technology with the simplicity, reliability. Fitted with a non-regenerative drive, the allow the low speed winding to regenerate cost-efficiency and service-friendliness of Not surprisingly, the new SynRM hascentrifugals have high energy consumption from spin to half speed. This recovered induction motors.” generated major market interest, winningand during braking, produce a lot of energy 10 percent of the motor energy used From the outside, the SynRM looks like Europe’s foremost automation award atas heat. Our company adopted regenerative during acceleration, spinning, discharging a conventional induction motor. But on the the SPS IPC Drives Fair in Germany indrives, allowing the energy produced during and feeding. Three-speed motors were inside, it is nothing like it, instead it uses November 2011.10 contact 1| 13 contact 1 | 13 11
  7. 7. Energy efficiency Energy efficiency Cutting the cost of wastewater treatment An award-winning ABB MV drive has reduced energy consumption at a US wastewater treatment plant by more than 1 million kilowatt-hours a year. T he ACS 2000 medium voltage time monitoring and diagnostics of the variable speed drive was drive via a wall-mounted PC connected installed in July 2011 and has to the telephone line. achieved some remarkable Once the ACS 2000 was installed, results within its first year of operation at the power consumption of the aeration the City of Beloit Water Pollution Control blower system dropped by more than Facility (WPCF) in Wisconsin, United 30 percent and total plant energy Lighting the largest women’s university in the world States. consumption by 15 percent, which is The facility treats an average of 5.5University lighting solution million gallons (20.8 million liters) of wastewater a day from the city’s 37,000 inhabitants, as well as industrial wastewins international award from local businesses and biological waste from food processing plants. Like many wastewater treatment plants, Beloit uses a conventionalA winning ABB solution for the new Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University in activated sludge process for treating the wastewater. At the heart of thisRiyadh, Saudi Arabia, provides energy-efficient lighting and heat protection across process are the aeration basins in whichan eight-square-kilo meter campus. microorganisms break down the organicT matter in the wastewater. These bacteria he solution was named winner With strong sunlight and temperatures helping to make Princess Nora University require oxygen to survive, which is of the KNX Award 2012 in the of up to 50 degrees Celsius to contend a landmark in energy-efficient building provided by huge aeration blowers that international category for Asia with, sun and heat protection are key control. blow air through diffusers at the bottom earlier this year. It is thought to features of our solution. Thousands of Not only does the i-bus reduce building of the basin.be the largest solution ever to use devices blinds provide protection from the sun’s energy consumption by around 40 percent Aeration blowers typically accountthat comply with the global KNX standard glare and prevent high levels of solar heat compared to technologies that do not use for 50 percent or more of the electricityfor energy-efficient home and building from entering the buildings. The blinds shift the KNX open standard, it has opened consumed by a wastewater treatmentautomation control. automatically according to the position and the possibility for many of the university plant, and Beloit is no exception. Prior Princess Nora University is the largest strength of the sun, or can be adjusted buildings to apply for green or gold ratings to the installation of the ACS 2000, thewomen’s university in the world. The new manually, resuming their automatic settings within the LEED standards (Leadership in aeration blower system at Beloit WPCFpurpose-built campus opened in January via presence detectors when people leave Energy and Environmental Design) of the was controlled by an inlet throttling valve2011 and accommodates 40,000 students the room. US Green Building Council. – a common solution for blower control,and 12,000 staff. It covers an area of 8 Each building is divided into zones with ABB was selected for the project by the that operates at fixed speed and does Sewage water purification tank – Beloit, Wisconsin, USAsquare kilometers and comprises 800 presence- and daylight-dependent lighting two main construction companies that built not offer the same operating and costbuildings; including classrooms, halls of control. Classrooms and lecture halls are the university, Saudi Oger and SBG, and benefits as variable speed drives. more than 1 million kilowatt-hours (kWh)residence, research centers, recreational equipped with dimming and darkness the two system integrators subcontracted For Beloit WPCF these benefits a year. At an average composite rate ofand sports facilities, a library, a 700-bed control to facilitate presentations, and large to install the solution on the construction are wide-ranging and include soft start $0.62/kWh, the annual savings for thehospital, as well as kindergartens, schools, rooms and halls are divided into smaller companies’ behalf: MTTS and Honeywell capability, ease of installation, direct-to- city of Beloit amount to $75,000.mosques and its own 10-station, driverless, lighting areas to create ambience and save HBS respectively. The KNX award was line (transformer-less) connection to the For more information: www.abb.com/wateroverhead metro system. energy. When no one is present in a room, made