- November 14, 2018
November 14, 2018 - ABB launched a dry-type (oil free) digital transformer, named the ABB Ability TXpert Dry, and another product called TXpand at its ABB Customer World (ACW) event in Xiamen, China.
The ABB Ability TXpert Dry incorporates digital capability within ABB’s dry-type transformers. Transformers typically use oil for cooling and insulation but dry-type transformers are designed to work without oil, where the core and the coil are cooled by air and non-flammable solid insulation material. Such transformers are suited for applications like offshore as well as densely populated areas and sensitive eco-systems.
Smart sensors collect data and combine them into powerful analytics enable key functionality such as Power Quality Monitoring, Self-Supervision and Lifecycle Assessment,
ABB also announced the launch of its TXpand solution for power transformers, where critical components such as the tank have a rupture-resistant design, to mitigate risks associated with unpredictable failures.
The product announcements follow the launch of a range of digitally integrated transformer technologies like the TXpert distribution transformers, the ABB Ability based digitally integrated Power Transformer, as well as the TXplore service solution.
ABB is a specialist in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.