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Graphical 3D configurator for control cabinets by Siemens

Siemens has launched a new graphical configurator for Sivacon 8MF1 system cubicles.

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Siemens to co-develop world’s first 170kV SF6-free GIS

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Siemens and Iljin Electric, a Korean manufacturer of electrical systems and gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), have signed an agreement to develop an SF6-free GIS for the 170kV voltage level. The technology has already been developed by Siemens for applications up to 145 kV, a release from Siemens said.

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thyssenkrupp’s MULTI wins Innovation Award

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Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s groundbreaking rope-less and sideways-moving elevator, MULTI, has won the 2018 Innovation Award at CTBUH’s first annual Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, which was held during May 30-31, 2018, at the Aqua Tower in Chicago. The Innovation Award winner was selected by an independent panel of experts based on the technology that is expected to have the greatest positive impact on high-rise buildings as well as the people who use these buildings.

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Siemens launches SF6-free MV switchgear

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Siemens has introduced a medium-voltage switchgear, the 8DAB 12, that does not require sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) as the insulating gas. The system uses clean air consisting only of the natural constituents of ambient air as the insulating gas. The switchgear is a new addition to the 8DA and 8DB product family and also works with the proven vacuum switching technology.

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IoT-ready Compact Substations by Reliance Energy

Reliance Energy, the power distribution arm of Reliance Infrastructure Ltd, has institutionalized a process to install only compact IoT (Internet of Things) substations in new projects coming up in its licensee area in Mumbai. Reliance Energy has installed over 180 such substations over the last two years, and hereon, it expects to 100 IoT-enabled compact substations in Mumbai’s suburbs each year. Incidentally, Reliance Energy has become the first power distribution utility in the country to deploy compact indoor substations. In this special feature on innovation, we take a closer look at IoT-enabled compact substations from Reliance Energy.

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Thyssenkrupp’s MULTI wins Edison Award

Thyssenkrupp’s MULTI wins Edison Award

The Edison Awards is an annual competition honouring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. This year, Thyssenkrupp took top honors at the 2017 Edison Awards in New York. The company received the Gold award in the category “Transportation and Logistic”. Read more

Siemens lands mandate for two mobile substations

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Siemens has been awarded an order to supply two mobile substations to National Grid SA, the transmission operator of Saudi Electricity Company. Based on the unique specifications from National Grid SA, Siemens has combined its existing innovative mobile substation modules together to design and manufacture two 380kV mobile substations able to fit and suit in any network area of the kingdom. With a rating of 502 MVA each, these two high-voltage mobile substations will be the most powerful ever built in a single feeder configuration. A mobile substation is mounted on a special trailer and can easily be transported wherever needed. Read more

Dual-mode locomotives poised to offset electrification delays

ALP-DP45, Bombardier’s dual-mode locomotive Bombardier unveiled in 2010.

Railway electrification in India has been a phenomenon where much has been aspired but very little achieved. The government has always wished that diesel traction is phased away so that the annual import bill of billions of litres of diesel is controlled. Besides, the growing environmental concerns associated with burning of a fossil fuel like diesel can be mitigated. Railway electrification is never an easy task because it has to be carried out on live and running tracks. Railway electrification has by and large been a tardy process except in recent years (See Box: Pace of Electrification). However, the task of 100 per cent railway electrification remains elusive.

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