to MTTS. power supply network, minimal harmonic The ABB i-bus ® KNX solution enables the climate control system automatically Our i-bus KNX solution for the new distortion, non-requirement of medium How does ACS 2000 help save more?the university to automatically and remotely adjusts to eliminate waste of energy, by Terminal 3 building at Delhi Airport was voltage power factor correction, compact Scan to watch the videocontrol lighting and sun protection systems shutting down air conditioning. the previous winner of the biennial KNX and lightweight footprint, short paybackin each of the 800 buildings using one By using lighting control efficiently and Award for ‘International Category – Asia’ time and low total cost of ownership.single interface. A similar i-bus KNX solution by reducing the need for air conditioning in 2010. These benefits are enhanced by ancontrols the lighting in each of the 10 with presence detection and effective For more information: www.abb.com/knx ABB DriveMonitor™ intelligent diagnosticcampus metro stations. sun and heat protection, our solution is system that performs remote and real-12 contact 1| 13 contact 1 | 13 13
  8. 8. Energy efficiency Energy efficiencyIncreasing productivity at oil Water flow meter winstank farm in UAE industry awardBetter overall efficiency of pumps allows for quick oil handling and boosts ABB has been recognized at the 2012 H2O awards for its AquaMaster3™productivity of Vopak Horizon Fujairah Limited. device that helps address water leaks, boost water efficiency and lower utilities’ environmental impact. smart integration with renewable power, utility information technology systems and communication technologies,” added Sivakumar Subramanian. Reducing customer costs Additional benefits include no need for routine maintenance, lower installation costs and meter accuracy that will not deteriorate through wear. Our long-standing commitment to the water industry and the recent recognition, were followed by a global leadership award by Frost & Sullivan for innovation in the sector of ‘smart water networks/grids.’ The Vopak Horizon tank farm With several decades of global waterW and wastewater knowledge in applications e expanded our Diode IGBT technology reduces harmonics continuously increasing the pace of ranging from pumping stations, desalination, Supply Unit (DSU) based in the network productivity is essential for the success treatment, distribution and the management power supply unit with ISU ABB has been associated with Vopak of our business. We doubled the capacity of the entire water-wastewater cycle in modules to enhance the Horizon Fujairah since 1998 and has since of an existing substation using ABB drives, municipal and industrial customers, ABB isoil pumping operations at Vopak Horizon then ensured the reliable operation of 50 enabling an improved productivity of the preferred partner to the entire industry,Fujairah Limited, a leading storage and pumps at the tank farm by a complete, the connected pumping station,” says providing comprehensive portfolioshandling service provider for petroleum engineered multi-drive solution along with Christiaan van Nielen, Terminal Manager, The AquaMaster3 won Most water-efficient product of electrical, control and automation Tproducts at the Arabian seaside in the non-sparking motors and Programmable Vopak Horizon Fujairah. technologies, in addition to industry-United Arab Emirates (UAE). Logic Controllers (PLC) for the process he H 2O awards celebrate essential operational and financial benefits. specific turnkey solutions and life cycle Vopak Horizon Fujairah caters to control. Preventive maintenance reduces costs outstanding achievements of Measuring potable water is challenging services.blending, break-bulk and consolidation of Through our leading-edge drives Furthermore, the scope of supply the Middle East and North Africa due to measurement inaccuracies, For more information: www.abb.com/waterpetroleum products. Strategically located technology, the customer increased includes a preventive maintenance (MENA) water industry and were costly chamber construction, flowat the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz on productivity and efficiency of the pumps. contract consisting of periodical preventive held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates interruptions, suspect product reliability,the eastern side of UAE outside the Gulf, The latest ISU (Insulated gate bipolar maintenance checks, availability of 24/7 (UAE.) TheAquaMaster3 technology expensive installation, commissioning andthe company is the leading storage and transistor – IGBT) based supply units were emergency call center service, training, won the ‘Most water-efficient’ product maintenance – all further compounded byhandling service provider for petroleum added to the existing DSU. The expansion reconditioning and repair services, legacy category. poor leak prevention.products in Fujairah. enabled the terminal to operate more product support and parts management The device marks a new era in water Sivakumar Subramanian, ABB’s global The proximity of the crude oil pipeline pumps on demand with a total power support. With a preventive maintenance leakage management and was designed market development manager for Waterthat links Habshan oil field in Abu Dhabi to consumption capacity of 8.7 megawatts contract, the risk of interruptions in plant in response to the industry’s stringent in India, Middle East and Africa, said:Fujairah underlines the strategic importance (MW). Earlier, this was limited to 3 MW productivity and maintenance costs are demands for enhanced metering capability. “We are delighted to win this prestigiousof the location at the Strait of Hormuz, the with diode supply units. minimized, which contributes to the overall The flow meter delivers measurement data award which has set an exemplary standardworld’s most sensitive choke point. The IGBT-based system helps to reduce increase in the uptime of the oil pumping from remote locations directly to customers for remote potable water measurement, Vopak Horizon Fujairah services include the system harmonics level from 30 percent infrastructure. via the Internet to a PC or mobile device delivering best-in-class technologyreceipt of oil from and delivery to ships, to 4 percent. This eliminates distortion in For more information: – enabling action to be taken quickly. combined with essential operational andhomogenizing, inter-tank transfers and the electricity network and improves the www.abb.com/energyefficiency financial benefits to the industry.”pipeline transfers to neighboring terminals power factor near to unity, which improves Technology reduces environmental We provide the most economical andand ship-to-ship transfers. The operation system stability and efficiency. impact advanced instrumentation technologies forof the tank farm is critical and demands “We rely on IGBT technology to improve The meter sets the standard for improvement of water efficiency and quality.minimum downtime due to high operational the overall efficiency of our pumps since remote potable water measurement and “At the same time, ABB is taking giantcosts. the demand for quick oil handling and delivers the best-in-class technology with leaps forward by embedding seamless,14 contact 1| 13 contact 1 | 13 15
  9. 9. For a better world For a better world R ecently, ABB announced a The logical next step is to connect the breakthrough in the ability to lines and optimize the network. We are interrupt direct current, solving already working on the construction of a 1 0 0 - y e a r- o l d e l e c t r i c a l multi-terminal systems and the latest DC engineering puzzle and paving the way breaker innovation is a major step in the for a more efficient and reliable electricity evolution of HVDC grids. In parallel to the supply system. new hybrid breaker development, we have After years of research, we have an established HVDC grid simulation center developed the world’s first circuit breaker developing solutions for future DC overlay for high voltage direct current (HVDC). grid operations. It combines very fast mechanics with Fast, reliable and nearly zero-loss HVDC power electronics, and will be capable of breakers and current limiters based on the ‘interrupting’ power flows equivalent to hybrid HVDC breaker concept have been the output of a large power station within verified at component and system levels at 5 milliseconds – that is thirty times faster ABB’s high-power laboratories in Sweden than the blink of a human eye. and Switzerland, for HVDC voltages up to The breakthrough removes a 100-year- 320 kilovolt (kV) and rated currents of 2.6 old barrier to the development of DC kiloampere (kA). Thus, HVDC grids can now transmission grids, which will enable be planned. The next step is to deploy the the efficient integration and exchange breaker in a real HVDC transmission line to of renewable energy. DC grids will also test under continuous full load conditions. improve grid reliability and enhance the capability of existing alternating current How does hybrid HVDC breaker work? (AC) networks. We are in discussions with Scan here power utilities to identify pilot projects for the new development. “ABB has written a new chapter in the history of electrical engineering,” said Joe Hogan, CEO of ABB. “This historical breakthrough will make it possible to build DC Breaker – why we need it the grid of the future. Overlay DC grids will be able to interconnect countries and – Fast and reliable continents, balance loads and reinforce – Isolates faults the existing AC transmission networks.” – Clears faults in milliseconds The Hybrid HVDC breaker development – Prevents collapse of common HVDC grid voltageABB solves 100 has been a flagship research project for – Minimizes disturbances in converter operation our company, which invests over $1 billion annually in R&D activities. The breadth AC grids vs DC grids of our portfolio and unique combination of in-house manufacturing capability for – High active power conduction – Relatively low active poweryear old electrical power semiconductors, converters and losses conduction losses high voltage cables (key components of – Reactive power conduction – Zero reactive power HVDC systems) were distinct advantages losses conduction losses in the new development.engineering puzzle HVDC technology is needed to facilitate the long distance transfer of power from hydropower plants, the integration of offshore wind power, the development of visionary solar projects, and the interconnection of different power networks. ABB pioneered HVDC nearly 60 years agoDevelopment of a DC breaker for high voltage transmission will and continues to be a technology driver and market leader with many innovationshelp shape the grid of the future. and developments. With over 70 HVDC projects, our company accounts for around half the global installed base, representing an installed capacity of more than 60,000 megawatts (MW). Deployment of HVDC has led to an increasing number of point-to-point connections in different parts of the world.16 contact 1| 13 contact 1 | 13 17

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